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My Super Hot Peppers

Discussion in 'The Green Patch' started by TXKajun, Feb 7, 2015.

  1. TXKajun

    TXKajun Monkey++

    Here's a pic of my super hot peppers. The 2 big ones in front are my first ghost peppers and are going on 4 years old. The rest I planted back last July and have transplanted 2X. Total of 27 plants. I have 3 colors ghost peppers, 3 colors Morunga, a couple each of Carolina Reapers, Fatali, some Trinidad Scrpion, Bhut Jalokia Naga Vipers, 3 colors of Brain Strain, some Trinidad Butch T and some 7 Pot peppers.

    I started them in July in a 9 compartment plastic seed starter on top of a little heater (27 total seeds). Plans were to transplant only 1 of each, but they were so nice looking I figured I'd try all of them and let natural selection kill off the weak ones. I transplanted them in September. It's about time to transplant one more time before spring. I ended up with 25 new peppers plants.

    Here's what they look like, all grouped up:


    I'm still not sure what I am going to do with the peppers when/if they come in. They go in hotness on the Scoville Scale from about 500,000 to over 2,000,000! I figure one of each from each plant will last me my lifetime! LOLOL (OK, maybe a year) Anywho, I've been talking and posting about my peppers for a few years now, the 4 year old ones mostly, the new ones a couple of times, so I thought ya'll might appreciate a pic of them. [​IMG]
  2. Gator 45/70

    Gator 45/70 Monkey+++

    I like that, If you come up with 4/5 seeds from your plant then I would like to try my luck, Thanks'
  3. TXKajun

    TXKajun Monkey++

    That can probably be arranged, Gator.
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  4. Gator 45/70

    Gator 45/70 Monkey+++

    Thanks, Now we cooking at Maximum Torque!
  5. TXKajun

    TXKajun Monkey++

    I lit myself up last night! WHOOOOEEEEE!!

    One of my red ghost pepper plants put on 5 peppers about 1 1/2 months ago. Now they're about 1/2 the size of a ping pong ball. About a week ago, one of them fell off, so I took it and put it in the freezer. A few days ago, I noticed some orange/red color on 3 of them. Last night, I took one of the more ripe ones and cut it up, including seeds. My thought was that since it wasn't fully ripe, it would be pretty mellow compared to ripe ones. I cooked up a little pork roast, some rice and gravy and pork and beans. I spiked the roast with slivers of the pepper that fell off prior to cooking the roast.

    The roast had a nice spicy flavor to it. After spreading the finely chopped red colored pepper over the rice and gravy, I took a bite. HOLY MOLY!! It had all the heat I thought the fully mature ones had! IT WAS HOT! WOOHOOOOO Success! Through the hot taste, though, it had a flavor that is incredible. Can't even describe it except to say it makes getting the heat along with it acceptable.

    Things went great throughout supper. I was careful to wash my hands 3X after handling the peppers, made sure to keep hands away from face (and other tender parts), made it through supper just fine. Then disaster struck! My forehead was sweating (imagine that! LOL) so I reached up with my napkin to wipe it off. Swiped all the way down my face. BAD MOVE! I don't know exactly when or how, but the napkin had a bit of pepper residue on it! AGONY IN THE EYES! I was laughing like crazy, considering how careful I had been, but my eyes were on fire! I had Sweetie get me a wet, cold paper towel and let that sit on my eyes for a couple of minutes, then had her wet a couple of paper towels with milk and held them to my eyes for about 1/2 hour, then into the bathroom to wash face a bunch of times with soap and water. The combo methods worked. Wowzers, talk about ecstasy and agony! LOLOL

    Anywho, I can say my ultra hot pepper raising is a roaring success so far. [​IMG] :)

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  6. kellory

    kellory An unemployed Jester, is nobody's fool. Banned

  7. oldawg

    oldawg Monkey+++

    Willie Pete on pork roast?? Me way too tender for that![bow] You tha man.
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  8. TXKajun

    TXKajun Monkey++

    Glad to see others can see the humor in this. :)

    Nah, nothing to it mostly. If I was "Da Man", I'd use some of these peppers whizzed in a food processor for my soap making. LOLOLOL

  9. ghrit

    ghrit Ambulatory anachronism Administrator Founding Member

    I dare say that would enable your sig line --
  10. kellory

    kellory An unemployed Jester, is nobody's fool. Banned

    I don't know about that, but it would fit with his occupation.....;)
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  11. TXKajun

    TXKajun Monkey++

    ghrit and kellory, ya'lll had me LOL for real. :) I hadn't made any connection between my proclivity for hot peppers and my "nuclear garbageman" occupation. That could explain a lot! Maybe one of my peppers, maybe my Carolina Reaper or Butch T Scorpion, will not only light me up, but make me glow in the dark!!! ROFLMAO!

    BTW, just for reference, a jalapeno is 2,500-8,000 Scoville Units (SU), a habanero is 1,020,000-1,578,000 SU, my Yellow Trinidad Morunga Scorpion (which I just noticed had a pepper on it today! WOOHOO) is 1,200,000-2,009,231,SU and my Carolina Reapers are 1,200,000 - 2,200,000 SU. A little reference chart if anyone's interested: How Hot Are Chile Peppers? | Pepper Heat Scale | Capsaicin Scoville Scale Then, there's my other Trinidad Moruga Scorpions which go from 1,490,000 to over 2,000,000.

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  12. TXKajun

    TXKajun Monkey++

    An update on my ultrahots.....

    Today was a good day for planting, according to the Farmer's Almanac, so I took my remaining 18 peppers and did a bunch of repotting (yeah, I know, not planting, but close enough for me. :p ). I combined all the peppers of one kind (2 red ghost peppers, 2 of these, 2 of those) into one large planter. I had them in ~1 gallon plastic pots an they were way rootbound. My 2 ea 4-yr old ghost plants were looking peaked in their 2 gallon pots, so one got put into a much larger pot (yep, rootbound badly), the other one is almost dead, so I didn't do anything with it but put it outside where it'll get watered. Over the last year and a half since I planted all my varieties, some of the labeling on my old popsickle sticks was faded and unreadable, some of the sticks had fallen out, so I had about 4 plants that I have no idea of what is what. I took those and put them all into one really big pot. I ended up with a total of 11 pots of peppers, 2 pots of single plants cuz I couldn't read the label for the 2nd. Drat! I know I planted 2 pots of each kind! LOL I put them outside ( weather here is our usual gorgeous fall...down to ~55 at night, up to ~80 during the day) where they'd get watered by the sprinklers every other day.

    When the weather starts getting down into the 40's, I'll move them inside at night and back out during the day. During full winter, they'll come inside full time, under the lights again.

    I'm pooped! Way too much work for an old man! LOL


    My fitbit Charge HR seems to be helping keep my diet and exercise on track. I was able to do all the transplanting, toting round the 40# sacks of potting soil, lifting, bending, etc fairly well....only 2 short breaks in 3 hours. Down about 4 lbs, too.
    Last edited: Oct 18, 2015
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  13. Gopherman

    Gopherman Sometimes I Wish I Could Go Back to Sleep Site Supporter++

    Man I admire your, Courage?
    My Habenero's were way too hot for me, I'm sticking to the Jalapeno's from now on. My daughter, on a dare from her brother, ate one and ran around the house screaming like an idiot for a half an hour,laughed TIL I cried!
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  14. pearlselby

    pearlselby Monkey++

    Have you noticed that as time passes the harvest of the peppers gets hotter? We have moved from working with them in the kitchen to the garage to the driveway.
    I just wanted to say your picture is beautiful. I love growing and caring for all kinds of peppers, but the hot ones are really fun.
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  15. pearlselby

    pearlselby Monkey++

    I need to dig mine up and put those from the garden into pots. Thanks for sharing, TXKajun! Good Going!!
  16. TXKajun

    TXKajun Monkey++

    Thanks for all the kind comments.

    Peppers have been brought inside and settled under my grow lights. Supposed to get down to 32 F tonight. Winter is here.

    The plants looked pretty bad for the first week or so, but in the last few days (since I moved them back inside), they have started putting on fresh leaves at the base of the stalks as well as on the stalks. I think they're gonna be good to go now. Whew!

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  17. pearlselby

    pearlselby Monkey++


    I just love peppers.
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  18. Hanzo

    Hanzo Monkey+++

    How were you the next day? seesaw

    Gotta be careful. I remember reading a number of years ago about a gut who a wad of wasabi on a dare. He died.
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  19. TXKajun

    TXKajun Monkey++

    Hanzo, surprisingly enough, I don't suffer any "aftereffects" from these peppers the next day. Don't know why, but I suspect it may be that they totally digest on the way through.

    The peppers looked kind of puny for a week or so after transplanting into larger pots, but they're all putting on lots of leaves now, mostly on the lower stalks. Looking pretty good.

    Nice pepper pic, pearl.

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  20. pearlselby

    pearlselby Monkey++

    Thank you, @TXKajun. We dug up an Heirloom Tabasco I grew from a seed. We are going to try to keep it alive in the garage. I have several more I want to put in there. We are supposed to freeze in the morning. 100_4350.JPG
    These used to stay outside when we lived on the gulf coast. Peppers are my very favorite garden plant. It seems to take them forever to grow and then suddenly they are big and beautiful. For three years now, we have grown everything from seeds.
    We have some Siberian Tomatoes. They are supposed to keep growing tomatoes to 22 degrees. I guess I will find out next week for sure.
    Last edited: Nov 20, 2015
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