What kind of peppers do i have here?

PepperGuy222(5)August 15, 2012

Honestly, Ive absent mindedly lost the package they came in and I am new to this whole pepper planting thing, but man do I love it. I just cant put my finger on what these are. Theyre VERY SKINNY and VERY LONG, sort of curl at the end. I was thinking Cayenne but theyre not as "full" as the Cayennes I see online. Can you guys and gals help me out?

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esox07

Maybe this one:
Long, skinny red pepper similar in appearance to the cayenne. The Kung Pao Pepper is a fairly recently introduced hybrid with excellent mildly hot flavor and is often used in Thai and other Southeast Asian cuisine. Fruits are very long, to 6-9", dark red in color, with thin walls. Plants are fast-growing and vigorous.
Maturity: 80-90 Days
Heat: Medium to hot.
Scoville 7000-12,000

    Bookmark   August 15, 2012 at 8:24PM
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Edymnion(7a)

Perhaps a Chiles de Arbol.

Might also be a Joe's Long (a type of cayenne, but longer and thinner).

    Bookmark   August 15, 2012 at 8:42PM
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PepperGuy222(5)

yea i was so confused becaise they look so similar to every other cayenne yet they...arent...cayenne...thanks everyone!

    Bookmark   August 15, 2012 at 9:31PM
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PEPPERMEISTER1(6)

I don't think it is a Kung Pao either, I grew that last year. They get long, but not that long. Then again I'm growing Sigaretto di Bergamo chile that is supposed to be 3 - 4" and mine are averaging 8 inches.

I like the look of that pepper though, uniquely long and thin.

Here is a link that might be useful: Pepper Profile: Kung Pao

    Bookmark   August 15, 2012 at 10:00PM
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Edymnion(7a)

Okay, scratch the chile de arbol. Just saw a scale picture of those things, and they're too small.

    Bookmark   August 15, 2012 at 10:57PM
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homefry319(5b NE)

So they kind of look like green beans,I found a photo taken in India where the peppers look similar, not much help as it doesn't have the name

Here is a link that might be useful: See photo here

    Bookmark   August 15, 2012 at 11:05PM
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PepperGuy222(5)

I know it's really bugging me what these are. There probably 9 inches
Long....it's bothering me now....lol

    Bookmark   August 15, 2012 at 11:09PM
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esox07

I saw a post on another forum that looked just like your pepper but he was asking what kind it was too. He never really got a definitive answer. I hope you fare better. I would like to know also.
Bruce

    Bookmark   August 15, 2012 at 11:56PM
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PepperGuy222(5)

I have literally searched everywhere for the packages, now I'm going to home depot, where I got them, for some answers. Hopefully within the hour we will have solved this mystery!

    Bookmark   August 16, 2012 at 10:19AM
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Edymnion(7a)

"Sir, we don't sell pepper seeds here. We never have."

"Witness a man confused by an apparent impossibility. Where what he knows and what everyone else believes are at odds with one another. Little does he know that by stepping through those doors, he has entered his own private section of... The Twilight Zone."

Doo dooo doooooo.

    Bookmark   August 16, 2012 at 3:02PM
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PEPPERMEISTER1(6)

HAHA Edymnion, I was thinking the same thing. Nothing better than when Rod Serling starts narrating your life..

I know the length of the pepper is throwing me off the most, and pepper length can really vary quite a bit from season to season.

I'm thinking it's some type of Indonesian pepper. I checked CCN's site (chileplants.com) the only chiles that match a really long skinny cayenne type pepper is Cobra or Aci Sivri. Now I grew cobra last year and the plant did quite well but the pods never exceeded 5 inches. So Aci Sivri might be it, but why would they sell a rare turkish pepper at HD?

Could just be a funky strain.....

Here is a link that might be useful: Some info about Aci Sivri pepper from the chile man

    Bookmark   August 16, 2012 at 3:22PM
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lorabell NC(8)

That picture in India looks like two of the peppers I'm growing from that area. One called Hot Kil, one is Surmeli. The peppers are over 10 inches long already. The hot kil IS hot, makes my nose run. Took some of the peppers to a friend originally from Pakastan and he was super excited to get them. Here's the pic of Hot Kil
Very prolific, very thin and long and curley. A lighter green in color.

    Bookmark   August 16, 2012 at 4:37PM
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lorabell NC(8)

Hot Kil is the lighter one
Surmeli the fatter one...not hot

My Son in law just spent 9 months in Indonesia..I have a few presents to plant next year.

    Bookmark   August 16, 2012 at 4:50PM
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PepperGuy222(5)

the peppers i have are VERY similar to the HOT KIL including the stem to pod connection. Almost identical. But again, why would they sell them at Home Depot, and I don't think I would ever buy those haha. Maybe it is a weird strain or maybe I have somehow cultivated a combination or jalapeno, hot Hungarian wax, and Cayenne, which are ALL growing next to each other...

    Bookmark   August 16, 2012 at 8:19PM
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PEPPERMEISTER1(6)

OK I just watch Bonnie's (highalttransplant)garden video from this week and she featured the Aci Sivri pepper which does not look like your pods.
She did also feature a Whippet's Tail (aka Joe's long) which is basically a long thin cayenne, hers are growing very similarly to yours.
It's way more likely that the HD seeds you got were long slim cayennes and they happen to be growing particularly long and slim for you this year.

And yes, I have been thinking about this since yesterday. No, I don't have a life.

Link to Bonnie's video below, watch the whole thing (because she did a great job!) but in case you miss it....
6:24 mark - Aci Sivri
8:00 mark - Whippet's tail

Here is a link that might be useful: Highalttransplants kicka** garden tour 8-14-1

    Bookmark   August 17, 2012 at 9:42PM
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Enterotoxigenic00

Whatever it is I have to go hunting now to find some for DH. He would love it! Well, I would too. Gorgeous plant you have.

    Bookmark   August 17, 2012 at 9:52PM
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woohooman

Actually edymnion, My guess was chile de arbol also.

    Bookmark   August 18, 2012 at 2:14AM
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Edymnion(7a)

Woohooman: Chile de Arbol only grow 2-3 inches long. They look right overall, but those things look to be 8"+.

    Bookmark   August 18, 2012 at 12:00PM
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woohooman

edymnion:

You're right. They do look pretty long, but my chile de arboles were 5-6" last year. This year's was a late planting so I'm just starting to see fruit right now.

/shrug

    Bookmark   August 20, 2012 at 2:35AM
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