Hot peppers


Old 07-18-01, 07:34 AM
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What can I add to the soil to make my hot peppers hotter?
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Old 07-18-01, 09:18 AM
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Hi Shakuhachi,

I could be wrong, but I don't think there's anything that will help the hotness. You have to buy a plant that's as hot as you want.

I make Jerk Chicken, and it calls for habaneros. It does NOT take much. Try that pepper if you want something really hot.

Interesting article and recipe for hot sauce -

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Old 07-19-01, 11:15 PM
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Hi,I agree there is nothing you can add to make them any hotter but if you will let the plants go dry (dont water) for a week to ten days before you harvest the peppers they will be much hotter.The fruit will have more of a oil than water content.If the weather wont cooperate pull the whole plant up by the roots and hang upside down in a warm dry location for a couple of days,then pick the peppers.Enjoy!

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