Today’s Harvest Basket September 8, 2014
Mild Habanero Peppers, “Suave”
So many peppers.
Sun Gold cherry tomato, Arkansas Traveler, Giant Martian and, paste tomatoes.
Top right corner is the Black Brandywine, much smaller than the other Brandywines. Below the black tomato is a regular Brandywine, weighing in at just over a pound. I picked it early and a little green to keep it from breaking the vine.
Those cute little green and yellow wrinkly peppers are a new mild Habanero pepper, “Suave”. They turned complexly yellow by the next day. They are said to be flavorful but bot as hot a true habanero pepper. It’s a new and exclusive variety from Renee’s Garden Seed. With the break in heat, the plant has perked up and is blooming non stop. The plant is loaded with peppers.
These are bright Goldfinch yellow when ripe. I’m letting the rest of these peppers ripen in the vine. Their beautiful color is reason enough to grow them.
Much of the heat has been removed from this pepper, but it still has heat. The Chili Pepper Institute at New Mexico State University has created this milder version of the habanero.
Mild Habanero pepper, “Suave” are 800 on the Scoville scale.
For comparison, a Sweet bell pepper is 0; Pimento is 100-500; Pepperoncini,100-500 and TABASCO® brand Sweet & Spicy Pepper Sauce is 100-600.
Ancho and Poblano register between 1,000–2,000. (This is the chili relleno pepper.)
Jalapeno and the Original TABASCO brand pepper sauce are 2,500 – 5,000.
Ghost peppers exceed one million Scoville units.
I am already thinking of what kind of tomatoes to plant next year. Some tomatoes, I can use the seed leftover from this year. A number of my favorite tomatoes are on HubPages.
This is my last zucchini cake of the season. Here come the apples!
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