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    Default Chili peppers

    I'm growing about 30 varieties of chili peppers. Looking good so far...

    Here are a few varieties:

    Jalapeņo:
    Species: Annuum Origin: Mexico Heat: Medium

    Probably one of the most well known peppers. It is named after the city of Xalapa in Mexico. Produces 6-7cm long peppers which ripen from green to red.





    Peruvian Purple:
    Species: Frutescens Origin: Peru Heat: Mild

    This beautiful plant has dark purple stems, purple/green variegated leaves and produce stunning purple flowers and 2.5 cm stubby, up-right, mild, deep purple peppers that turn red when ripe.







    Aji Omnicolor:
    Species: Baccatum Origin: Peru Heat: Hot

    This prolific ornamental variety produces 5-6cm long pendant shaped peppers which grow upright on the plant. The pods mature from a pale yellow to purple then to yellow and orange before finally ripening to red.



    Rocoto Canario:
    Species: Pubescens Origin: Peru Heat: Extremely Hot

    Probably the most famous of the Pubescens species, its history lies in the Andes region of Peru where it is also known as 'Manzano', meaning apple due the shape of the fruit.





    Padron:
    These peppers are traditionally picked immature (usually when about 5cm long) before they have developed any heat. Perfect for tapas; they are usually quickly fried in olive oil and sea salt and served hot. If left to mature, the fruits turn a light red and grow to about 10cm long and 4cm wide.




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    Beautiful photos of excellently grown plants. Thanks for sharing.

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    I can never get mine to develop fast enough. Sooo jealous of you LOL

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    Ive got one called 'Big Bomb' apparently it is the hottest available in australasia, and it has large fruits, about the size of a ping pong ball. They are fully round and spherical, and the heat is like breathing burning metaldehyde!

    Also, i have a capsicum 'Yellow Banana' that has surprisingly kept growing through winter-very unusual here in NZ. It should have rotted away from frost damage by now
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    My pepper plants are way behind yours. Beautiful photos of healthy plants. Thanks for posting these. I will be happy to share some of mine when they are bigger. I am only growing two varieties this year, but I am worried that only one variety survived as the plants all look the same to me right now. Guess when they start blooming I will figure it out. Great post, Thomas. Thank you.

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    Wow, nice peppers and nice photos. I have got some Habaneros, Jalapenos, Pasilla negros and some kind og purple peppers, all are from seeds from friends. The Habaneros are super spicy.

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    I also have Habaneros and Jalapenos. Also Chilis and green peppers. Mine are all outside in the garden though. And producing like crazy. Gonna have to pick some soon.

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    wow, didnt know some plants could be that showy, nice collection Thomas!
    all the while you were showing us all the "cool" orchids, now these "hotties", great stuff!

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    Nice pepper pics! I'm sure you'll have the seed companies knocking down you door in no time to use your pics in their catelogs.

    Do you use all these different peppers yourself, Thomas, or grow them more for the fun of it? I haven't run into many Scandinavians (met several way back when at univerisity) who are big fans of spicy food.

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    What beautiful pictures, Thomas, and what a nice collection of plants. Thanks for sharing!

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