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silver spring, MD
(Zone 7a)

February 1, 2010
11:46 AM

Post #7517962

My Peters arrived!!! I have them in red, orange and yellow. I'm getting inconsistent info on hottness. Some say they are blazing hot, others say their just hot, others mildly hot. Has anyone here grown them? What do you say?

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North, TX

February 3, 2010
3:10 PM

Post #7525492

I've not grown them or tasted one yet but looking forward to growing them this year too. I'm not even sure which color I have but will probably need the other colors hahaha.

I've mostly heard/read them as mildly hot, or not too hot and not too mild but just the right heat. Maybe on the same level of heat as a Serrano or Cayenne pepper. On the Scoville scale, they are noted at 7-8 on a one to ten scale, or about 5,000 Scoville untils.

Looking forward to imput and comments about these novel peppers.

silver spring, MD
(Zone 7a)

February 25, 2010
10:54 PM

Post #7587801

Peters are started. It took about a week to come up. I started them in those little Jiffy expandable things and have them growing under a HID light. I initially used a heat mat, but now they're up I turned it off. No true leaves yet.
Tucson, AZ
(Zone 8a)

March 30, 2010
3:06 PM

Post #7667813

I have grown them for the past 5 years. They are fairly hot, and if you are not used to them they are very hot. They ripen from green to red.


Nichols, IA
(Zone 5a)

October 16, 2011
3:35 PM

Post #8851471


How did they do? How did they taste?
silver spring, MD
(Zone 7a)

October 16, 2011
5:47 PM

Post #8851624

The didn't do all that well compared to my Japanese and Korean peppers. They went totally wild. I gave them to the neighbours when I just couldn't cook/pickle/freeze anymore and ended up putting them by the bucket on the compost pile when the neighbours started giving me dirty looks.
Liberty Hill, TX
(Zone 8a)

October 16, 2011
5:57 PM

Post #8851641

What cultivators did you grow?


Nichols, IA
(Zone 5a)

October 17, 2011
4:34 AM

Post #8852087

Yehudith, cracking up!! I might still give them a try. I just won't plant more than a couple :o)
Phoenix, AZ
(Zone 9b)

August 31, 2013
6:07 PM

Post #9647124

Do you have any tips for me on growing 'Peters'? I plan on growing some this coming spring.
Brooksville, FL

March 3, 2014
9:59 AM

Post #9780854

If you stress chile pepper plants (to much water) a couple weeks prior to harvesting they will be much hotter!
Liberty Hill, TX
(Zone 8a)

March 3, 2014
7:38 PM

Post #9781289

I think you mean if you hold back on the water they will be hotter...? More water can dilute the heat.
Ben Wheeler, TX

April 24, 2014
6:56 PM

Post #9820824

Here in TX stressing them comes naturally all Summer long.


Cedar Bluff, AL
(Zone 7b)

May 30, 2014
11:33 AM

Post #9853607

I ordered & planted some peter peppers for first time. They have yet to come up -- not sure of the supplier, ya know. Any tips on growing them?

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