Does anyone have a favorite variety of pimento pepper?
I have decided not to grow bell peppers this year. I am not
some <haughty sniff> uncivilized barbarian who eats unripe
peppers, and getting bell peppers to succulent, ripe perfection
on the plant is challenging here in the Mold and Mildew State.
So, I'm trying different sweet, non-bell peppers. I love the Corno
De Toro peppers, and I'm going to try some of the sweet paprika
peppers, this summer, too. I'd like to add in some pimento peppers,
as well, and I was hoping for some suggestions on what some of
y'alls favorites might be.
As I mentioned before Figaro has been good for me. I stopped growing Bells
years ago. Pimentos stuff better, taste better and ripen faster. I use
them just like bells, even freezing shopped green ones.
I am trying Tennessee Cheese this year. They look identical to Figaro.
Staking is a must, the plants get 6 feet tall and the peppers are heavy.
Fungus, never had a problem on them.
I have pics somewhere of our last bounty year... not last year.
Hab seeds get planted this weekend!
This year we tried sheepnose peppers (weird name, but good). They are
meaty and sweet. We live in Seattle and grew them in a greenhouse. We
had no diseases or notable pests and they produced well in an
unremarkable season. I envy those who live in good pepper-growing
climates. This was our first attempt at peppers and we'll be at it
again this year!
Figaro sounds like a good one, and since we're both in the South,
I bet it'll do well for me, too.
I tried them one year, but I made the mistake of planting them on
the shade side of some habs. The habaneros grew so fast they put
the Tennessee Cheese peppers into shade. I ought to give them
Wow, it's still too early for me to start planting peppers. I did
start my Stupice tomatoes this weekend.
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