My peppers for 2013
Last year we had a hot summer (for here) and I grew Firecracker and Charleston Hot peppers. They were OK, but I had to use every trick in the book to extend the season and even then lots of peppers never ripened. So this year I wanted something earlier and more tolerant of cool weather. I read that a company has grown out the hybrid "Super Chili" to de-hybridize it and market the stabilized plant as "Matchbox Chili", claiming to keep the same cold-tolerant and heavy yield characteristics as the original, with a Scoville rating of 40,000. So I'm putting all my eggs in one basket this year, hope it works out.
So here they are... I planted 18 seeds (2 per cell) and hoped to thin them to 9. As it turned out, only 9 came up so that solves the thinning issue :)
Has anyone grown these who can tell me how large the plants get? My plan is to put them on my deck in 3 large pots, 3 plants per pot.
I planted them on March 9, here they are today (March 26):
I realize they are tiny compared to the pictures I'm seeing on this forum, but hey, I've still got a long wait before I can plant them out... here's what my veggie garden looks like today: