Monday, March 15, 2010

Cayenne vs Scotch Bonnet

This are 2 plants planted in the same conditions and at the same time - see the difference in shape and amount of peppers. Scotch Bonnet is so much wider in the way it grows, while Cayenne is more slender and taller.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Seeds to swap

I have 3 kinds of hot peppers to swap seeds: Cayenne, Cyklon and Zvonek (on the picture below). If you are interested please let me know at ewamariasz at gmail dot com.


Very hot chilli pepper for hot pepper sauces - meet Scotch Bonnet...

Yes, Scotch Bonnet is very hot chilli pepper - on the heat scale it get 7 points out of 10, while 10 is capsicum in pure state - which means that there is no such plant in the world to get 10 points. This capsicum is great for producing hot pepper sauces at home. I think one plant will do to satisify entire family for entire season plus winter :) it is really, really hot - remember to wear gloves while working with this pepper in the kitchen.
In total I collected 11 peppers from this beauty pictured below - isn't she lovely?
I grew it in the pot, because I was planning to make overwintering trial. Unfortunately I am not very good gardener and snow caught my babies outside... I will give them chance this year again.

Monday, August 10, 2009

First pepper comes from Scotch Bonnet - day 155

This year all my peppers are late. At this time, last year we already had nice crop of Cyklon peppers. I dried all of them and as powder they were enough for us until now.
This year we grow Scotch Bonnet, Cayenne and Zvonek - you can see the size they have reached in May just before they went to garden.

Looking at the time of blooming and fruiting, my conclusion is that first half of March is too late for us to start the seeds. Coming year I will do it in February.
Look at this first fruit of Scotch Bonnet. It has surprisingly nice shape.....

but surprisingly small size (this is one of the smallest coins I have in my pockets) .........

Such small size is not surprising at all if you know that the plant was in the constant flood in June - in fact, I am surprised it is still alive and producing fruits. Coming fruits seem to be bigger.