***two post today, please read Thursdays garden meal below***The peppers have really started to grow now which is nice to see. We have had a hand full of hot days that they have had a noticeable response to. I keep hoping the hot weather will stick around but it doesn't seem to want to this year.
Here is the pepper bed that comprises of 90% of the peppers I am growing. From left to right is Jimmy Nardello, Big Chili II (Anaheim), Ancho & Purple Bell Peppers.
Here is the remain 10% of the peppers, so accurate right! These are sport peppers, these are pickled and put on Chicago style hot dogs. That is exactly what I am going to do with these if they every produce. Anyone have a good pickled pepper recipe???
Here is a close up of the Purple Pepper row. The seed for these peppers came from Annie's Kitchen Garden. They have recently started to really grow and have just about caught up to the other non-bell type peppers. I have grown bell peppers a few time and they always seem to lag other peppers but produce very well by August and into September. I have no idea how they get them to produce all winter in greenhouses.
Here is a shot of the biggest of many buds setting on the purple peppers.
Here is the biggest Jimmy Nardello pepper, these plants have been producing since June and are just about ready from harvesting. It produces a sweet Italian frying pepper, what every that means? I have yet to try one.
Here is a couple Big Chili II peppers which are an Anaheim type pepper. These plants have produced very well and have at least a couple large fruit per plant. They say they have heat but I have yet to taste one that is hot. I will be making green chili sauce with these (possible next Thursdays garden meal), putting them in canned salsa and possibly drying & grinding them for chili powder this fall.
Here is my lone Ancho pepper, the plants do have lots of blooms though. I don't think they are liking the cool season. These will be used for stuffing and some will be dried for later use this fall.