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TX Sandman
03-30-2008, 03:55 PM
Found a source for aji dulce peppers. It's seeds, not plants, but a lot cheaper than $35. This place sells a packet of 10+ seeds (I got 16) for $3.75 total, no minimum.

http://www.caribbeanseeds.com/ajidulceseeds.htm

Haven't planted 'em yet, but that's a weekend project. We'll see how it works out.

Got 'em planted today. Now it's a matter of time.

http://img170.imageshack.us/img170/7047/dsc01246wc0.th.jpg (http://img170.imageshack.us/my.php?image=dsc01246wc0.jpg) http://img170.imageshack.us/img170/9652/dsc01247tl7.th.jpg (http://img170.imageshack.us/my.php?image=dsc01247tl7.jpg)

JamesB
04-01-2008, 05:07 AM
Hey sandman, you gonna send me any of those when they be ready??? I ain't met a pepper I didn't like... Now some of 'em hurts a bit more than the others, but...

James.

TX Sandman
04-01-2008, 07:38 AM
Hey sandman, you gonna send me any of those when they be ready??? I ain't met a pepper I didn't like... Now some of 'em hurts a bit more than the others, but...

If I can track you down, they're yours. If even half of these seeds sprout, that'll be more peppers than I can possibly use.

SmokyOkie
04-01-2008, 09:45 AM
Got 'em planted today. Now it's a matter of time.

http://img170.imageshack.us/img170/7047/dsc01246wc0.th.jpg (http://img170.imageshack.us/my.php?image=dsc01246wc0.jpg) http://img170.imageshack.us/img170/9652/dsc01247tl7.th.jpg (http://img170.imageshack.us/my.php?image=dsc01247tl7.jpg)

Rob, are they the puerto Rican variety or Venezuelan?







James, these are the peppers that taste like a habanero but have about a 10 Scoville content.

TX Sandman
04-01-2008, 10:19 AM
Rob, are they the puerto Rican variety or Venezuelan?

:blushing: Um, they're the kind with seeds?

Damfino. That sheet is all the info I got on 'em.

Q-N-Brew
04-01-2008, 10:48 AM
That's it? 10 Scoville on the heat scale?? I think water has more heat than that.. J/K These would be good for the taste and no heat though. Let us know how your peppers do Rob.

TX Sandman
04-01-2008, 10:55 AM
These would be good for the taste and no heat though.

That's one reason I wanted to try them. My kids can't tolerate any spice, so I'm planning on using these to make some kid-friendly ABTs and possibly some pepper sauce.

Besides, I can get a jalapeno-fix from my Dad's garden. I think he planted 7 plants this year. :eek::woohoo:

TX Sandman
04-26-2008, 04:46 PM
Got 'em planted today. Now it's a matter of time.

http://img170.imageshack.us/img170/7047/dsc01246wc0.th.jpg (http://img170.imageshack.us/my.php?image=dsc01246wc0.jpg) http://img170.imageshack.us/img170/9652/dsc01247tl7.th.jpg (http://img170.imageshack.us/my.php?image=dsc01247tl7.jpg)


Well, it's been about 4 weeks. Out of the 16 seeds, I had 9 plants sprout. For my first time trying this, I'm pretty proud of that.

They're currently growing in the kitchen windowsill, where they get afternoon sun, and light all day long.

http://img340.imageshack.us/img340/465/dsc01294zg1.th.jpg (http://img340.imageshack.us/my.php?image=dsc01294zg1.jpg)

More pics as they grow up.

SmokyOkie
04-28-2008, 09:50 AM
Well, it's been about 4 weeks. Out of the 16 seeds, I had 9 plants sprout. For my first time trying this, I'm pretty proud of that.

They're currently growing in the kitchen windowsill, where they get afternoon sun, and light all day long.
More pics as they grow up.

I never had too much problem getting them to sprout, I just was never able to get the sprouts to turn into good viable plants. I always planted 2-3 seeds in each cell figuring I could always thin them if they all came up. I also usually plant two pepper plants per hole.


Tim, one odd thing about the use of bhut jolokia, with some folks it is known to thin out your blood. I have thin blood and the doctor asled me if I was using bhut jolokia. Not the answer to my problem, just a general headsup.

Thanks rich. I could prolly stand to use a blood thinner, but I don't think my posterior could stand any bhut jolokia at all. I planted them mostly for a novelty nut I'll prolly dry and grind a few for instant heat when I need it.

TX Sandman
05-04-2008, 10:46 PM
Maybe even less.

It's amazing how a week can change things. Last week I had 9 viable sprouts, now less than half that.

I watered the little guys Monday morning before leaving for work. Karen, having heard me water 'em, thought she didn't need to water 'em that night. Well, they didn't take too kindly to that. She awoke to shriveled-up leaves and the plants just laying over on the dirt. She quick gave 'em a drink, and I've been trying, but 5 sprouts never recovered. They're standing up, but the leaves are still shriveled.

Of the other 4, they have leaves, but they've lost their spark. Before, they were tracking the sun, but now only 1 seems to do that. And all of 'em have a yellowish tinge to their leaves, not the deep rich green of before.

I'm gonna keep trying, but I don't expect much. Damn, that's a :misbehaving:

TX Sandman
05-20-2008, 11:33 PM
I'm gonna keep trying, but I don't expect much. Damn, that's a :misbehaving:

And now it's done.

Lost another seedling later, so I was down to three. They were outside, doing well, even starting to show some new growth. I watered 'em Monday morning before work, carefully arranged 'em so they could get some sun, and left. Came home to twigs. :(

Apparently, Karen didn't water them again yesterday, when we had record-setting temps of 99. There were no survivors.

SmokyOkie
05-21-2008, 03:46 PM
Sorry to leartn of the demise of your little darlings Rob.

Would you like me to send you some dried aji?

Smokin
05-25-2008, 10:18 AM
Sorry about the pepper plants Rob. I'm sure next time they will do better.

TX Sandman
05-25-2008, 10:20 PM
Sorry about the pepper plants Rob. I'm sure next time they will do better.


Sorry to leartn of the demise of your little darlings Rob.

Would you like me to send you some dried aji?

Thanks for the sympathy, guys. It's about what I expected, since my wife isn't known for a green thumb. :msn-wink:

Tim, thanks for the offer, but I'll pass. I was hoping to use the whole peppers for ABTs or something, and I really wouldn't know what to do with the dried aji. I figure next year I'll spring for the plants and see if they have a better chance of survival.