Walking the Hot Pepper Path Part 2

Welcome to 7 Pot Club. I’m Rob. 🎵 I grow hot peppers 🎵 Last month I gave you a tour of the potted
hot pepper plants along our front walkway. I asked you to let me know in the comments
if you wanted to see the rest of the garden, and based on the response, I guess you do. So today we’re going to complete the tour
by showcasing the plants and peppers along our driveway and in our ground beds. Again, please excuse the slightly shaky handheld footage. Before we proceed, please allow me a brief
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buttons, shipped worldwide. Please check it out at 7pot.club/merch. Now, let’s get started. I’m going to start off with a plant I featured
on the previous garden tour. I wanted to revisit this Bulgarian Carrot
because the peppers were still green when I showed it to you last month. Now they’re beautifully ripe and you can
really see how much they look like carrots. It’s got a carroty crunch and a lot of heat
for a Capsicum Annum. I’m just glad that Bugs and his bunny friends
around the yard leave them alone. Now, I’m going to show you some of the peppers
growing in the square bed closest to the house. Here’s an overhead view taken early in the
summer. There were some challenges this year and overall
plants in this bed did not do as well as I’d hoped. Our front yard is on the east side of our
lot, and due to the house’s shadow creeping across the front yard in the afternoon, this
bed gets less sun than the larger one next to it. Then, I made the mistake of planting what
turned out to be giant marigolds that grew much taller and spread much wider than I anticipated. They are very pretty, but they do their best
to choke out the peppers. Add in a cool and rainy summer, and that’s
a trifecta of depressing suppressors for pepper plants. Still, we grew a lot of nice pods in this
bed. Let’s take a look. Here’s a Purple Serrano. I like the look more than the taste, but the
purple rimmed leaves are quite pretty. There’s another Bulgarian Carrot right next
to it. Here’s Khang Starr Starracha Pumpkin. This is a cross between a Pumpkin Habanero
and an MOA Scotch Bonnet. And here’s Khang’s Texas Crimson Bonnet. This is a cross between the same two peppers,
but it’s red. Here’s a very nice example. This Serrano is the only pepper plant in the
garden we didn’t grow ourselves from seed. We were given this at our neighborhood plant
sale, and it’s done very well. Here’s Large Cherry, which makes a great
relish for sub sandwiches. Check out the strange pointed pod. Of course, Jalapeño is a must grow variety,
especially since the ones from the supermarket have no heat at all. Aji Little Finger Orange is a Baccatum variety,
and true to its name. That looks a lot like a little orange finger
to me. Let’s check out the pots sitting on the
edge of the bed. There are a few plants other than peppers. Here’s a Thai Basil. I love the shape of these PI 281317 from Trinidad. They are Capsicum Chinense, but not as hot
as I expected. Bird Aji is one of my favorite wild bird peppers. It’s a baccatum with nice taste and medium
heat. I try and pick these as soon as they turn
ripe because otherwise they fall right off the plant. Here’s a Habanero Vietnam. This is what I think of as the classic size
and shape for these. Keep that in mind when I show you another
example later in this episode. Check out this Khang Starr Scarlet Rose, a
cross of the same two peppers as his Lemon Starrbust — MOA Scotch Bonnet with a Bahamian
Goat. And here’s the Starrburst. Waiting for more to fully ripen. we grow a lot of Japanese Shishitos, because
they’re Cat’s favorite. Lightly sautéed in olive oil and sprinkled
with coarse salt, they are a very tasty treat. These peppers are very mild, but 1 in 10 has
a very minor amount of heat. Now we’ll move into the main bed. There are 25 plants in here, the largest and
most productive plants in our garden, with a lot of superhots, and I’m going to try
and show you each and every one of them. Let’s start out with Dragon’s Breath,
at one time rumored to the world’s hottest. There’s a lot of controversy around this
pepper, like whether it’s even a real variety, or just a renamed 7 Pot. But it is big, beautiful and very hot. Next to that is a Defcon 7, a brown 7 Pot. Don’t pick them when they’re red like
this, because the final color is more of a caramel. The next 5 plants in this row are all Carolina
Reapers. These plants are all very productive, and
almost all the pods are the classic shape. Remember what I said about the house blocking
the afternoon sun? As you head east toward the street, these
Reapers, all from the same seed, get progressively taller, apparently because they get more afternoon
sun. We’ll freeze a lot of these for sauces and
relishes, and we use them to trade for all sorts of other produce. Some of them are used in the making of spicy
pickles, salsas, jams and relishes that are sold at local farmer’s markets. We’re passing by a couple of pots. 7 Pot Orange-Yellow. Habanero Big Sun. Let’s step in here and travel down the center
row of plants. I’ve never seen Habanero Vietnam pods this
big before. They’re about twice as big as the ones I
showed you earlier, from the same seed. I think the Fishnure Organic Fish Manure Compost
I worked into this bed is really making a difference. I always expect that plants will grow bigger
in the ground than in a small pot, but I don’t expect the fruit to be so much bigger. Same flavor and heat, so I’m not complaining! Aji Limo is a Chinense variety from Peru. It’s medium hot and has a slightly lemony
flavor. Aji Ethiopian Fire is a Baccatum variety that
grows tons of hot red pods, all around the top of the plant. I don’t think it likes the cooler weather
we’ve been experiencing lately, but it’s hanging in there to ripen its payload. I have another one in a pot that’s still
looking pretty good. This is my goto 2-bite pepper for eating with
meals. It’s a little sweet, but not floral. And it packs a punch. I would guess about 50,000 Scoville units. CAP 872 is wild pepper from Peru. Capsicum Annum. These peppers are black, then turn red when
ripe. They have been ripening nicely since I shot
this footage about a week ago. Next to that is this potted Ata Ijosi, a tasty
bird pepper from Africa, Capsicum Frutescens. Once the national pepper of Nigeria, today
the small size makes them too labor-intensive to grow commercially. Here’s one of my favorites, the Brazilian
Perola Laranja, or Orange Pearl. It’s a very pale orange when ripe. Capsicum Chinense, and quite hot. An intensely fruity Chinense from Peru is
the Limón. It’s a very prolific plant with smallish
pointed pods. This is the favorite pepper of our Peruvian
friend Carmen. Another example of Habanero Big Sun. This is a big plant with very large pods. They’re twice the size of the potted version. This leaf is one that was damaged by the four
lined bugs back in June. Here are peppers we harvested from this plant. Saving these for a special sauce. Here’s Bleeding Jigsaw. These are slow to ripen, but I think it’s
going to be worth the wait for this 7 Pot Bubblegum variant. 7 Pot Primo Orange. Another very productive plant. Love this example, with an almost square shape
and a very curly scorpion tail. Now, 7 Pot Peach. I don’t know what happened here, but these
large, delicious 7 Pots are definitely not peach colored. Oh well, peach or red, these are amazing 7
Pots! Next, the 7 Pot Katie. I started growing these last year. Very tasty and productive cross between a
Naga Viper and a Trinidadian 7 Pot. New to our garden this year is the Orange
Longtail Scorpion. Look at this unique shape. It makes me want to yank on the tails of other
scorpions to see if I can pull them out farther. Developed by Butch Taylor of Butch T Scorpion
Fame. Chocolate Reaper. Some peppers just look scary. Will I be tasting these on camera soon? I’m curious but wary. Another new variety for me this year is Aji
Charapita Red. I don’t know how closely these are related
to the more common yellow variety, because the pods are larger and have a less fruity
taste. Extremely prolific, just like its yellow cousin
next door. There will be plenty of these to freeze for
winter. Here’s an interesting Rocoto, the Ecuadorian
Red Pepper for Hell. This plant is really spreading out. Most Rocotos like to set and ripen fruit in
cool weather, so I’m always worried they’re not going to be ready for harvest before first
frost. Like other Rocotos, these have distinctive
purple flowers that pollinators really like. And here’s the just appearing fruit. Maybe this one is starting to ripen? I’ll be checking in on these daily. We’ll complete the tour of this bed with
the 7 Pot Brain Strain Yellow. These are looking particularly sunny and brainy. Let’s look at few more of the small pots. Trinidad Scorpion Moruga Caramel. Hot Paper Lantern. Another interesting Chinense from Peru. Just the right heat level for snacking. Red Savina. Hot for a Habanero, but hard to believe it
was once the Guinness world record holder. Naga Morich, a nice red ghost pepper. Apocalypse Chocolate. 7 Pot Pink. 7 Pot White. Aji Limo. This one has a branch spilling out of its
pot. 7 Pot Chaguanas Chocolate. 7 Pot Jonah. 7 Pot Bubblegum. Here’s Little Elf. I really consider this to be an ornamental,
but the small mild pods do have a nice taste. Filius is another ornamental. The leaves are green mottled with brownish
purple, and the pods are dark violet ripening to red orange. Here’s Big Bang Chocolate Naga. These cute this mini eggplants are obviously
not chilis, but they’re part of the same nightshade family as peppers and tomatoes. We’ll conclude the tour with a quick look
at the Reaper Cart. The plants in the blue pots have been fertilized
with chemical fertilizer, and the honeydew pots with Organic Fishnure. At one point it looked like the chemical plants
would be the most productive, but the organic plants seem to be catching up. We’re saving all the pods and we’ll weigh
them for a final determination in a future episode. All around the garden, the pots have suffered
the most from this year’s cool and wet summer, with less growth and smaller yields, but it’s
just the reality of growing peppers in Zone 4 But even if it’s not our very best year,
we’re still getting pretty healthy harvests. Not complaining! Thanks for tagging along for Part 2 of our
plant by plant garden tour. If you missed it, please check out the Part
1 video. There should be a link in the upper right
had corner, and I’ll also include a link at the end of this episode, as well as in
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47 thoughts on “Walking the Hot Pepper Path Part 2

  1. I enjoy your videos! Very informative and I never realized all the beautiful multicolored peppers that exist. Look forward to seeing more!

  2. Great video, Rob. Quick question for you- For the peppers that ripen through different color stages (like the one that ripens to red, then finally caramel) does the flavor profile change?

    If you picked that pepper when it was red would it be hotter/milder than its final caramel color?

  3. i got a pepper walk way too .cayenne and polbano peppers, from the house to the carport is peppers just ones i got in plant pots there stringed and rubar staked! There a lot of wind blows between the house and carport and its part shade, got to have shade to have any plants in Texas The jalapeno's are in the raise beds> I LOVE PEPPERS

  4. Thanks for the update. Some of those pods look like art. Were there any Mata Frade? The only pepper plant down here in Houston that is still flowering is my Serrano. Waiting on a couple Apocalypse Scorpions to fully ripen by tomorrow hopefully!

  5. One word, WOW! Awesome looking peppers Rob and what a variety!! You have the best looking front yard, love the walk thru and how you explain each pepper! Have a great rest of the week! πŸ‘πŸ˜Žβ™₯️

  6. Oh my goooodnesshhh This so fantastic !! I love gardening so much & growing peppers and you sure so show me a like a new world that I didn't know I was missing πŸ’— I'm going to learn so much from you πŸ‘ Your garden looks amazing !! (Thank you so much for such a sweet comment on my last comment, It made me smile for days πŸ’—) I can not wait one day to get full on growing stuff the way I want !! Looking forward seeing what you're going to do with all those gorgeous peppers….Giveaway perhaps πŸ˜ƒπŸ‘‹…sorry I just want to taste your stuff….I'm not gonna lie πŸ˜‚πŸ˜±πŸ˜‡πŸ‘‹


  8. I am sure that you grow the most varieties of all the growers I follow. The harvest shot at the end was beautiful. Thanks for the tour.

  9. I love how you don't seem to attempt to hide the yellowish/brown leaves at the base of some plants. It's all part of the process and seems to be frequently hidden on YouTube vids.
    All Natural Baby πŸ™‚ Real plants get yellow leaves haha. Thanks again for what ya do, and Great Video!!!

  10. Cool video Rob! Lovely harvest at the end there considering it a β€˜smaller’ one. I’d be happy with that 🌢πŸ”₯

  11. Hello Rob!! I have never seen the carrot pepper before. I love your garden and I planted giant marigolds too not knowing. Thanks for sharing!!

  12. Love the videos! Those Big Sun Habs look amazing.
    We've had a pretty lousy summer in England and the temperature is really starting to drop so I have a lot of chillies that are there in size but still a long way off being ripe. Do you have any tips on pushing ripening through? Thanks

  13. This is getting me excited for the coming spring months here down under. I could probably walk around your garden all day and never get bored 😁

  14. I am a new subscriber and have gone though all of your videos…Thank you for your detailed, entertaining content! I am a pepper grower way down in zone 10.b sunny southern FL. Where do you recommend I purchase seeds?

  15. Hey Rob, great part two of your garden, I was wondering what kind of containers you use to freeze peppers, i have mine in freezer bags, but you can still smell them after a while, any suggestions? Keep up the great work

  16. It is amazing all the kinds of peppers. And all the colors so cool. Especially the purple ones. πŸ‘πŸ»

  17. Hi Sir, nice video of peppers!! Question, my reapers are just turning a yellow orange and some are falling off the plant before ripe, whats going on, we have had a couple heavy rains or is it a nitro problem, whats Ur 2 cents worth on this , thanks Jim.

  18. Love the video Rob. I was watching thinking…he surely doesnt have that many varieties. Well sir, I was wrong lol! You honestly need to try the Primotalii. That pepper made me panic. Not the hottest in the world, but ranks up there with the top 10!!

  19. Great video Rob
    I am currently at the seedling stage with my hot peppers, my job takes me worldwide, it is a struggle to get enough time to do my chillies proud.
    I have red and orange Habanero, Trinidad Scorpian Chocolate, and red Carolina Reapers as well as Thai Chillies.
    We are in a very wet spell at the moment in Thailand and struggling for sun shine.
    Also we are limited in available varieties.
    lets see how the year turns out, i will keep you posted.

  20. Appreciate you extending the tour Rob. Even with the stresses of the cool wet weather, you have some healthy looking fruit on your plants. Enjoyed the video and the background music brought back memories of some of my favorite tunes from video's past.

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