[Homestead] peppers was: Seed Festival
don.bowen at earthlink.net
Mon Mar 20 12:49:20 EST 2006
At 3/20/2006, you wrote:
> My son already has a
>standing order in for any hot pepper seeds, heirloom of course.
Where are you growing peppers? I have some seeds from a tropical pepper
grown on Saipan. This little pepper is about 3/4 inch long and hotter than
you can run away from. A sauce made from this pepper will as my brother
says "make a mouse slap a tomcat." I brought 7 bottles back from my recent
trip to Saipan and only have two left after visiting my son and some friends.
The pepper grows wild on the Marianas Islands and is descended from the
Habineros planted by the Spanish in the 1500s. Locally it is a Boonie
Pepper or Donnie Sale. In the tropics the peppers produce year round with
small 3/4 inch thin peppers in red, yellow, and green. They are hot.
There is another pepper there that has also naturalized. It is the long
thin shape about 2 inches long and green. It is good to eat off the bush
after the seeds have been removed. Very hot but a good flavor. Just be
careful where your hands go after eating one. Did it say it was
hot? After eating one of those you will not get sick for a year, nothing
will come close to you. It could be the hottest pepper I have ever eaten
whole but it was good. Did I say hot? It was well beyond hot.
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