By Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Beth Hanson

ISBN-10: 1889538132

ISBN-13: 9781889538136

The various premiere horticulture and nutrients specialists in the US have joined forces to supply the 1st chile pepper publication in particular for gardeners. This integral consultant teaches the heritage of the chile, the technological know-how in the back of their warmth, why humans continue coming again for extra, and the treatments used to remedy the ailments and pests afflicting chile pepper crops. beginner and skilled gardeners alike will learn how to develop many alternative kinds, interior and out, and should be capable of prepare dinner up a fiery banquet utilizing their homegrown chiles. the attractive colour images make species identity effortless, and the checklist of seed outlets is a convenient reference for each gardener.

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No matter where you live, to ensure continuous flowering and fruiting and to encourage large yields, harvest the first green peppers as soon as they are fully developed. These usually are not as large or hot as end-of-season pep- Include the fruit stem when harvesting. pers. Cut the stems about 1/2 inch above the pepper caps; branches, especially when they are chile-laden, snap easily. A mature pepper is evenly colored and feels firm. Mature green chile peppers are very good eating; Anaheims and other long green chiles are marketed at this stage.

Dried chiles are the main ingredient, enhanced by spices and herbs—mainly cumin and oregano, occasionally black pepper, dehydrated garlic, and onions.

The tissue near the blossom end of the pods has a brown discoloration. Blossomend rot in chiles, unlike tomatoes, is never actually at the blossom end of ther fruits. Spots elongate and become brown to black, dry and leathery. Pods affected with blossom-end rot usually ripen prematurely. Wilting, lack of soil moisture, and lack of calcium encourage the problem. To control blossom-end rot, maintain uniform soil moisture through irrigation and avoid large amounts of nitrogen fertilizer. Herbicide Injury Hormone-type herbicides such as 2,4-D, which is commonly found in lawn fertilizers, can cause distorted leaves.

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