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Black Pearl decorative pepper pics

Hopkinsville, KY

I planted these along the side of the house with some other decorative plants/flowers.

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Hopkinsville, KY

Another pic.

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Hopkinsville, KY

They have nice dark colored foliage, a small purple bloom, and of course a small black roundish pepper that is supposed to be edible but not much taste.

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Rutland , MA(Zone 5b)

very nice

POTTSBORO, TX(Zone 7b)

My Black Pearl is one of the best tasting hot peppers I ever tasted.-

Hopkinsville, KY

I don't do hot peppers. Even order "wimpy wings' when eating buffalo wings. I did realize that the peppers in the pic look a lot like the Czech Black I grew last year but I can't remember what the plant looked like.

Carmel, IN(Zone 5b)

Nice looking plants, Kygreg. This is my second year growing black pearls...I like to incorporate mine into fall containers with mums, purple millet, kale, etc. Mine got off to a slow start this year as I was battling aphids on every pepper I grew (including the ornamentals).

I would never dream of trying to eat one of them--I'm a serious wimp when it comes to hot peppers!

POTTSBORO, TX(Zone 7b)

LOL--mom--Have you read the TOS agreement? Wimps are allowed in here but not "serious wimps"

Carmel, NY(Zone 6b)

I've grown those before. They are really quite stunning, and very prolific. Popped a few into chili and Volcano Vodka, but didn't eat them off the vines. (I do qualify under the TOS agreement, tho!)

Saint Matthews, SC(Zone 8a)

Would someone please check out my post under "Ornamental yet good to eat" and see if anyone can identify the peppers in my photo for me? I seem to have posted my question and photo in the wrong place! LOL

Carmel, IN(Zone 5b)

Darn, Vort.....you mean I gotta find another forum to hang out on???

POTTSBORO, TX(Zone 7b)

We'll vote on it. :)

Carmel, IN(Zone 5b)

Thank you. Please take pity on me, and let me know the results of your vote, please. I'd really, REALLY like to stay and hang out with the non-wimps, please.

Carmel, NY(Zone 6b)

How about a semi-serious wimp???

Carmel, IN(Zone 5b)

I'lll vote fot that. My DH is a serious pepper guy....I am a serious pepper wimp girl. Perhaps we can petition as a team?

POTTSBORO, TX(Zone 7b)

Awww--Ok I guess a serious wimp married to a serious chili head is eligible as semi-serious wimp.

Carmel, NY(Zone 6b)

But non-voting in any "play-off's"!

POTTSBORO, TX(Zone 7b)

Good grief Charlie Brown----do things never change?
A woman bats their eyes, sheds a few tears, whimpers a bit and begs to get into a club that only allows non-wimps until the club gives in and change the rules so a wimp can join by stretching the rules to reclassify them as a semi-wimp. Then "POOF" they're off to their next agenda and never heard from again.

I am petitioning the "no wimps allowed club" for a recall vote.
New rules----Anyone that applies for membership under false pretenses (such as tears, etc) will be tied up and force feed pureed Bhut Jalokia .

OK--I'll back off and let this "semi-serious" thread get back to Black Pearl Peppers.

POOF :)

Carmel, IN(Zone 5b)

I'm Here...I'm here......It's been a crazy-busy week at work, and this evening have been busy cooking dinner. We're having tomato bruschetta (no peppers) on freshly made bread, rack of lamb, and roasted potatoes with garlic and rosemary. All produce/herbs are from the garden. You all are welcome to join us if you're in the neighborhood. We also have an appropriate assortment of adult beverages (you all are adults, aren't you??? :)

My black pearls are looking great--have some beautiful bright red peppers on the bottom of the plant, and some gorgeous purple ones on the upper part. Now....where is that darned camera?

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POTTSBORO, TX(Zone 7b)

UMMMMMMM--DROOL--that sounds like a really yummy dinner.
Lardoon that lamb with minced Black Pearls and chopped garlic and I will charter a jet to visit.

Carmel, IN(Zone 5b)

Now Vort, why would you sully a beautiful, locally grown lamb with taste-bud searing hot peppers? Respect the ingredient, please.

You're still welcome go join us, and if you wish you can pick some of my black pearls to put on your lamb (we'll graciously look the other direction).

POTTSBORO, TX(Zone 7b)

No ma'am mom--but American grown Lamb used to taste like a spoiled Goat until the small farmers in America learned how to match and beat the English and Aussies in flavor and in price. It was a shock to me when, in a moment of desperation, I had to buy a leg of lamb grown in the good 'ol USA at a chain store and it turned out better than the expensive imported stuff I had been buying.
Good old American ingenuity.

ps
Texans have cast iron taste buds--but the flavor still seeps through

Carmel, IN(Zone 5b)

Perhaps that's my problem...I"m a city-girl! Born and raised in Chicago (don't even ask how I ended up in Indiana!) That probably accounts for my delicate taste buds.

Vort, I'm not a huge lamb (or meat) lover, but DH is. Once we found a local lamb source, I couldn't believe it was the same meat! I'll actually eat small amounts of this lamb. We are very fortunate in that we have a few sources for locally-raised lamb, and it tastes totally different (and better) than anything that can be purchased at the local grocery stores. The vendor we purchase from sells only at local markets and farmer's markets. We were one of his early customers, so they call us to take our order when they are butchering, and even deliver our preferred cuts to us. How good is that?

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