Friday, August 10, 2012

Pepper Tracking Heritage

 I got this pepper seeds from saving the seeds from the fruits that I got from our local seed-saver group meeting last year because I knew that this was heirloom seeds, true seeds. However, I forgot the name of this pepper and the generous seed-saver member that grew this pepper. Got distracted easily when there are so many new things to learn during meetings. So I have been trying to get the name of this pepper by google image. The saved seeds really grows well in our garden and thrive with neglect. Perhaps due to the origin of the pepper parents from the generous gardener garden has similar micro-climate like us. So its one of the pepper that has make into our easy to grow list in our garden. At first, I was not sure whether this pepper will be in the same group with chilli or capsicum? I am thinking more towards chilli because when I was harvesting the seeds this week, I feel my hand sting a little but not as strong as our chayenne. I would say the heat level is low or moderate. I really appreciate if anyone can give me some ideas what type of pepper is this. To me it looks like pimiento or topepo pepper. Dear pepper guru and pepper fan please help me.
This plant is really compact, does not seem to take up much space. The fruit seems to be not following Newton law of gravity slightly because the fruit bottom faces upward. The fruit size is slightly smaller than the cherrytime capsicum, we usually grow about 3~4 cm in diameter. But it was easier to differentiate between the two as this pepper plant fruit is more roundish and the fruit is facing upside down. A very drought and heat-tolerant plant. I don't know how it manage to survive heat waves when I just abandoned them. I am very cruel with my plants this year, all must survive by their own without care. Tsk...tsk...tsk....yet the plants still give rewards to the lazy gardener.
 This photo is taken last week. How nice that this pepper seems to cope well in our mid-winter as well. Pepper picking time. Hopefully the plant will fruit earlier when the weather starts to get warm again. Its officially end winter here now.

31 comments:

Charmcitybalconygarden said...

I don't know what type of pepper that is but it's really cute!

TK said...

Betullah..cute pepper tu..
Selamat menempuh 10 ramadhan terakhir..
Hope you are always fine and happy ..take care dear..

Stephanie said...

You have a interesting and cute little peppers here. Hope you will the ID soon. Hot to the touch is going to be hot to the mouth as well ;-)

Sunray Gardens said...

Those look great. Seems you got a lot from the plant.
Cher Sunray Gardens

rainfield61 said...

So red, and so hot?

Liz said...

I don't know either but I do know I want to eat it stuffed with some herbs and fetta.

AnywhereEden said...

Could it be a Large Red Cherry Pepper? http://www.localharvest.org/hot-pepper-large-red-cherry-C17883

Mark Willis said...

Diana, I think they might be the Italian Pepperoncino-type pepper, perhaps the one called "Peppino"?

http://www.seedsofitaly.com/product/376

kitsapFG said...

Darling pepper - no idea what variety but it really is a charming plant! The way they grow upright makes them look like little balloons.

Why I garden... said...

The peppers look good, interesting how they grow. By the way, the gerbera photos in your last post are lovely.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for taking the time to discuss this, I really feel strongly about it and love learning more on this topic.

catmint said...

Hi Diana, I can't help you in a practical way by naming the pepper, but they look fantastic, and I think you are amazing, with everything else going on for you, you're attending local seedsaver meetings! It must be very satsifying - even if you do forget the name of the plants sometimes!

lena said...

what a funny pepper, growing upside down. I guess the angels are looking after your plants when you're not there :))

kitchen flavours said...

Beautiful peppers! No idea-lah! Wish to know too!
Your peppers are all doing great!

Malar said...

Such a cute pepper! I wish it will give you handful of harvest for your kids!

Lrong said...

Pretty looking peppers... I like the idea that they are compact...

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cookingvarieties said...

hi diana, sorry cant identify the peppers for you.
they look very pretty with that red color. hopw somebody can help out.

selamat hari raya to you and family

makcikmanggis said...

selamat hari raya maaf zahir batin buat Diana sekeluarga.Minta dihalalkan ,ampun maaf jika ada terkasar bahasa dan terlanjur bicara.

Anonymous said...


Thanks for all the answers:0) In fact, learned a lot of new information.

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Jody said...

Summer is almost officially over here. I can feel the cool air returning.

Anonymous said...


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Patrick's Garden said...

Luscious image you put out to the world. I do hope Seeds of Italy has your answer. I'm trying to get my nursing home veggie planters going again. Rumor has it a cherry tomato rambled all over the courtyard back in the day but they haven't been used for at least five years.
I was in the hospital most of spring so I got the project started late and there were some watering issues but the peppers are beating up the tomatoes. So there will be peppers on a few plates. Onwards and upwards to be sure

David said...

The cherry type pepper isone of my favorites! Sadly I didn't grow any this year and had to rely on the market.

CathJ said...

Very fresh... Love it n selamat hari raya... :)

Anonymous said...


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little love said...

I am truly fascinated with all I can see in your blog....tidak terkata.
May i request some pictures of the life-cycle's ?

Malay-Kadazan girl said...

Charmcitybalconygarden~I like how to fruits kind of like standing on the plant.

TK~Cepat sahaja masa berlalu. Bulan Syawal pun dah berakhir.

Stephanie~Lucky this one not that hot. Good for anyone that can't stand spicy food I reckon.

Cher~I was surprised that it gave many fruits without care.

Rainfield61~No that hot, mild.

Liz~Oh I would like to try to enjoy them like that too.

AnywhereEden~Yes I think it is one type of Large Red Cherry Pepper too.

Mark~ Thanks. I think it is some Italian Pepperoncino-type pepper peppino too. Some other name topepo?

KitsapFG~Same here, I think the fruits look like little balloon too.

Kelli~I am hoping the pepper will starts too produce again soon can't wait to taste them again.

Catmint~Oh I don't attend much of the seedsaver and swap meetings this year as I would like too unfortunately. Due to school and looking after the family. Collecting home-grown seeds is very satisfying.

Lena~I do hope the angels look after our plants too :).

Joyce~We are lucky not to experience frost here, so I don't have to worry much to harvest them ASAP.

Malar~Thanks dear, I hope it will continue to produce again.

Lrong~ Yes. This variety is very compact suitable for small garden or growing in pots.

Cookingvarieties~Cepat je raya berlalu rasa. Tak sempat nak jenguk Kak Wan bulan Syawal ni.

Makcikmanggis~Raya mesti meriah dekat rumah cikmanggis dengan kedatangan ahli baru tahun ni :).

Jody~Its starting to get warm here. But the weather is still very cold during windy days. Your garden must fill with lots of goodies ready to harvest in autumn.

Malay-Kadazan girl said...

Patrick~I found cherry tomato are more hardy than the big ones. I hope you feel much better now after leaving the hospital. Hope you harvested heaps of pepper.

David~ I am glad that some of our cherry type pepper plant survived through our mild winter because I am late with my sowing schedule this spring.

CathJ~ Thank you for the wish dear.

Little Love~ Which picture would you like to use? You can email and give me the link that you like (kebunkmg@gmail.com) .