Chillies 2019

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  1. Loki

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    What are we sowing?
    Old favourites, good 'doers', new varieties, recommended varieties or self saved surprises?
    My list so far, (all I've got left :snorky:) before seed shopping :heehee:

    Jalapeño - so good pickled. We are running out already.

    Cayenne- really good in hot sauce recipes, aswell as frozen. They chop up so small from frozen, they are a good addition to any sauce.
    Prairie fire- oh, I do love these:wub2:. Little plants (window sill small ) little nuggets of super charged heat and flavour.

    Habanero- I will sow seeds but I've still got my overwintering hab still doing well! This will be Horace's third winter :yikes: I had a bumper crop last year.

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    Lemon drop- I wanted to give these a mention. Amazing plants, lots of fruit, really good 'doers' . I've no seed left but I'm unsure about growing them again :scratch:
    It's a good hot chilli, but the lemon flavour didn't really do it for me this year.
    Happy sowing friends :snorky:
     
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      We only grow two varieties now. We used to grow up to twenty.

      The customers for the Naga plants have already put in orders for 50 so I hope we can germinate that many.

      The Shiney Hybrids are never a problem germinating but we have been rather lax in picking the chillies for that purpose - I keep eating them :doh:. I've still got a few plants producing so must control myself :snorky:. I can usually sell all I can grow, just limited on time and space, and they sell equally well as chilli plants and house plants.
       
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        You're a machine @shiney
        I can't wait for the new chilli season.
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          Wow. Never heard of prairie fire. Think I'll try to find those seeds. Thanjs fot the heads up! :)
           
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            I'll be sowing jalepeno and serrano for eating / pickling. I may order some other 'cooking' type seeds

            Then Habanero for a bit of extra heat
             
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              I am sowing my old favourite Tokyo Hot a cayenne type chilli . I also wanted to grow a mild chilli for salsas and BBQ grilling . Jalapeno I thought were mild , but most on Ebay are shown as very hot :scratch: I did find this type on Premier -Seeds , Tam Jalapeno mild . Are there two types of Jalapeno , hot and mild ?
              VEGETABLE HOT CHILLI PEPPER TAM JALAPENO (MILD) 30 SEEDS ** UK FREE P&P ** | eBay
               
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                They are not a super hot chilli but they are not mild. They give a good kick with flavour.

                I bought my first plants from these people and now save the seed. Theres a far better description than I could provide here … Top Chilli Varieties

                Edit : I like these as they have plenty of flesh unlike some that are very thin skinned
                 
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                  Personally I dont mind a bit of heat but I find most chillies far too hot.
                  I'm thinking Jalapenos might be the way to go, am I right?
                   
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                    I like the giant Jalapeños best @pete as they are medium hot and as said great pickled.. I grow Apache great yielder .! Also Norfolk Naga as well as the giant Jalapeño most years and get good yields from all although it can be a pain germinating sometimes but always manage it.. :thumbsup:
                     
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                      A piece of useless information:-
                      A dried and smoked Jalapeno is called a Chipotle.
                       
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                        @pete Jalepeno are rated at between 2500 and 10000 on the Scoville scale (depending on whose info you look up) with the likes of Naga up at 2 to 3 million on the scale.

                        Id put them at the lower end so they are at around the 33% level of the scale.

                        My wife isn't a fan of hot food but enjoys my chilli jam made from around 10 jalapenos (makes 3 jars of jam).

                        I know its difficult to get a feel for the heat from comments but its the one chilli that I grow every year and it doesn't take your head off
                         
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                          Jalapenos are considered to be a milder chilli with them tending to be milder the bigger they are. As with most varieties you can get different temperature chillies off the same plant.
                           
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                            Absolutely! Don't let one innocent little green chilli fool you, the next one will have more heat and be hot! Or ..... it could be mild like a sweet pepper :)
                            Chillies, you have got to love them !
                            My first have been sown, jalapeño!!:dbgrtmb:
                             
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                              I buy these, the mild ones are really about as hot as I like them.
                              Any ideas what variety they might be, a few seeds in the jar but I doubt they are likely to be viable.
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                              Could be cherry chillies if they are mild
                               
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