I am really a wimp when it comes to eating hot peppers... With the exception of Hot Pepper Jelly!
I love it.!!!
So what varieties have you grown that are suitable for jelly?
I've seen some references in a few threads but didn't want to hijack them for my question.
I am starting seeds and would like to grow some for that purpose. Thanks for the suggestions.
Here's a link to a Habanero Gold Jelly I made last year ... in fact I made up a couple of batches of it. The only thing I did different from the recipe was use a stick blender to break up some of the solids. Mine still had small red flakes from the peppers floating in it. And I didn't have habaneros ... I used a combination of other peppers I had grown, both hot and not so hot. I could just make a meal off of this with cream cheese on some wheat thins.
Thank you for that!
So, what you are saying is, we can use any of our "hot" peppers and it will work? I was just afraid some of them would have a weird taste if I chose the wrong variety. Guess I worry too much. LOL
They were produced by Texas A & M, (TAM) I just don't know if they are hotter or milder than the regular jalapeno, or just about the same.
They also have a "fooled you" jalapeno that has the taste, but no heat.
last year I had fatali, datil, tobago seasoning, aji angelo, fish, fresno, aji dulce, lemon drop, garden salsa, congo trinidad, ancho, chilaucle rojo, costeno amarillo and some sweet bells. If my life depended on it, I couldn't tell you which ones I used in the jelly ... just got some yellow ones, some red ones, some I knew were really hot and some that were milder. The only really hot one I'm growing this year is bhut jolakia. Fresno was a favorite last year and I'm growing it again this year along with garden salsa, ancho and the aji dulce. I'm also adding Numex suave orange, anaheim and holy mole. If you have any that are hot I would think they would work. If you're afraid of it being too hot, just mix in some milder peppers to make up the volume.
Thanks Herbie and p1mkw,
I do have some of those hot cherry peppers and also some garden salsa, and anchos, so I think I will make out okay.
Thanks for your help.. Now to go get some more seeds started. LOL