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Braufessor

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Some of the summer harvest, as well as a pic standing by my out of control tomato plants. Been getting bumper crops of peppers, tomatoes, blueberries, onions, asparagus, peas, cucumbers, zucchini, raspberries all summer....
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I'm getting just enough red Fresno peppers to eat and share a few. I picked my first reddish (I picked it a little early) biquinho pepper today. I picked a green one last week just to see what they taste like and it was hot! Not habanero hot, but more like a good jalapeno. I thought they were supposed to be mild.

Overall, peppers were a failure this year and tomatoes were a dismal failure. But I had volunteer tomatillos come up, and I recognized the leaves and I transplanted a few into huge tomato cages. I picked a couple today that are larger than a baseball; almost as big as a softball. Gonna go make some salsa now with them and some storebought serranos, and a little chopped Fresno for color.
 

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We had a relative offer for us to come over and pick as many tomatoes as we wanted today, so we got a whole bunch, and combined with what we had from our garden.
Made 8.5 gallons of tomato sauce this evening.
Tomorrow I've got a whole ton of hot peppers to make into another hot sauce.
 

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When my mom was little, she remember's her uncles coming by every once in a while with bags of "Texas peppers", probably better known as chiltepin. I just got some seeds today and will try growing a bush or three. I've heard that if you start them inside now and transplant in the spring, they should be strong enough to over-winter next year.
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Those look like fresno peppers. Usually they are a little hotter than jalapenos but less than a serrano. But they could be "mirasol" Or something else ;)
Thanks, I’ve never seen a Fresno pepper. After reading a wiki on them, I have to agree. They have been great to cook with. Relatively thin skin and wall. I may grow 1 next year. I miss having Anaheim this year. My starts were left out in the wind and didn't survive. Bought these at HD with an Anaheim tag in the flat.
 

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My Fresno produced like mad but they kinda suck green compared to a jalapeno. Ripe they are great. I had 2 pheno from saved market seeds. One was mild and the other was just slightly hotter than the jalapeno. Shape was a little different too which was nice because you could tell the hot ones from the mild.

If you like a flaming hot jalapeno, just get Numex Orange Spice. Every last damn one has been brutal green or ripe. You can buy seeds directly for about $6 for around 30 seeds. They got good Anaheim seeds too.
 
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