What Varieties to Plant

Discussion in 'Peppers' started by rabbithutch, Mar 28, 2015.

  1. rabbithutch

    rabbithutch Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I've just gotten back into gardening on a very small scale. I have a 2'x7' table top soil-less mix(a la Bartholomew's Square Foot Gardening) herb garden and 3 table tops for other planting. One of the beds is 4'x8' and two are 4'x4'. I missed getting any winter plants in and it's getting late for early summer stuff; but I'm determined to have something to harvest this year.

    Last year, a neighbor - who has since moved away - grew a bunch of different peppers. He is married to a lady of Japanese descent and growing the peppers was a way of showing respect for his mother-in-law. I never did find out what varieties of peppers he planted. Can anyone suggest what varieties they might have been? I don't have any pics. The pods when grown were just over an inch - maybe and inch and a half long - and were green and waxy looking. Of course they dried to a dark red color.

    I'm in central Texas where the summers are hot if that matters as to varieties. I'd really appreciate your suggestions.
  2. darwin101

    darwin101 Meat Mopper

    More than likely the plants sold locally will do well for you.  Jalapenos, Tabasco and cayenne are a few that I have grown in Dallas.  This year I am going to try the Fresno, a blurb I read said it is well suite to hot dry environments.

    As to the Japanese variety, the only one I know of would be the dried ones sold in the Mexican foods section labeled Chile Japones.  

  3. rabbithutch

    rabbithutch Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks for the info! Thumbs Up
  4. chef willie

    chef willie Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I'd try some Thai Bird chilis if you can find any...in that Texas heat they should do real well....

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