With Joe and Linda posting pictures of their great looking pepper plants for this season, I felt it was time to show off some of my beauties. My roommate and good friend, Dave Reed started growing pepper plants about 3 years ago (along with many a vegetable) and this will be our fourth year. Last year we grew 173 pepper plants out of 13 different varieties and this year we will be doing (at last count) 213 pepper plants out of 25 different varieties. Here’s the list:
Habanero Caribbean Red Hot, Naga Morich, Habanero White Bullet, Habanero Congo, Fatali, Jamaican Scotch Bonnet, Piquin, Tepin, Black Pearl, some sort of unknown kind (possibly a Fire Cracker), Cayenne Ring of Fire, Jalapeno, Jalapeno Early, Ancho, Purira, Hungarian Hot Wax, Numex Big Jim, Whippets Tail, Bolivian Rainbow Chili, Serrano, Chinese 5 Color, Rocoto, De Arbol, and Cascabel.
In addition to getting a boat load of peppers, this year we will be attempting to break two world records. The first one is for the World’s Longest Pepper (being done in conjunction with our buddy Mark’s Big Jim Challenge 2007) and the World’s Tallest Pepper Plant. We start all our plants from seed and grow organically. Keeping in mind that these are not ALL the plants, sit back and enjoy the pictures folks!
A selection of each type in pots.
Chili De Arbol.
We named this section, “The Slant” for obvious reasons. (L to R) Purira, Hungarian Hot Wax, and Piquins.
Piquins, Black Pearls, Habaneros.
Piquins, Tepin, Unknown, Black Pearl, Piquin.
Serranos to the left, Ring of Fire to the right.
Awwwww, look at the baby Anchos.
Jalapeno sharing some space with a Spider Plant.
Tepin (bottom left) and the soon to be new Guinuis Book of World Records holder of the World’s Tallest Pepper Plant: Piquins! The tallest one is just over 9 feet.
Baby Whippets Tails surrounding a three year old Jalapeno Early.
(Front to Back) Jamaican Scotch Bonnet, Rocotos, Ancho, Big Jims.