Organic Pepper Farming In The Northeast

Last Summer we had a sizable bumper crop of cayenne super twos at Central Farms in Caldwell, NJ. Cayennes like these have a medium growing season, meaning that they can be harvested starting in mid-july in the mid-Atlantic states. With a quality strain one can easily keep producing tons of nice pods up until November.  Anyway, we use these thick, juicy cayennes in our Old Bricktucky mix.

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We also had a solid crop of chocolate and Red Savina Habanero. These plants do alright in Jersey. As hot and sticky as it is here in the Watchung Valley, it still doesn’t come close to Florida or the Bayou let alone Central America where these types of chilis originated.

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  This was our first year growing the infamous Bhut Jolokia. We only grew a few plants to experiment with. This guy was so hot that I had to take a walk after taking a chomp in the circle of death along with some fellow self-defeatists at the fifth annual second Thanksgiving back in 2007.

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In July 2008 I relocated to Northern Vermont. I am hoping to get an organic pepper farm running by the Summer of 2010. Thanks to all the support from visitors and other organic growers!

4 people commented on “Organic Pepper Farming In The Northeast

  1. The website looks great Benito! Best of luck with the organic pepper farm in VT!!!

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