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HERBIE43
Rutland , MA
(Zone 5b)

March 15, 2006
10:32 AM

Post #2113799

these are the fish peppers i started on march 1st.

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Sequee
Carmel, NY
(Zone 6b)

March 15, 2006
10:45 AM

Post #2113805

Very nice!!!
critterologist
Frederick, MD
(Zone 6b)

March 15, 2006
10:19 PM

Post #2115096

Cute!! And they're already getting their first set of true leaves... way to grow! :-)

I started a bunch of 'Fish Peppers' since they were one of our flavor favorites last year -- and the plants are so decorative!

dmj1218
west Houston, TX
(Zone 9a)

March 15, 2006
10:41 PM

Post #2115152

Yep--lookin' good! I'm going to have to order me some of those seeds.
HERBIE43
Rutland , MA
(Zone 5b)

March 16, 2006
7:37 AM

Post #2116004

dmj1218 - send me your address via d-mail and i'll be glad to send you a few.
dmj1218
west Houston, TX
(Zone 9a)

March 16, 2006
5:40 PM

Post #2116775

You have mail!
:)
HERBIE43
Rutland , MA
(Zone 5b)

April 7, 2006
1:59 PM

Post #2171025

here are the fish peppers on april 7th.

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critterologist
Frederick, MD
(Zone 6b)

April 7, 2006
9:42 PM

Post #2172113

Hmmm... no variegation in the leaves yet... but I'm pretty sure that these didn't cross with anything last year, as they were on their own in the side garden. They're looking strong & healthy!

Here's a picture of some Fish Pepper seedlings from last year... I see they were 8 weeks along at this point... so the variegation may take a little longer to develop. :-)

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HERBIE43
Rutland , MA
(Zone 5b)

April 7, 2006
9:46 PM

Post #2172127

your pictures and peppers look beautiful.
critterologist
Frederick, MD
(Zone 6b)

April 7, 2006
9:46 PM

Post #2172128

Oh, and dmj... I'll be happy to fix you up with some seeds if need be, just Dmail me. I've been playing catch-up with everything lately... finally managed to post some tomato & basil SASBE offers a couple weeks ago, but I still don't have my extra pepper seeds all packaged up... was hoping to have a SASBE offer posted for them by last month! Well, all those extra seeds will still be perfectly viable for next season, so I'm not going to feel *too* guilty about it.

edited to say, whoops, didn't mean to post that photo again!

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dmj1218
west Houston, TX
(Zone 9a)

April 7, 2006
11:11 PM

Post #2172313

Critter--I got some! I'm going to start them this weekend! Thanks! Herbie

Nice thing about peppers down here is they aren't so "time dependant" like tomatoes.
Deb
critterologist
Frederick, MD
(Zone 6b)

April 8, 2006
12:50 AM

Post #2172561

That's true... you probably keep on getting peppers until Christmas! (zone envy again... *sigh*)

I'm sorry I failed to see your post last month... but I should've known Frank would set you right up! :-)
dmj1218
west Houston, TX
(Zone 9a)

April 8, 2006
1:02 AM

Post #2172609

Well Christmas is pushing it...Thanksgiving maybe. We are overdue for a freaky cold winter here.
HERBIE43
Rutland , MA
(Zone 5b)

April 15, 2006
9:36 PM

Post #2193046

here are my fish peppers on which i repotted on march 28th.

sorry, wrong pictures. will try again


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HERBIE43
Rutland , MA
(Zone 5b)

April 15, 2006
9:42 PM

Post #2193056

i think i got it now

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critterologist
Frederick, MD
(Zone 6b)

April 17, 2006
4:47 AM

Post #2196177

Very nice!!

BTW, don't be alarmed when the variegation starts showing up... it can make odd little streaks & splotches... freaked me out last year when it appeared on my pepper seedlings, busy checking for bugs etc until I realized it was on the Fish Peppers, which were *supposed* to be variegated!

The variegation is just starting to show on mine this week, which is what reminded me to mention it to you...

Here's a photo of Fish Pepper seedlings last year, showing the coloring on the leaves:

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Sequee
Carmel, NY
(Zone 6b)

April 17, 2006
4:34 PM

Post #2196975

Thanks for the warning...IF mine decide to germinate!

(LOL! You must be very proud of that photo!)
critterologist
Frederick, MD
(Zone 6b)

April 17, 2006
8:40 PM

Post #2197511

sorry... it wasn't until after I posted that I realized that same photo was already on this thread -- twice, in fact! LOL
HERBIE43
Rutland , MA
(Zone 5b)

April 17, 2006
9:33 PM

Post #2197624

i would have flipped if i saw them before you mentioned it.
peppers look great.
Sequee
Carmel, NY
(Zone 6b)

April 17, 2006
11:03 PM

Post #2197815

Me, too! I just hope I have the benefit of seeing them live and in person. I'm not have great luck with germination this season - first I put the plugs in the starter tray upside down, then I fried a few with my new "system", now I'm trying again... YIKES! (How much you want to bet I still end up with more seedlings than I can possibly use??? LOL! OSeedD - to borrow a newly coined phrased form a fellow DG'er!)
HERBIE43
Rutland , MA
(Zone 5b)

April 18, 2006
7:50 AM

Post #2199152

anyone who knows you would never make that bet. LOL
Sequee
Carmel, NY
(Zone 6b)

April 18, 2006
1:16 PM

Post #2199510

LOL! I KNOW you mean that affectionaltely!

I have a dozen tomaotes potted up - with 30 germinated so far, they can stop now! (Thought there are still some that haven't germinated that I REALLY must have.) 2-3 peppers that look about ready for potting up, and another 10-11 have popped up. Again, that's sufficient if they stop now. EP's - zip! What's up with that? Fortunately there's still time to plant a few more, but this is 2 batches so far. Grrrr!
HERBIE43
Rutland , MA
(Zone 5b)

April 24, 2006
8:41 AM

Post #2215823

these re the lastest pics of my fish peppers
sorry, the one in the front is a cherry pepper


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David_Paul
Clinton, CT
(Zone 6b)

September 25, 2008
2:02 AM

Post #5595906

Now that everyone (but me) has had these for a few years, is it a pepper you grow every year? What is the heat level? If you had to compare it to another pepper, which one is closest? Has anyone smoked Fish peppers? Any recipe ideas?
critterologist
Frederick, MD
(Zone 6b)

September 25, 2008
3:39 AM

Post #5596385

I grow them every year. I use them pretty much where I'd use Cayenne -- to my tongue, the heat (type and level) is similar, and I love the extra sweetness these have (when red).

They were traditionally used to spice up fish and seafood dishes, hence the name. I used a bunch in hot sauce recently... similar to the "Leapin Lizard" sauce recipe I posted in my "Some Like it Hot!" article... I called this one "Amblin' Armadillo." :-)

Nope, never smoked them... but you know what they say, "Smoke 'em if you got 'em!"
David_Paul
Clinton, CT
(Zone 6b)

September 25, 2008
7:24 AM

Post #5596775

Thanks Jill! That is exactly what I want then. Sweetness. Can't get enough of sweet peppers.
critterologist
Frederick, MD
(Zone 6b)

September 25, 2008
11:31 AM

Post #5596998

You know how many hot peppers I like to grow. I think if I could grow only one, it would be Fish Pepper, although Hot Portugal comes in as a close second -- it's also one I can add to just about anything (milder heat and also nice for adding that sweet flavor). The sweetness of a red Fish Pepper is similar to the rich taste of a sweet red bull's horn pepper, plus of course it's got that great burst of heat.

DH begs to differ. If he could grow only one pepper, it would be a large and extra-hot jalapeno variety.

beclu727

beclu727
Dacula, GA
(Zone 7b)

September 27, 2008
5:08 PM

Post #5606072

This is my third year growing Fish and I'll keep on growing them. They are a little hotter than the jalapeno I grow. I finally convinced DS to try them in his curry paste and he liked the results. (And we liked the resulting meal.) I have frozen and dried some, both good. And I use fresh in salsa. The plants are pretty, too. Some get more variegated than others.

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Sequee
Carmel, NY
(Zone 6b)

September 30, 2008
3:03 PM

Post #5617233

Looks like I'll be trying these again next year. Aside from the Pont du Paris sweet peppers and Ace Hybrid Bells, I had a dismal pepper year. Think I'll go back to the tried and true hots: Bulgarian Carrot, Equadorian Gumdrop, Paper Lantern and Fish. Maybe a Fatalli, Peter, and Cherry Bomb to boot! I don't use alot of hot peppers, but I do love theones with alot of flavor and good looks!
Antoinine
Cleveland Heights, OH
(Zone 5b)

December 7, 2008
4:34 AM

Post #5866799

If anyone has a few Fish pepper seeds and or seeds for Trinidad Seasoning peppers Ill trade for them!

Thanks either way!
HERBIE43
Rutland , MA
(Zone 5b)

December 7, 2008
8:33 AM

Post #5867036

sorry, i do not have any.
Antoinine
Cleveland Heights, OH
(Zone 5b)

December 15, 2008
8:27 PM

Post #5894681

Thanks for looking Herbie but I got them today in a trade!
pharmermn
Kenyon, MN

July 24, 2009
8:35 PM

Post #6860535

I love the fish pepper and have grown them for years, I crossed them with a Thai Dragon a few seasons back, and for the last 3 years, we have had a stable cross, they are very hot, red, long...and have a yellow stripe...The fish will mature to red, but not like these babies!

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