Monday, November 01, 2010

Harvest

I picked about 40 jalapenos this weekend.

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I also ran into a little problem. The other day I had picked a few bell peppers and went to put them into a salad, only thing, they turned out to be hot pepper and not bell peppers.

You see there was a little mixup with the pepper seedlings. I had labeled them, only the marker sort of disappeared in the sun so I wasn't sure what some of them were. I planted I think 3 bell peppers, 2 jalapenos and 1 shishito pepper (I kind of remember planting 2 shishito, but maybe one died or who knows. I'm too lazy to look in my old posts right now) Obviously I know which are jalapeno, those are easy. The bell and shishitos though? They're kind of looking the same.

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See the big pepper on the right? You'd look at it and say bell pepper right? I've been so excited about this big bell pepper until the day I almost put the hot peppers in the salad. You see, those hot peppers came off the same plant as the big one.

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These are bell peppers. I think they look like poblanos almost, minus the dark green color. They're what I thought the shisito peppers would look like.

I only figured out which was which by cutting into 2 of the peppers. The shishito are a little deceiving because they taste like a bell pepper on the ends, but near the top where the seeds are they're hot. I've figured out what 3 of the 4 pepper plants are. They 4th doesn't have anything growing on it currently so we'll what it turns out to be eventually.

I probably won't give away any peppers though. I'd hate to get them mixed up somehow and give something a hot pepper when they expected a bell.

2 comments:

  1. Yikes! I would not be happy about that. We finally pulled out the jalapenos from the garden and are done for the year.

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  2. That's an amazing harvest and unpleasant surprise!

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