I am listing about a dozen (12) boxes a day currently, but not all at once. Thing is, things seem empty because everything I list sells almost as fast as I am listing it. Still, ripening is very slow for this time of the year and even pod production is off. I think the pod production is due to a very wet spring which retards pollination. On the bright side, all that water helped to produce larger plants. We are hoping lots more pods will show themselves and ripen towards the later months of this season. So my best advice is to watch the fresh pepper page during the day. Here is why.
New for 2018, the Thai Sampler. A box filled with green, white, purple, orange, and of course red Thai peppers. All fresh off the plant the day your box is picked packed and shipped. The new Thai sampler is an example of where I am gradually taking both peppers and seeds. In addition to offering boxes of the original pepper (like Red Carolina Reaper), we are focusing on providing selections of the variants for each pepper. The idea being to continue to offer whole boxes of single peppers for artisan sauce / powder makers, but to also offer boxes with variety for folk who want to sample the many different variants. It is my hope that for the 2019 seed season, that we will also offer seed collections that match the fresh pepper collections.
From my kitchen window, I can see red and white pods ready to pick, pack, and ship. Not a great many, but I haven’t been out there since they wheeled me off to the hospital last week. Since then, even more rain which seems to retard ripening. But who knows what I will find when I get back out there. Continue reading Hospital Stay and Delay
Fresh Carolina Reaper peppers for sale soon. It is looking like they will be rolling in late July, 2018. But dont expect just the traditional reds. Last year we introduced our own Chocolate Carolina Reaper PBM. This year we will be offering a few more developed here at Peppers by Mail. Although we usually do not have Carolina Reapers for sale until late in the season, some of the new strains are really taking off. I think we might have some by late July. But please remember, everything is in Mother Nature’s hands. If it is too dry or too wet, if it is too hot or too cool, it might be later. Continue reading Fresh Carolina Reaper for Sale Soon !!!
Our farm focuses on super hot and super rare peppers. But that isn’t all we do. We started with general produce and have continued right along as our focus changed. In 2018, we decided to move towards a Community Supported Agriculture approach for the general produce. This way we can more accurately predict how much produce to plant, thus clearing more time, energy, and space for our main focus: peppers. Continue reading Community Supported Agriculture Update – May 2018