Some maruga shots

peppers_galoreJuly 19, 2014

I'm about to have a whole lot of heat. Pretty surprised at the production on this plant. Its my first year growing them and didn't expect this many. I hope the ripening one is ready soon. I'm just about out of blazing vodka for my Bloody Mary's.

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A close up shot of some more.

    Bookmark   July 19, 2014 at 10:20PM
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stoneys_fatali(9b Duarte,Ca.)

Awesome pods!
My Moruga has popped out his first 2 pods. They are still very small though.
Are those in-ground plants?


    Bookmark   July 19, 2014 at 11:23PM
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Thanks. Yes this one is in the ground. Almost all of my plants are in the ground. It had an early start though. I started this one in September and grew it inside until the spring. It was sort of a house plant without much lighting. I think it went into the ground around 4 May. We had a late freeze, but it pulled through without too many issues.

    Bookmark   July 19, 2014 at 11:29PM
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That blazing vodka sounds intriguing. Care to share a recipe? Does it need refrigerated? Awesome pods by the way!

    Bookmark   July 20, 2014 at 1:17AM
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seysonn(8a WA/HZ 1)

Scott, I don't know how pepper galore does, I just throw in some red dry chili peppers. It just stays there for months. Never used fresh peppers. Once in a while a get a shot or make a bloody mary. I just tried one shot . It is nice n hot. I don't drink hard stuff that much. My marinated vodka is over 6 months old. .

    Bookmark   July 20, 2014 at 2:48AM
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Nice to see another forum member growing in the soil. I think we are the exception on this site.Most members grow in containers. Zone 5 also. Being your first year you must feel real good with results like that.Im growing Brown Morugas this year but have not yet grown the reds.Maybe we can do a swap this fall. I would even consider fresh for fresh saving us both a year to sample a different verity. Not planting the red was an over site of mine and I really have no excuse for that the seeds were available from other members I just traded for others and somehow overlooked that one until it was to late.Nice looking Plant.

    Bookmark   July 20, 2014 at 8:08AM
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Scott. I do refrigerate mine, but it probably doesn't need it. I put two marugas in a quart mason jar with the vodka. I refrigerate at this time and left the peppers in the jars for about five days. I use about half spiced and half regular vodka and some Zing Zang.

Pepperdave. I'm all for swapping and I'm good with fresh. I have about 60 varieties from sweet to super hot and may have some others you might want to try. I'll message you as soon as I start getting ripe ones.

    Bookmark   July 20, 2014 at 11:51AM
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Looks great.... Mine are at the same stage as yours. Have a few that are full on deep orange color but waiting until fully red... All in ground as well in K.C. I have a few Moruga plants with a Brain Strain texture, I'll post a pic later this evening.

    Bookmark   July 21, 2014 at 8:25AM
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