21 June 2011

Pepper Report

Last night, we used one of our first hot peppers in a stir-fry. It was delicious! It’s an Orange Fogo, which I thought would be blistering hot. I was completely wrong. It’s only about 2,500 to 5,000 Scoville units. (Habaneros are between 100,000 and 350,000; Jalapenos are 2,500 to 5,000; Bell peppers are 0.)

We have 3 Orange Fogo plants. One has about 30 peppers on it, the second has about 15 and the third has 5.  Glad our most prolific will be delicious!

Orange California Wonder Pepper - 0 Scoville Units
Gypsy Pepper (Hybrid) - 0 Scoville Units
Corno di Toro Pepper - 1 to 1,000 Scoville Units
Orange Fogo Chili Pepper - 1,000 to 5,000 Scoville Units
Fish Pepper 5,000 to 30,000 Scoville Units
Rooster Spur Pepper 5,000 to 30,000 Scoville Units
Chocolate Habanero Pepper - above 30,000 Scoville Units
Red Mushroom Pepper - above 30,000 Scoville Units
Scotch Bonnet Pepper - above 30,000 Scoville Units

In other growing news, we've harvested several Gypsy peppers, some orange fogos, a pint or two of sungolds, blueberries, a ton of basil, some malabar spinach and a couple eggplants!  I am loving this year's growing season.  It's good to know which things have the best success rates!

Awesome Thai Orange Fogo Plant!

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