Cheyenne Peppers

Indiana weather is, in the words of Forrest Gump, like a box of chocolates in that you never really know what you’re going to get.  Well, the cool weather is now history and the early summer temps are finally upon us – which is awesome because the pool is wet and my peppers love the heat.  Some more than others but generally I’ve had some pretty wicked pepper action going on lately.  Check out this Cheyenne pepper plant:

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Is that a beauty or what?  And no photoshopping either!  It’s an immature plant to be sure but from the looks of it thus far it’ll be mighty impressive in a few short weeks.  Even though they have a deep green hue right now, as maturity approaches they’ll slowly change into a light orange color so that they eventually look like this:

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The light orange color contrasts nicely against the green leaves don’t you think?  The Cheyenne has a medium hot flavor and apparently does well in hanging baskets (who knew?).  I can’t wait to sample these beauties and I think that the orange color is going to be an awesome addition to the collection of greens and reds (and purples!) that I expect to have very soon.  I’ve got a lot of growth from my plants recently so expect several new posts next week.  Have an awesome weekend!

 

A Peek at a Few of My Pepper Plants

Happy Monday everyone!  I shot a quick video of some of my pepper plants this weekend that I’d like to share with you.  I had originally planned to use still shots but thought that it would be better on video.  Hope you like it.

Purple Beauty Bell Pepper on the Way

The name says it all.  The Purple Beauty Bell Pepper – and what a beauty it is.  I’d never seen (or heard of for that matter) this particular type of pepper but I’m super excited to harvest one and try it.  Purple Beauty’s are a sweet pepper that produce best when in full sun and have a mature size of about one and half feet tall and about a foot or so wide.  According to what I’ve read, Purple Beauty’s are a fairly low maintenance plant to grow and care for and have about an 87 day  period until maturity.  Several sources that I found state that they mature from an eggplant purple to a red color but all of the pictures that I’ve seen have them all still purple.  I guess we’ll find out soon enough.  Here is a shot of one mine thus far:

 

Purple Beauty