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2019 Carolina Reapers

Discussion in 'Peppers' started by dr k, May 16, 2019.

  1. dr k

    dr k Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    The cold and wet Spring has been delaying the hardening process for these two CR plants but are better than the two Chocolate Habaneros last year. Last years CH got sunburned and barely survived before producing over one thousand fruits from two plants. Since this years plants have been also getting sun light as well as artificial light they are doing well outside in the sun for two hours/day and also to get acclimated to light wind. These are from @tropics last years CR seeds.
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  2. fivetricks

    fivetricks Smoking Fanatic

    I can't wait to get into growing these next year :-)
     
  3. SmokinVOLfan

    SmokinVOLfan Master of the Pit

    Man I would love to have some of those. I bet they are going to be great. What all do you use them for?
     
  4. dr k

    dr k Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I'll make hot sauce with them. Give them away while fresh and use fresh as needed with chili. When they start to soften I'll dehydrate to make powder or bag them dried cut in half. I do prefer smoking/drying in the smoker 24 hours at 150° for a Chipotle style dried smoked pepper.
     
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  5. Bubba90

    Bubba90 Newbie

    I started growing last year and had very good returns.

    Chili Tai
    Orange Habs
    Chocolate Habs
    Carolina Reapers (Yellow and Red)
    Ghost peppers
    Jalapeño
    Salsa peppers
     

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  6. I have to hand it to you guys, I don’t know how you do it.
    Just reading this thread is making my mouth hurt....:emoji_laughing:
     
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  7. fivetricks

    fivetricks Smoking Fanatic

    Admit it. It hurts so good though :-)
     
  8. tropics

    tropics Epic Pitmaster OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Kurt they look good my seeds didn't survive the move,they were in the garage and froze for almost 2 months before I found them.
    Richie
     
  9. bluewhisper

    bluewhisper Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I haven't grown reapers yet but I did plant two red ghosts yesterday. I haven't found hab plants at the stores yet.

    I grew ghosts for my first time last year. I dried and ground them (OUTSIDE) and I've been using them in seasoning blends. Kind of like putting solid rocket boosters onto a recipe.

    BTW if you don't want intense heat, try a variety called Zavory. It's kind of a heatless habanero.
     
  10. HalfSmoked

    HalfSmoked Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Looking good Kurt my CH now have their second leaf.

    Warren
     
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  11. dr k

    dr k Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    How many plants are you growing. I'm glad the seeds were good. I just needed a couple CR plants this year since I have so much dehydrated and smoke dried Chipotle style hot peppers.
     
  12. dr k

    dr k Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Did you have time this growing season to see if they were viable with your move? I thought seeds could be preserved by freezing like all the seeds that are frozen in case of a global catastrophe but maybe at a specific range. I have plenty so just let me know when you need more now or later.
     
  13. HalfSmoked

    HalfSmoked Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Kurt
    I have 4 plants growing most of the seeds were not very good at germinating.
    I was going to say the same thing Richie I have all kinds of volunteer plants come up through out my garden and in the compose pile. and they have been out there all winter. So plant some and see what happens.

    Kurt Thanks for the like it is appreciated.

    Warren
     
  14. HalfSmoked

    HalfSmoked Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Here they are Kurt

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    Waiting for the move to the garden.

    Warren
     
  15. dr k

    dr k Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    It's been wet, cold and windy here with night temps in the forties and highs in the fifties which makes it tough to harden and get them underway outside. Latest start to the growing season I've ever experienced. Will be 80 tomorrow and back to a couple hours putting the plants outside. Two of those CH plants got me a thousand or so peppers.