My Pepper Bonsai!

TCollFebruary 3, 2014

Hey all, it's been a while since i posted but I figure Id share. Here is a photo of 2 Bonsai peppers are started in december. The older one (on the left) is a chinese 5 color. It already wants to bloom but I have been continually trimming it back to get bushier growth. The other is a serrano that I just started. Just thought Id share.

Also, for those interested, there is a really cool boardgame being kickstarted called Scoville. Its a game where the players are hybridizing and breeding peppers to get the hottest peppers they can! Worth a looksy as the game looks quit nice. Anyway, happy new year to you all and I look forward to more pepper growing with my new set up. The link for that kickstarter is as follows:

Here is a link that might be useful: Kickstarter for the boardgame Scoville

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jutsFL(9b (Orlando))

This is totally fun! I know of bonsai plants, but not all that much... Will the produce tiny sized peppers too eventually?

    Bookmark   February 3, 2014 at 9:07PM
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TColl

yes they will, I have been clipping the flowers however. Once the canopy is sufficiently bushy ill let it flower and fruit. (another month perhaps)

    Bookmark   February 3, 2014 at 9:20PM
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tomt226

That's cool. I'd try it with Tepins, but then I'd have to have tweezers and a magnifying glass to pick... ;-)

    Bookmark   February 4, 2014 at 5:58AM
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greenman28 NorCal 7b/8a

They look nice.
The pods should still be about the same size.
The fruit doesn't reduce well.

Josh

    Bookmark   February 4, 2014 at 11:01AM
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TColl

Thanks guys, yeah the fruit will be (from what I understand) similarly sized, which is why i used 2 small fruiting plants... The chinese 5 color gets pods that are an inch max and the serrano variety I am growing gets pods that are about 1/3rd the size of what is commonly grown. That being said this is my first attempt. This year I am gowing to grow some of these varieties in a topsy turvy upside-down in order to get some extreme curvature in the trunk and make a lot more interest in the bonsai itself. Ill post pics when im further down the road.

    Bookmark   February 4, 2014 at 11:36AM
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