Chupetinho Peach

Chupetinho Peach

Capsicum chinense

Chupetinho Peach
Chupetinho Peach

Background

This is a Capsicum chinense pepper from Brazil.

Notes

The review pod is one I grew.

The amount ate: Two pods
Heat: 3
Flavor: 7
Burn Profile:  Mostly tongue.
Effects: none
Cap Cramps: none

Review

This is a nice looking, peach/flesh-colored pepper from Brazil. The traditional color on these is red. They are very similar to Biquinho peppers. The flavor is tangy with some chinense/hab overtones. Heat level on the ones I grew is between cayenne and thai.

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Aji Ayuyo

Aji Ayuyo

Capsicum baccatum

Aji Ayuyo
Aji Ayuyo

Background

This is a Peruvian heirloom Capsicum baccatum pepper.

Notes

The review pod is one I grew, the seeds were given to me by Jimmy Johnson.

The amount ate: Whole pod
Heat: 2
Flavor: 7
Burn Profile:  Mostly tongue.
Effects: none
Cap Cramps: none

Review

This pepper has a fruity tangy, typical baccatum flavor, with low/medium heat. It grows kind of vine-like, might do well in a hanging pot, otherwise needs a lot of support to stay upright. It has good ornamental potential as the pods are very beautiful going through multiple color phases, from cream purple to sparkling red.

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Solid Gold Bhut x (Pink Tiger x Peach Bhut)

Solid Gold Bhut x (Pink Tiger x Peach Bhut)

Capsicum chinense

Solid Gold Bhut x (Pink Tiger x Peach Bhut)
Solid Gold Bhut x (Pink Tiger x Peach Bhut)
Solid Gold Bhut x (Pink Tiger x Peach Bhut)
Solid Gold Bhut x (Pink Tiger x Peach Bhut)

Background

This is a three-way pepper cross from Justin White of White Hot Peppers. The strain I grew was f2, so it is still pretty unstable. The plant has dark foliage, pods typically ripen to orange.

Notes

The review pod is one I grew, the seeds were from White Hot Peppers.

The amount ate: Sidewall slice
Heat: 6
Flavor: 6
Burn Profile:  Tongue, back of the throat, ears.
Effects: none
Cap Cramps: none

Review

This plant has great ornamental value. The leaves are dark, and pods go through multiple ripening color phases. They typically ripen to orange/red, but I had one plant that ripened to gold. The heat varied between the two plants I grew. The one I tasted in the video had heat a little lower than a regular ghost, the flavor was not bad.

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California Reaper

California Reaper

Capsicum chinense

California Reaper
California Reaper

Background

This is a pepper cross of Carolina Reaper x Jays Peach Ghost Scorpion. It was originally created by Tyler Farms.

Notes

The review pod is one I grew.

The amount ate: Sidewall slice
Heat: 6
Flavor: 7
Burn Profile:  Tongue, back of the throat, ears.
Effects: none
Cap Cramps: none

Review

This is a good pepper, in my opinion. The heat was manageable, not near super hot. The flavor was very good, sweet. The plant is super productive.

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Mango Habanero

Mango Habanero

Capsicum chinense

Mango Habanero
Mango Habanero
Mango Habanero
Mango Habanero

Background

This is habanero type pepper, originally called Big Mango Hab. Since the pods on my plant are regular sized, I just call it Mango Hab.

Notes

The review pod is one I grew, the seeds were from Jimmy Pickles.

The amount ate: Sidewall slice
Heat: 3
Flavor: 6
Burn Profile:  Stingy heat on the tongue
Effects: none
Cap Cramps: none

Review

This is a a very productive plant. The pods are not super flavorful, but great for use in hot sauces, and probably powders. It doesn’t have a very pungent smell, and has a light citrusy taste.

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Mars Hydro 27″ x 27″ x 63″ grow tent

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Mars Hydro grow tent
Mars Hydro grow tent

Mars Hydro 27″ x 27″x 63″ grow tent.

This is a sweet spot size for one large plant or a few smaller ones. It is much improved over the standard 24″ x 24″ x 48″ tents, offering a few inches of width on each side, and over a foot extra height. This extra head room allows for taller plants, and grow light and ventilation ducting.

In this one, I’m using the Mars Hydro SP150 grow light to grow some Chocolate Rocotos.

Mars Hydro growing chocolate rocotos
Mars Hydro SP150 growing Chocolate Rocotos
Chocolate Rocots under Mars Hydro SP150
Chocolate Rocotos under Mars Hydro SP150
Chocolate Rocoto sprout
Chocolate Rocoto sprout under Mars Hydro SP150

Viparspectra XS1500 grow light

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Viparspectra XS1500
Viparspectra XS1500
Viparspectra XS1500
Viparspectra XS1500
Viparspectra XS1500
Viparspectra XS1500

The Viparspectra XS1500 is the newest iteration of their quantum board grow lights for 2020. The light dimmable with max wattage at 150 watts. It has a mixed spectrum of 3000K, 5000K, 660nm red, and 730nm IR. It is attached to a full aluminum heat seat. It is similar to the Pro series, P1500 grow light they came out with, in early 2020 but has upgraded Samsung LM301B diodes and an HLG series Meanwell driver.

Aji Chombo

Aji Chombo

Capsicum chinense

Aji Chombo
Aji Chombo
Aji Chombo
Aji Chombo

Background

The Aji Chombo is a larger, ribbed, habanero type pepper from the Panama.

Notes

The review pod is one I grew, the seeds were Hugo Vera.

The amount ate: Sidewall slice
Heat: 7
Flavor: 5
Burn Profile:  tongue, mouth, back of throat
Effects: none
Cap Cramps: none

Review

This pepper was very hot, more than expected. They typically are supposed to have a distinct fruitiness, but the one I grew was more floral, with much higher than habanero level heat. I think it would be great for hot sauces or powders.

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Ancient Sweet

Ancient Sweet

Capsicum annuum

Ancient Sweet
Ancient Sweet

Background

This is a large sweet pepper, origin unknown.

Notes

The review pod is one I grew, the seeds were from Puckerbutt pepper company, as part of the Christopher Phillips collection.

The amount ate: Sidewall slice
Heat: 0
Flavor: 7
Burn Profile:  none
Effects: none
Cap Cramps: none

Review

This is a nice pepper, perfect for snacking, roasting, stuffing, etc… It has a flavor similar to red bell, but sweeter. The plant I grew was very productive.

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