Ghost Peppers (2/28/2016)

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I planted this Ghost Pepper Kit from AG on 2/28/2016. It didn't perform very well. What I've learned since, is that these are serious slow growers. 140-172 days from seed to ripe fruit in soil. One pod never germinated. The other was at 2" for so long I moved it to another garden, because I didn't want to give up on it yet, and I wanted to free a garden. 2 weeks later it started to grow. It is now 71 days and I have an open bloom,, and many buds waiting to produce.

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This plant is now 188 days

This plant is now 189 days old, it's growing whiskers. I've harvested the entire first crop of Ghost Peppers, and three of the eight peppers of the second crop. Every one of these peppers was frozen whole. This plant has taught me more about growing peppers than any other pepper plant I've grown, and I've grown plenty of them. I just harvested the ghost pepper in the center of the pic, five more to ripen.

In two or three weeks when the weather cools, the Ghost Peppers, Jamaican Hot Yellow Mushroom Peppers, Loco Hybrid Peppers, and a boatload of ripe Red Jalapenos will be combined to make one explosive sauce. I've been planning this sauce for over six months. The last couple of weeks, I've made three trips to the farmers markets just to see what is available. I'm finalizing my recipe now. I'm tired of running out of the very hot sauce. If I buy a bottle from the store, it's gone in five days. NO MORE!

Mike

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Oh, this plant sets flowers.

Oh, this plant sets flowers. Lots of them. Almost all of them fall off. But these super-hot peppers need lots of light. The Bounties have enough light for the super-hots. I don't believe the Ultras do. Of course, the Bounties provide 50% more light with the 45 watt hood, as opposed to the 30 watt hoods on the Ultras and Extras. The smaller LED hoods are only 20 watts.

Mike

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Congratulations, Mike!

Congratulations, Mike! smiley

And no flowers? It just sets a few peppers and works on them for a few months? What a weird little pepper!

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Here are the first two of the

Here are the first two of the second harvest of the AG Ghost Pepper Kit. No more than a day or two until I pick them. There are eight peppers on the plant for the second go around.

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Jeez, that'sonly good if you

Jeez, that'sonly good if you want to keep people out!

Next month, when the weather cools a bit, I will begin fermenting these peppers for hot sauce. I have two full bags like this now. I have started a third bag, and I have a LOT of Jalapenos that are ripening, now. Ghost Peppers, Jamaican Hot Yellow Mushroom Peppers, Loco Hybrid Peppers, Jalapeno Peppers, Red Bell Peppers, Carrots, Onions and Garlic will ALL go in the mash. Then around Haloween, it will be blended and the final ingredients added for the final hot sauce.

Mike

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Yeah, I'm pretty savvy, too,

Yeah, I'm pretty savvy, too, Mike. It was Exceedingly Dumb. Someone, sometime, had added a list of every IP address that was allowed to access the server. Sure. Well, that explains lack of traffic...

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I hope it didn't cost you any

I hope it didn't cost you any money, Ginger. I've never seen a problem like that,and I consider myself fairly savy in that area.

The new peppers should be ripe in 2-3 weeks. Thanks again for your help resolving the problem.

Mike

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Great, Mike. Actually his fix

Great, Mike. Actually his fix for you broke me accessing the site - but we're both good now! I hope.

So how many months will it take the baby ghosts to get ripe? Now that it's in the groove. smiley

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Hi Ginger, 

Hi Ginger, 
Your tech support was able to get me up and running, again. The original 5 peppers were harvested a while ago. They are in the freezer now. I currently have 7 new ghost peppers growing on the same plant. The plant is now 167 days old.

Mike

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Oh no, ghost peppers are far

Oh no, ghost peppers are far too hot to eat raw or even cooked whole. In 2014, these were considered the hottest pepper on Earth. I know there are videos of folks of people eating peppers like this on line, but those folks are nuts. I've harvested three of the five, now. Now there are two new baby ghosts.

A jalapeno has a heat rating of 7,500 to 10,000 SHU for a very hot one. A ghost pepper is rated at over 1,000,000 SHU. Over 100 times hotter. It will be made into a sauce along with Loco Hybrid Peppers, Jamaican Hot Yellow Peppers, Carrots, Onion and Garlic, not to mention fresh herbs, vinegar and salt.

Mike

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