35 peppers to name! (Pictures Galore!)
I gardened at a community garden this summer, and after the last day, gardeners are allowed to pick from plots that were abandoned. I collected several peppers, but many do not have names. I'd like to save seeds from a few if I can figure out what they are. I know they may not come true, as peppers cross quite easily, but I'd still like to know what I have. I plan on dehydrating everything, and it would be great to know what they are so I can look up recipes to use them in! I know that several of these are a long shot to ID, but maybe someone out there recognizes some of these like the back of their hand. I am happy to share seeds with anyone who helps out. Thanks so much!
1. I know that these are Cayenne peppers, most likely common. But, maybe the length will tell something different? Not sure!
2. It kind of looks like a cayenne... but I don't think it is. What a weird shape!
3. No idea:
6. Looks similar to 5, but is much smaller, and is a little different, not sure!
7. Didn't know if this was even worth posting, because there are a zillion red bells. Here it is anyways:
8. Super tiny pepper. Only one was left on the plant when harvesting! I have a lot of tiny peppers, but none shaped like this:
9. An orange Cayenne?
10. Orange Bhut Jolokia? I have red bhut jolokias, but haven't seen orange.
(Here are red bhut jolokias for comparison)
11. The plant I harvested these habaneros off of were all super small. Is it just a regular orange habanero, or are there varieties that produce only very small ones?
12. Yellow habaneros?
13. Some kind of banana pepper?
14. A fatter banana? No idea.
15. A large pepper!
18. My best guess is California Wonder. Thoughts?
19. Can't tell if this is a poblano, a bell pepper or what!
20. A nice red bell pepper (I know these are a long shot)
21. I thought this was an odd shade of green. It appears to be turning slightly orange or red.
22. Please tell me I have peach bhut jolokias here!
23. A smooth habanero? Have never seen them before. I think it might be an easy variety to ID though.
24. I am not sure if these are all from the same plant. The one on the top left looks kind of like a tomato!
25. I thought this was truly bizarre. There were several plants next to each other, and every single pepper was severely stressed. Is this a trait of a certain variety? I thought they looked amazing! I have never seen so many peppers with all of the same stress.
26. I believe these are all from the same plant, but I could be wrong:
27. May or may not be from the same plant. ahh!
30. A certain type of habanero? These all had some sort of point.
31. All of these habaneros, or whatever they are, didn't have a point, so I separated them.
35. I think the middle 2 look different than the outer two.
For larger images/more images of all of the peppers, here is a link to flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/redthreaddiy/sets/72157631752935180/with/8080305207/