Prolific Orange Habs

peps22August 8, 2014

Hey guys,

any idea when these will ripen? I was the guy who had to buy my seedlings in home depot in May because I left my seedlings with someone for 2 weeks in April, and they were all dead when I returned.

I have to say I'm pretty impressed with this plant, coming from Home Depot.

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CanadianLori(6a Oakville)

I thought mine were never going to colour but after a week of sunshine they are starting to turn a pretty hemi orange. They were about the same size as your pods so I hope you have the same luck.

    Bookmark   August 8, 2014 at 5:01PM
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peppernovice

That's the worst part of the whole process. It seems they can stall at this stage for weeks, if not a month. Just be patient, it'll happen.

Tim

    Bookmark   August 9, 2014 at 1:16PM
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ironmike_usmc zone 6A CT

Having the same dilemma here in CT, Peps. This was my first pod to ripen. It must've stayed the same size for 4-5 weeks before starting to show any color. This pic was from about 1 1/2 weeks ago. Picked it and ate it raw yesterday. It's a pain, but worth the wait. I hate the waiting game.

    Bookmark   August 9, 2014 at 3:53PM
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DMForcier(8 DFW)

> "I have to say I'm pretty impressed with this plant, coming from Home Depot."

HD is stocked by Bonnie Plants. (Well, maybe not all of the HDs, but all the ones I've seen.) Bonnie Plants does indeed have some excellent plants. Until you want to get into the superhots and exotics, you could do a lot worse than source all your peppers from HD.

Dennis

P.S. They stock Lowes too.

    Bookmark   August 11, 2014 at 12:08PM
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DMForcier(8 DFW)

P.P.S. I was in a Lowes the other day looking to see what was on the shelves and the SA told me that they haven't been able to keep peppers or toms in stock. People wait for the BP truck to re-stock, then clean off the shelves.

This bodes well for America.

    Bookmark   August 11, 2014 at 12:10PM
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peps22

Mine are indeed Bonnie.

My entire garden (not just my habs above) is green fruit but for one cayenne with a red tip. Does hot/cold weather have any influence? I notice in years past ripening happens quickly in sept/oct.

    Bookmark   August 12, 2014 at 12:46PM
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salevene

Agreed, it can take FOREVER! I don't think 3-5 weeks is uncommon for them to start changing color.... just give it time, it will happen.

    Bookmark   August 12, 2014 at 1:38PM
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