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Season 2009Posted by Johnny N. Olsen Sun, March 01, 2009 18:57:24

Two varieties failed to germinate among the chinense-varieties - my interspecific cross "Pequin de Ischia x Aribibi Gusano" + plus a strain of 7 Pot - luckily I have three other strains of 7 Pot that germinated just fine...

Last Sunday, a week ago, I sowed all pubescens, baccatum and annuum varieties, they are placed at around 20 degr. C. - none of them have surfaced yet... Yesterday I received and immediately sowed a very interesting sweet pepper named "Doe Hill Pepper" from USA, should be very early and prolific...

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It's alive!

Season 2009Posted by Johnny N. Olsen Wed, February 18, 2009 12:50:17

6 days after sowing, the first chinense varieties have emerged from the ground...smiley

Earliest variety this year was the F2 generation of my cross "Pequin de Ischia x Pimenta Morango" followed closely by the very beautiful Peru Scarlet Lantern and Habanero Petenero, which is a variety from Guatemala spread from a hot pepper forum by a pepper freak called Andres. It is a very pretty pepper, which looks a bit like a scotch bonnet type chinense pepper with a tail just like Trinidad Scorpion... Flavour is said to be very aromatic and heat varies from moderate to hot or very hot. It ripens from medium green to a vibrant yellow-orange... Hopefully this one will grow true to the variety, i.e. no crossing has occured in the seed stock I received... Have a look at the thread from the hot pepper forum here:

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Season started!

Season 2009Posted by Johnny N. Olsen Wed, February 11, 2009 15:05:09

And so it begins... The chinense varieties + interspecific crosses involving chinense have been sown today.

In a week, pubescens (just one, very early strain), annuums and baccatums will be put in the ground...

Se data for sprouting etc. here:

I have high hopes for my Pequin de Ischia x Pimenta Morango cross F2 generation and Donnie's Goat's Weed F2 (Orange Thai x Goat's Weed F2) generation.

Also, I am growing 4 different strains of 7 Pot, so this will be exciting, too.smiley I will be crossing the earliest strain + a very bumpy/pimpled strain with a very early and cold hardy annuum, Czechoslovakian Black, to hopefully create a nice variety for outdoor growing in colder climates like mine here in Denmark...

On the sweet side, I have several large-fruited pepper varieties for trial this year. A very nice Czech variety (Paprika Raná Oranzová, Vlasta) I bought in Prague some years ago has won hands down the last couple of years, even beating well-known early sweet pepper varieties like Buran, Healthy, King of the North, etc... I have concentrated on Eastern European varieties like Sorok Sari, Giant Szegedi and Paradicsom Alakum Sarga + bell type Gourmet and two nice, unstabilized strains which occured in my garden some years ago, namely "Blood of Vejle" and "Gold of Vejle", which is a selection from Blood of Vejle". These were both very tasty and very large-fruited (225-250 grammes / 8-9 oz.) and they look good as well...

Photos and links for more photos are here:

Paprika Rana Oranzova Vlasta...

Blood of Vejle... (next to is Giallo di Cuneo)

Gold of Vejle...

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Pepper Season 2009 has been planned!

Season 2009Posted by Johnny N. Olsen Sun, June 15, 2008 17:46:00

2008 is still going on and a lot of plants haven't even set fruit yet, but I have already learned so much from this season that I have planned for the 2009 pepper season - in fact also for 2010 but will wait to announce this, I just might change it anyway...smiley

Have a look at the 2009 pepper season here...

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