Week Five Update of the 2020 Pepper Season

March 16, 2020 | Article Topics:

It’s been a couple of weeks since we uprooted many of the seedlings in order to better fit them in their living arrangements. Re-potting and splitting out the plants, so far, has been a success as all appear to be developing as expected.

pepper seedlings

Looking over the above and below photos, in comparison to the images from the last update, it’s a good sign when many of the plants have doubled and tripled in size in that short amount of time. All of the plants, even those sown late as replacements, are all sporting, at least, their first set of true leaves – some even already onto a third or fourth set. I plan on topping a few in the next couple of weeks.

pepper seedlings

Now that all of the seedlings are in their own pots and looking pretty well established, I feel safe in finalizing the list of plants set to go outdoors in April. So without further nonsense, here is my final list peppers for the 2020 season:

  • 7 Pot Burgundy
  • Apocalypse (2)
  • Bhut Jolokia – White
  • Bhut Jolokia x Paxio Neyde
  • Bih Jolokia
  • Bih Jolokia x Sugar Rush Peach
  • Bonda Ma Jacques – Red
  • Bonda Ma Jacques – Yellow
  • Caramel Scorponero (2)
  • CGN 21500
  • Chocolate Bhutlah DM (2)
  • Chocolate Ghost Jami
  • Chocolate Reaper
  • Devil’s Brain
  • Elysium Oxide Scotch Bonnet
  • Fatalii x Brainstrain Yellow
  • Genghis Khan
  • Ghostly Jalapeno
  • Ghor-Pion / Gorpion
  • Hatch Green Chile (2)
  • Jalapeno – Craig’s Grande (2)
  • Jalapeno – Lemon Spice
  • Jonah Yellow Brainstrain
  • Kraken Scorpion (2)
  • Mini Olive Rocoto
  • Moruga Satan (2)
  • Murupi Yellow
  • Naga Morich
  • (Not) Paxio Neyde
  • Pink Tiger x Peach Bhut Jolokia
  • Primo Chocolate
  • Yellow Dorset Naga
  • Yellow Nagabrain
  • Yellow Reaper

There are only a few plants that I decided to keep multiples of, as I really want to try a large variety of plants going forward. There are so many different peppers (and crosses) out there that need to be sampled. The Paxio Neyde, based on its leaf coloring, is looking more and more like it’s going to be a mystery pepper so we’ll see how that one turns out as the season peaks in a few months.