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.
I have listed new boxes today. I apologize. Between the horribly wet spring, which retards pollination, and my new physical challenges I have been listing slowly. I am making sure I do not oversell. The result is that boxes sell almost as fast as I am listing them. As the season moves on, this will improve. More pepper will come ripe and I will continue to learn how to walk on what is essentially new feet.
All the catch ups from last year’s first frost boxes are picked and packed. As promised, I started listing boxes for this season. The first two have already sold. I have listed two more mixed boxes / samplers for sale. The first two sold so fast, you guys have gotta be sitting here at work pressing refresh or something. You guys are great and I am so very flattered.
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
Already, we have more in the ground than ever before. We are not done yet. By the end of this week we might be done with plant out, but for the next few days we will be finishing up by getting the shorter season peppers in the ground; things like golden cayenne and unusual jalapeno generally produce much faster than their super hot cousins, so they go last.