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The peppers of this world are fascninating. Not as many types as tomatoes, yet more than eggplant. Oregon has a great climate for growing a lot of different types of peppers. This 2012 season

Fish Pepper - Used in the Baltimore / DC are to season seafood entraes. Known as being verigated because of a viris that causes the leaves to have white streaks. If I hadn't of been told that this was a viris, I would have thought the pepper had verigated leaves. With its viral white stripe also afflecting the pepper, it can be a unique plant to grow in the garden. Once picked the pepper begins to turn orange with the white stripe turning a shade of orange. Truly an amazingly colorful pepper.

This pepper does best back east where the summers a bit longer and warmer; however, a good specimen can be grown here in Oregon with a long enough summer. Doesn't need to be grown under plastic, just plant them out in the field and give them sufficient water. Pepper gets only about 4" in length. Athough Oregon's climate is barely long enought to grow these guys, I would not consider it an exotic pepper.

Collected from John Cloud of Washington DC area through Seed Savers

Ghost Pepper - Original seeds collected from a local market, grown to great success in a concrete floored sunroom. Plants got to about 2.5 feet with 4-5, 1.5" red strawberry shaped peppers. Took all summer in the sunroom, but they produced the real thing.

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