What are the pros? Vigor, flavor
What are the cons? Slow maturity
Sowed 8 seeds in expert gardener potting soil indoors 4/21. 6 seedlings eventually emerged. On June 2nd 1 seedling was transplanted to 6” pot with bone meal and 5/5/5 organic slow release fertilizer and 2nd seedling transferred to 1 gallon pot with similar bone meal and fertilizer. 3 other seedlings transferred to native amended clay soil. First pod from gallon pot was mature on 10/2. 2 pods from 6” pot are full size and nearly mature on 10/8. Both potted plants received weekly 24/8/16 soluble fertilizer. One plant appears to branch more naturally, with lime green leaves and fruit and less tapered pod. It appears genetics are variable. The mature pepper is actually sweet if you avoid the placenta. The placenta is significantly hot. The plants did not grow in the native clay. Overall, these peppers performed surprisingly well in the heat and humidity and confined potting. Outstanding flavor with heat. I didn't need a cage or staking but also confined them to small pots.
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