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Jalapeno pepper

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Orion:
Bear, one more suggestion if you’re doing the jalapeño’s. They have a really dense core with lots of white membrane and seeds. I suggest you cut them in half and then use a teaspoon as a scraper and remove the pulp and seeds, you could always take some of the seeds and dry and smoke them too. The Habaneros are really thin walled with minimal pulp. Jalapeños will struggle to dry if not cored.

_Bear_:
Thanks Orion, I was planning on cutting them in 1/2 and pulling the cores out, but it is a good idea to try and use the seeds and what pulp I can get out. I am considering buying some Habaneros to plant, but it might be to late in the year. When do you plant yours? I see uou are up in Edmonton, we do get a little more hot days down here than you, so it might work

Orion:
I didn’t explain myself well...I don’t recommend using the cores of jalapeño peppers for drying and smoking. My opinion is that there is far too much of it and it carries a bitter taste along with the heat. You can try however not something I would do. The real good flavour is in the flesh.

I sow all hot pepper seeds indoors in early March using an electric blanket under the trays. Hot peppers can be extremely slow to germinate and a little heat helps them along. By late April I have 6” plants that go into the greenhouse and into the garden by late May. Everything depends on the seasonal weather each year.

Don’t know where you are and how long your growing season is however it’s gettung a little late to get Habaneros and Ghost peppers into the soil so they can get established. Not impossible but not ideal either. Again, hot peppers prefer warm soil and once potted out in the garden will sit idle for a couple of weeks as the roots get established. Then suddenly they take off and the growth rate escalates.

I have about 70 hot pepper plants this year of 6 different varieties and they are just starting to really take off .

_Bear_:

--- Quote from: Orion on June 12, 2019, 06:40:31 pm ---I didn’t explain myself well...I don’t recommend using the cores of jalapeño peppers for drying and smoking. My opinion is that there is far too much of it and it carries a bitter taste along with the heat. You can try however not something I would do. The real good flavour is in the flesh.

I sow all hot pepper seeds indoors in early March using an electric blanket under the trays. Hot peppers can be extremely slow to germinate and a little heat helps them along. By late April I have 6” plants that go into the greenhouse and into the garden by late May. Everything depends on the seasonal weather each year.

Don’t know where you are and how long your growing season is however it’s gettung a little late to get Habaneros and Ghost peppers into the soil so they can get established. Not impossible but not ideal either. Again, hot peppers prefer warm soil and once potted out in the garden will sit idle for a couple of weeks as the roots get established. Then suddenly they take off and the growth rate escalates.

I have about 70 hot pepper plants this year of 6 different varieties and they are just starting to really take off .

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Ok, I get what you are saying about the core's. I am in Medicine Hat, 5.5 hrs south of you. A local green house has Habanero plants that are about a foot high. I was thinking about buying a few or them and planting them in my garden

Orion:
At a foot high you should have good success and harvest before the fall. Grab a few. Dig a 1/4 cup of tomato/vegetable fertilizer into hole before you place plants in. Finely ground eggshells too if you can round some up. 1/4 cup also. When you remove plants from the pots look closely at the roots. They may be balled up a bit at the bottom. If so, use your fingers to gently loosen them up and get them free from the circular growth pattern. Just enough to free them up a bit. Plant out in cool of morning or evening, not in hottest part of day. Water well.

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