The Way Too Premature 2022 Pepper Season Plan

December 7, 2021 | Article Topics:

It’s that time of year again. Time to dive head-first into the seed stock and determine which varieties I want to get started for the upcoming season. It’s also the time to purge my inventory of older stock. It’s a cathartic process and one that can be a bit bittersweet, but it’s also necessary to go through every now and again.

When all was said and done, I still have roughly 125 seed packs to choose from – despite throwing about 25 packets out. As you can see, I have a seed hoarding problem. At any rate, my initial grow list for 2022 will have a solid mix of new varieties, older favorites and last chances (those seeds that have yet to germinate after a few attempts).

pepper seed packs

So, without further nonsense on my part, here are the preliminary varieties that I am planning to start for 2022:

  • Aci Sivri
  • Agata’s Tongue
  • Bahamian Beast Red
  • Bhut Jolokia White W Strain
  • Big Caramel Mama
  • Bih Jolokia Caramel (3rd and final attempt)
  • Brown Rocoto
  • Carolina Reaper
  • CGN 20497 Cardenasii
  • Chocolate Bhutlah
  • Chocolate Reaper
  • Congo Yellow Trinidad
  • Ecuadorian Pepper for Hell (2nd attempt)
  • Elysium Oxide SB
  • Flexuosum
  • Ghostly Jalapeno
  • Habanero De Arbol
  • Hangjiao 3 – Solar Flare
  • Hatch
  • Helix Nebula
  • Jalapeno – Brown
  • Jalapeno – Craig’s Grande
  • Jalmundo
  • Joe E Parker Hatch
  • Joy’s Ghost Cayenne
  • KS Lemon Starburst
  • Leviathon Gnarly Scorpion
  • Melon Rocoto (3rd and final attempt)
  • Orange Manzano (3rd and final attempt)
  • Orange Sweet
  • Pineapple Ghost
  • Puerto Rican Yellow
  • Rain Forest
  • Scotch Bonnet – Chocolate
  • Scotch Brain XCP Purple/Red
  • St. Lucia Scotch Bonnet
  • Sugar Rush Stripey
  • Thor’s Hammer
  • Thunder Mountain Longhorn
  • Tovarii (2nd attempt)
  • White Moruga Scorpion
  • Wiri Wiri

As you can see, that is quite a list (42 varieties), but some off these will not germinate. It’s inevitable with some seed stock. Those listed as “3rd attempt” are examples of stock that I have tried to start in years past. I give each variety three attempts before removing from my inventory. There are several varieties above that are also repeats from previous season – back again because I have mostly run out of frozen peppers in those varieties.

I’m always excited to grow a new-to-me variety, but I am super thrilled to finally have the Sugar Rush Stripey and KS Lemon Starburst set to start for next season.