Ghost peppers different from year before. safe?

Meister14July 27, 2014

Last year I grew ghost peppers from a reliable seed company. My pods were on the smaller side and slightly bumpy. I understand that is how they are supposed to be. Out of that same packet of seeds I regrew them this year. Now they seem alot longer and extremely bumpy, looking slightly sick. To the GP pros, do you think these look ok? I only have one pic from last season. It is from when I smoked them with a mix of cherry/apple wood. The pics of the green pods are of my current plant. Their is also a pic of one that is turning a silvery purple. Not sure if I should just scrap these 2 plants.

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Meister14

Last years

    Bookmark   July 27, 2014 at 6:08PM
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This years 1

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    Bookmark   July 27, 2014 at 6:14PM
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This years 2

    Bookmark   July 27, 2014 at 6:16PM
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The silvery purple one.

    Bookmark   July 27, 2014 at 6:19PM
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DMForcier(8 DFW)

That is a loaded question, Meister.

Ghost peppers are NEVER safe to eat. They have been known to cause blindness, insanity, and heart attacks, to say nothing of apoplexy in significant others.

That said, I don't expect that this year's crop is any more dangerous than last. I wouldn't plant next year's from the ones with the smooth pods, though. The less dangerous they look, the more dangerous they are.

Dennis

    Bookmark   July 27, 2014 at 7:21PM
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tom_92

I've recently learned that the purple on that pepper is sunburn.

Taking useful information and passing it along. :)

    Bookmark   July 27, 2014 at 7:33PM
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Meister14

DmlMForcier do you think this is what they should look like even though they are different from last year?

Tom 92 thanks. I was so confused because none of my other plants were showing these signs (jalapeño, choc habs, tabasco, scotch bonnet, red cheese and others)

    Bookmark   July 27, 2014 at 7:49PM
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greenman28 NorCal 7b/8a

I think they look much more like Ghosts this year :-)
Ghosts should be long and have that bumpy skin.

Josh

    Bookmark   July 27, 2014 at 8:44PM
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woohooman

Probably weather related. I agree with Josh... the gnarlier, the better. Regarding the sunburn, blackening is fine. Silvering, or more often beige, is sunBURN...which is no good. Snip it and toss it.

Kevin

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