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Aji Habanero chile pepper

in Berry Pepper
by Radishrain • | | 3 comments
I grew one of these last year, and it did quite well. Great taste (a favorite, in fact, right after Aji Fulce 1). About as hot as Cayenne (it's not a Habanero). It's prolific, and the earliest C. baccatum I've grown. Easiest to grow, too. Large plant (but leaves aren't large and stems aren't thi...read more

Costa Rican sweet pepper

in Annual Pepper
by Radishrain • | | 1 comment
Costa Rican is doing decently, now. Not the earliest pepper, but it is becoming prolific.

Chipotle pepper (Trade Winds Fruit's)

in Annual Pepper
by Radishrain • | | 1 comment
I'm impressed with the Chipotle pepper. It's vigorous, prolific and early. I tried a partially red one today and it was extremely sweet. Even the spiciness tasted sweet. It was weird, but great. The fruits look just like Jalapenos, but they don't taste like them. They taste more like a mildly...read more

Ancho San Luis chile pepper

in Annual Pepper
by Radishrain • | | 0 comments
Here's today's harvest of Ancho San Luis peppers. They're smaller than I thought Poblanos were supposed to be.

Bloody Butcher tomato

in Domestic Tomato
by Radishrain • | | 0 comments
This has been a favorite variety, this year. The fruits are fairly round and meaty (though they can get soft when ripened well). The plant is productive and not enormous. If you want a lot of salad-sized tomatoes in a small space, this would be a good variety. Fruits began ripening fairly early....read more

Mustard Bhutlah

in Chinese Pepper
by Radishrain • | | 3 comments
Here's my regular Mustard Bhutlah plant, today. It has two large fruits, and maybe a few that are just starting to form. The one with anthocyanin has a lot more fruit (and a larger plant, too): Here's the regular Mustard Bhutlah's fruits:

Honeycomb F2 melons

in Muskmelon
by Radishrain • | | 0 comments
Also see this thread: http://www.growspice.com/Honeycomb-x-Torpeda-F1-tc496.html Some hours ago, I opened a Honeycomb F2 melon. It was very sweet (and good), except closer to the rind where it was darker green. It wasn't perfectly round, but unevenly round is the closest description. The rind...read more

Ancient watermelon

in Watermelon
by Radishrain • | | 0 comments
We ate two small Ancient watermelons, today. One had red seeds as usual (maybe even brighter red than last year). The other was a cross and had dark seeds. They both tasted awesome, but different. Last year, I grew two spots with it (perhaps three plants per spot). It got bigger fruit last ye...read more

White Queen tomato

in Domestic Tomato
by Radishrain • | | 0 comments
In 2017, I grew the White Queen tomato, got a few fruits, saved seeds, and yeah. they tasted really good! We didn't use black plastic that year; the fruits had drought conditions. This year, I grew it from seeds I had saved. We are using black plastic, and we aren't watering much. The perform...read more

Healy's Pride melon

in Muskmelon
by Radishrain • | | 2 comments
In 2015, I grew Healy's Pride with black plastic, and got one large, netted, long, orange-fleshed fruit with great flavor. This year, I'm growing it from seeds I saved, with black plastic and a cage to support it. It grew at least four large fruits (larger than in 2015). The first one ripened...read more

Chris Ukrainian cross tomato (with stripes)

in Domestic Tomato
by Radishrain • | | 4 comments
Chris Ukrainian in my garden has stripes, this year (like Green Zebra's stripes). I ate a ripe fruit, today, and it was very sweet (I think a lot of things are sweet around now; Early Girl F1 is, anyway). other_tomato

Thessaloniki tomato

in Domestic Tomato
by Radishrain • | | 0 comments
Here are some Thessaloniki tomatoes that I harvested, seeded and ate several hours ago. The first and largest one tasted quite good and had some of that burned tomato taste to it that Matina had in 2017, but not so much that it was overpowering. the second fruit tasted different, but I liked ...read more

Corn Chex with unsweetened almond milk and wonderberries

in Corn
by Radishrain • | | 0 comments
So, on 26 Aug 2019, we were out of regular milk. So, I decided to try almond milk on my cereal for the first time (I've had almond milk before—but not on cereal). Anyway, on the cereal, the almond milk tasted surprisingly a lot like regular milk. The wonderberries only contributed a very mild...read more

Harvesting and canning tomatoes

in Domestic Tomato
by Radishrain • | | 0 comments
We harvested about four or five stainless steel mixing bowls of tomatoes on 26 Aug 2019, with more left to pick. We have our largest stockpot, which is probably full or nearly full, stewing them on low. The canning should begin in a number of hours (it's the middle of the night).

Jerusalem artichokes falling over and budding

in Sunroot
by Radishrain • | | 1 comment
Our Jerusalem artichokes have been falling over for a little while. I guess the tuber-grown ones get a lot taller. They're starting to develop buds.

Amana Orange cross (bicolor with stripes)

in Domestic Tomato
by Radishrain • | | 2 comments
I harvested, seeded and ate a fruit from my Amana Orange cross on 26 Aug 2019. It tasted awesome! It had great firm texture like Amana Oange has in the past, too. The shape is like the Amana Orange I grew in 2017, but the fruit isn't very big. I suspect that Girl Girl's Weird Thing was the fa...read more

Mexican Yellow cross tomato F2 (possibly crossed with Chapman)

in Domestic Tomato
by Radishrain • | | 3 comments
This tomato was actually pretty tasty. It was like a much tangier version of Chapman, taste-wise, but the texture was different and more like those of my Brandy Boy crosses. I suspect that Chapman is the father plant, as it tasted like Chapman. Taste-wise, the only other tomato with a similar...read more

Husky Red F1 offtype RL tomato (matriarchal parent?)

in Domestic Tomato
by Radishrain • | | 4 comments
Here another picture of what was supposed to be Husky Red F1. This is a fruit I harvested, seeded and ate today. I suspect this is rather actually a stable matriarchal parent of Husky Red F1, seeing as the foliage is not rugose (it is regular leaf). The foliage is stiff like rugose foliage, thou...read more

Polish Linguisa tomato

in Domestic Tomato
by Radishrain • | | 2 comments
I harvested the first Polish Linguisa tomato, today. It was over-ripe, but it was one of the best-tasting tomatoes this year, right up there with my two favorite Brandy Boy crosses and Marion! It smelled good before I cut it open, too. I saved the seeds for a trade. I'll have to save more for my...read more

Congo crosses

in Watermelon
by Radishrain • | | 1 comment
I'm growing three spots of three different kinds of watermelons that each share congo as their matriarchal ancestor. There are probably three plants per spot, and each plant is probably different, too. Anyway, I ate one today. I think it crossed again with Sugar Baby Bush last year, since the...read more

Corrales Azafrán safflower

in Safflower
by Radishrain • | | 2 comments
Here's a post about my Corrales Azafrán safflower from earlier this year: http://vegetables.boards.net/thread/442/corrales-azafr-safflower My plants are starting to wind down for the season, by the look of it. They're falling over and I think the leaves are changing colors. I'm letting all...read more

Corner watermelons

in Watermelon
by Radishrain • | | 4 comments
I have a spot where I'm growing watermelon where I lost the tag. They're some of my largest. I'd suspect that they were Congo cross, except all of my Congo crosses are accounted for. They could be Verona, but they'd probably be ripe by now if so. They have dark green, solid-color rinds. One frui...read more

Santo Domingo Dark Green watermelon

in Watermelon
by Radishrain • | | 1 comment
This thread is about the Santo Domingo Dark Green watermelon . For information about all three Santo Domingo watermelon breeds, see this link . I ate the smallest of the three Santo Domingo Dark Green watermelons, today. It was very sweet and was pretty good. The rind had that winter melon sk...read more

Tom Watson x King Winter watermelon

in Watermelon
by Radishrain • | | 0 comments
In 2018, I discovered that my Tom Watson watermelon was a cross (probably with King Winter). It tasted almost as good as Tom Watson, but managed to get bigger than both Tom Watson and King Winter had for me. In 2019, I grew F2 seeds and got three fruits. Each fruit seems to be from a differen...read more

Neapolitan pepper

in Annual Pepper
by Radishrain • | | 1 comment
I grew Neapolitan last year in containers. I'm growing it this year in the ground with a shredded wood mulch. It's doing better this year, and ripening faster. The first ripe fruit was a while ago. Here are some pictures of the fruits. I saved seeds from the three large ones in the bowl on 20...read more
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