my 4th of July 'fire' works

ri_vintner(FL8b)July 3, 2011

Bhut Jolokia, Habs, Cayenne, Serrano, cherry Etc...

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bri1010

Jealous! Where are you located? My bhut jolokias are still green, and only about a half inch long still!

    Bookmark   July 3, 2011 at 11:58PM
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ri_vintner(FL8b)

I'm in Florida and overwintered the plants

    Bookmark   July 4, 2011 at 9:59AM
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chile_freak

one helluva'fire'works show, beats any pyrotechnical display Ive ever seen, beautiful haul, how many bhuts was that?

    Bookmark   July 4, 2011 at 10:53PM
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ri_vintner(FL8b)

around 45 bhuts, I've got 2 bags in my freezer already and new flowers on the plants

    Bookmark   July 5, 2011 at 8:48AM
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chile_freak

vintner, I was inquiring as to how many bhut plants

    Bookmark   July 5, 2011 at 11:06AM
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esox07 (4b)

Nice. I have a lot of peppers on all my plants but nothing turning colors yet. I think this 90+ heat has slowed them down. I can't wait to get some red Bhuts. I have several that are about 2" or so long already...been that way for a while too. Question for ri_vintner: How well do fresh peppers freeze? I was planning on drying most of mine. I dont want to get into canning but would love to know I could throw a bunch in the freezer and be able to pull one out every so often and thaw it to a something close to a fresh pepper.

    Bookmark   July 5, 2011 at 12:18PM
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chile_freak

Essox, I can field that one for you, I have been a chef for many years, and so have access to purveyors bulk products, so I have been buying cases of hot peppers from produce vendors through my restaurants and taking them home obviously it is hard for one or even 2 or 3 people to eat a whole case of chiles before they start to dry out or rot, so I have been making, hot sauces, purees pickle peppers, infused oils, and vinegars for years, w/o ever canning, just keep them in the fridge. as for your question they freeze just fine, in a ziploc freezer bag, or even better in a seal ameal or foodsaver, vaccuum pack bag, they obviously will not be a fresh pepper so they aren't good by themselves straight like fresh peppers, but to use them for cooking, is just fine, also roasting or grilling, or smoking them, pulling the skins off and freezing works very well also. hope this helps,
paul

    Bookmark   July 5, 2011 at 4:32PM
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Drakar2007

@vintner: sorry for sounding like a noob here, but what are the long skinny green ones? they're like nothing I've seen before. Granted I only grow pretty common peppers (currently growing cayenne, 2 varieties of jals, 2 varieties of habs, serranos, a poblano, and some bell peppers), but I'm surprised I don't have any idea what those are in your picture.

    Bookmark   July 5, 2011 at 11:38PM
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dante108

Those Bhut's look delicious. Unfortunately my Naga Morich don't even have flowers yet.

    Bookmark   July 6, 2011 at 2:07AM
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farnell(9)

@ Drakar2007

Those look like very long and tasty green beans.

    Bookmark   July 6, 2011 at 2:12AM
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ri_vintner(FL8b)

@chile_freak
I have 15 Bhut plants, but only 4 are producing peppers

@Drakar2007
farnell is right, those are long bean.

    Bookmark   July 6, 2011 at 8:36AM
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chile_freak

Dragon Beans or Chinese Long Beans they are called if Im not mistaken, they are excellent when stir fried w/ fresh ginger and garlic, then hit w/ a mixture of soy sauce, fish sauce, mirin and brown sugar, kind of my own version of terriyaki beans

    Bookmark   July 6, 2011 at 1:13PM
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Drakar2007

oops, silly me, i didn't even stop to think that they might not be peppers at all, lol. nice looking beans!

    Bookmark   July 12, 2011 at 12:27AM
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