HARVEST REPORT – 2015
This year I pushed myself to grow more new varieties. In order to make room for the new varieties though I didn’t grow a few of my favorite varieties and I am looking forward to growing those traditional varieties again for 2016! Here’s how things came out:
· Corno Di Toro Giallo—A good amount
· Ancho Gigantea—not enough. Pods took forever to ripen
· Count Piagos—A decent amount
· Fatalii—A decent amount
· Barbados—Bumper Crop. Grown from 2010 seeds. What a great pepper
· Red Bhut Jolokia—A good amount. Noticed some of the plants produced some Peach Bhut Jolokia so I’m guessing the seed stock I have might have a recessive Peach gene. Hmmm. . .
· Pequin—A decent amount
· Yucatan White Habanero—A decent amount
· 7 Pot White—A good amount
· Pink Scorpion—A tiny amount
· TMI Scorpion—A tiny amount
· Amarillo Pequeno—A decent amount
· Orangey Jalapeno—A good amount. I had noticed some Orangey Jalapenos rarely appearing in my Yellow Jalapeno during 2013 through 2014 so I had a growout of those few Orangey Jalapenos and they are a great pepper. Eventually it will turn red, but that takes so long—seven to eight weeks--you are more likely to use it while orange and fresh.
· Louisiana Hot Chile—a Small amount. Planted late in season. Brought in two containers to overwinter.
· Laotian—A good amount. Started with an overwintered container. Brought in a container to overwinter.
· Chervena Chushka—A decent amount
· Jimmy Nardello—A decent amount
· Yellow Jamaican Scotch Bonnet - A bumper crop. Like the Barbados, also grown out from 2010 seeds.
· Red Savina Habanero—A good amount
· Moruga Scorpion—A tiny amount. First growout of this one. Very Hot—Twice as hot as Ghost. The inside of the peppers have this wild golden orange color and texture.
· Aci Sivri—A tiny amount. Didn’t get enough sun or optimal containers.
· Thai—A tiny amount
So many new superhot varieties grown but I rarely ever sliced one up for using with a meal. They all went toward hot sauce or dehydrated chiles storage or chile powder production. Well, some went into making some hot pepper jelly and pickled chiles too, but mostly I was focused on the dehydrated form of preservation this year. Tomato production was up. Amy’s Apricot, San Marzano, White Cherry, White Tomelo, Nebraska Wedding. I also tried to grow out some Ukrainian purple but it was too wet and shady and I think I might have only saved ten seeds out of that patch. It was the One Tomato Patch Too Far. The herbs did great but by the time I got around to harvesting the basil seeds I was labeling them Mystery Basil because I wasn’t sure which of the five varieties it was. The Holy Basil came up volunteer in my garden like crazy! Other volunteers: Asian Greens, Hopi Red Dye Amaranth, Ground Cherry Tomato, Dill, Oregano. I also grew out some Pak Choi and some golden/yellow peas and beans too. They came out okay. I even grew out some corn this year for the first time.
December 30, 2015
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