Trying to Identify a Hot Pepper

anna13(z6 ON)August 28, 2012

Hello Everyone,

I have been lurking on this forum for several weeks enjoying all the pictures posted on hot peppers. A friend of mine gave me a jar of salsa that he made with ghost peppers and other peppers which got me started on growing hot peppers from seeds which I have been very successful at LOL!

I have received a pepper seedling from a friend which I am trying to identify. The pod is approximately 2.5 inches long and starts off green and then turns almost black and ripens to a deep red. The pods on my plant are at the black stage right now. Would any of you know what kind of pepper this is? I tried a ripe pod that he gave me and it is very hot, something like a super chili pepper.

All my other hot peppers have ripened and I have dehydrated approximately 800 pods to make into flakes with another 400 or so still on the plants to make salsa with.

Thank you for all your assistance and have a GREAT day!

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anna13(z6 ON)

Sorry, the picture I uploaded showed up in the preview but when I posted it did not show up.

    Bookmark   August 28, 2012 at 3:47PM
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Can you take a closeup of one of the leaves. There is a website with hundreds of pics of peppers but most have the leaves as a secondary source of identification. Are all your pods upright, like as in an ornamental pepper? Are your pods in clusters or just singly, like that one shown?

    Bookmark   August 28, 2012 at 6:44PM
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anna13(z6 ON)

Hi Darylltx,

Thank you for your response. To answer your question, yes, the pods are upright also single as shown.

I will post a few more pictures to help identify it.

    Bookmark   August 28, 2012 at 7:27PM
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anna13(z6 ON)

Here is another shot.

    Bookmark   August 28, 2012 at 7:28PM
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anna13(z6 ON)

Lastly a picture of the plant.

    Bookmark   August 28, 2012 at 7:29PM
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highalttransplant(z 5 Western CO)

That is a Goat Weed pepper.

Here is a link that might be useful: Goat Weed pepper

    Bookmark   August 28, 2012 at 10:37PM
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Vietnamese Black Dragon , Chile Negro De Arbol , Black Chile Verde , Black Cobra...

There are several variations of similar looking peppers.
Several different countries have their version.
I've got a collection of several similar plants,my gray Fuzzy collection. :)

    Bookmark   August 28, 2012 at 11:40PM
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anna13(z6 ON)

Thanks to everyone for taking the time to look this up for me, I really appreciate it.

    Bookmark   August 29, 2012 at 11:15AM
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I don't know what it is but it looks really cool and how many plants do you have to get 800 pods?

    Bookmark   August 29, 2012 at 1:58PM
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anna13(z6 ON)

Hi azzure087:

I only have 2 small plants with about 12 pods on the plants pictured above. I got carried away with germinating about 10 hot pepper plants, it is from these that I have harversted 800 pods with more to be harvested LOL!

The plants that I started were Heatwave, Prairie Fire, Habenero, Super Chili, Jalapeno, Thai Dragon, Ghost and Chocolate Ghost. And, bought what was labelled "ghost" pepper from a vendor at the Farmer's Market in Almonte, Ontario. The pods on this one are still green but I can tell that it is not a ghost, the poor guy probably got the seeds off the net or through someone else that took him for a ride.

Although I have harvested 150 ghosts off my 2 plants with still about 150 to go I have decided that these were just a novelty and will only start one plant next year. The ones that I really like are the chili peppers and the pods of the plant above, which I will use more often with my meals.

Here is a close-up picture of one of my ghost plants.

    Bookmark   August 29, 2012 at 2:46PM
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Wow Ana where do you live ontario? It seems you are getting a huge amount of pods on your plants, and those Bhut Jolokia look nice.

    Bookmark   August 29, 2012 at 3:03PM
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anna13(z6 ON)

Hi Darylltx,

I live in Toronto (Etobicoke) about 10 minutes from the airport. The ghost peppers were started from seed on January 23rd and started to germinate on February 3rd. I started them in a propagator on top of a seed starting mat which gave them nice bottom heat. They grew under florescent lights until it was warm enough to put them outside. As they grew I kept on transplanting them into larger pots. All my pepper plants are in containers in the driveway facing south. I used half strength fertilizer (19-31-17) to keep them happy.

Here is a picture of my chocolate ghost baby LOL!

    Bookmark   August 29, 2012 at 3:14PM
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