One of the most underground peppers available. Very sweet and fruity! Taste is similar to the Jamy, but, a little more tropical. Fairly long pods with a medium heat. Great spice to this for a baccatum–the burn sticks around for quite a long time on the lips. In the dark!
Native to Guyana, which at the time of this posting, is under threat from a Venezuelan territorial dispute. I think this is more to do with the PI 199506 than silly borders.
Say hello to the Habanero’s fun younger counterpart. More tropical flavor than the Habanero, but not as much heat. Eating a whole one fresh is possible with some practice, but these bastards can get quite hot–especially with a lot of sunlight during the summer. More similar to a lessor known Capsicum Chinese, the Fatalii. The pepper begins as a simple green and ripens to a nice orange.
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Name: Harmonia Axyridis
Look at those Asian Ladybugs! They are also known as the harlequin ladybird and Harmonia Axyridis. The Asian Ladybug live between two to three years.
Their life cycle begins with a female ladybugs laying groups of tiny yellow eggs on the underside of leaves. When hatched, the larvae emerge looking like black and yellow tiny alligators. In this stage, these beetles feeds on aphids, whiteflies, thrips, spider mites, and many other pests at an unprecedented rate. It’s similar to, but not as voracious as the Lacewing during this stage. The ladybug larvae molts around 4 times before the pupa stage, metamorphosizing into the easily identified flying friend.
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Name: Monobia quadridens
Not your average wasp, when solitary they are on the chillwave spectrum. This little one is a destroyer of pesky leaf-rolling catapillars, moths and sometimes black widows spiders. “Nice one!” screamed an old man in the distance.
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Seriously though, how are babbies formed?
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SHU: 100,000 estimated
Type: Capsicum Chinese
A super dope, rare and productive variety from Brazil. One of the most unique looking pepper plants you will ever come across! Dark purplish green leaves make this one quite strange. The Cheiro Roxa pods start off as a dank purple and eventually become a creamy pink color that’s quite amazing! Would be really interesting as a hybrid.
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Name: Tithonia rotundifolia
From the Asteraceae family of flowers. Tithonia rotundifolia is the genus and species. Also known as the Golden Flower of the Aztecs. This sunflower is native to Florida, Louisiana, Mexico, Central America and the West Indies.1
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SHU: 25,000 – 50,000 estimated
A neat capsicum annuum and the first yellow variety of the most popular spicy pepper, the Jalapeno. These little bros were first released in 1992 by the Texas Agricultural Experiment Station. They are well known for being resistant to 6 different types of viruses.1
- Tobacco etch virus (TEV)
- Potato virus Y (PVY)
- Pepper mottle virus (PeMV)
- Tobacco mosaic virus (TMV)
- Tobacco ringspot virus (TRSV)
- Cucumber mosaic virus (CMV)
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Hello, thank you for reading another fancy installment of the underground pepper blog. We are a bit sadwave because we are moving, but there is always peppers to spice up your life! You know what they say, home is where the fresh peppers are. Today, we have the Dong Xuan Market Pepper to review.
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