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Old 07-28-2008, 12:12 PM   #11
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I think it was Buckytom who said to pick some while they are still green to "fool" the plant into thinking it wasn't producing. I've picked alot of them and only got one red one so far. The one red one turned color in 2-3 days.
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Old 07-28-2008, 12:14 PM   #12
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Late summer, and early fall after I have havested all of the green peppers that I want to make pepper sauce, and to eat, I let them start to ripen/turn red....After I pick them I string them with a needle and thread, then hang them in my shop, where it is probably 120* during the heat of the day to dry. After they are dried, I unstring them, remove any stems, and run them through the blender/food processor, and place in small jars.
Voila! "Crushed' Red Pepper Flakes!

Enjoy!
That is exactly what I did with last years batch. All except it hung in my kitchen away from direct sunlight. I got a new needle and thread going and about a foot of peppers on it already!!! It makes excellent pepper flakes, so much more potent than that crud you get at the store! So go easy with it at first.
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Old 07-28-2008, 01:19 PM   #13
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My 2 cayenne plants in the window are producing... someone keeps eating the
peppers as they turn red.
I didn't know a pepper would give me hiccups! ;)
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Old 07-28-2008, 01:22 PM   #14
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I have a few miny ristras of dry thai red peppers in my kitchen window.

I also made chili flakes out of some of them like Bob did. very hot.
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Old 09-08-2008, 06:09 AM   #15
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I now have a string of the super cayennes in the kitchen. I don't think we'll get as many as last year; we had a late, cool spring and already the temps are barely reaching 70, autumn is definitely in the air. What happened to global warming? Another icy winter like last and I'll defenitely consider selling this house and moving into something that doesn't require a fight to get out in the worst months.
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Old 09-08-2008, 07:57 AM   #16
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Thanks for reminding me Miss Clair....I was up there yesterday cutting okra, and saw lots of red showing on the cayenne plants...Gotta get them off, and string um up!!
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Old 09-18-2008, 03:58 AM   #17
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Oh, dear, I have a southerner on my hands. No one else would call me miz Claire (hey, stick that "e" on there!) For an update, I just threaded my second needle. I now have about 6 feet of super cayennes on my first thread. I HAVE managed to turn this into husband's job. I thread the needle with five or six feet of strong thread. My husband threads them on. If we are lucky and have a dry autumn, in a month or so they'll be good to go. Into the food processor after being roughly chopped. But I swear, don't come anywhere near my house when that stage is in process.
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Old 09-20-2008, 03:33 PM   #18
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I didn't know a pepper would give me hiccups! ;)
Oh, you think those hiccups are bad, you should have seen the hiccups I got from the rice vinegar, dill, garlic powder, sea salt, dorset naga morich sauce I made up to go with my dinner. I love these peppers so much though.
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Old 09-20-2008, 03:34 PM   #19
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Thank you everyone for mentioning the sewing trick. My buddy who showed me everything else pepper planting wise said to tie them together but sewing them up in a chain sounds great. I have so many cayennes to dry it isn't even funny.
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