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Missing my chilli heat ‘fix’

I love spice and fortunately my large COOP was able to supply me with habenero chillis that I used in cooking and to make hot sauce. Seems like COVID is throttling supply and I’m left with very mild peppers. Does anyone know where I can get really hot peppers close to Zug (and not hugely expensive)
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Old 15.05.2020, 20:08
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Re: Missing my chilli heat ‘fix’

Turkish or Indian shops.
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I love spice and fortunately my large COOP was able to supply me with habenero chillis that I used in cooking and to make hot sauce. Seems like COVID is throttling supply and I’m left with very mild peppers. Does anyone know where I can get really hot peppers close to Zug (and not hugely expensive)
To order online

https://www.globus.ch/chili-habanero...12644005000393
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Old 15.05.2020, 20:21
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Re: Missing my chilli heat ‘fix’

This is my dealer. High quality stuff. Order online.

https://ruesstalchili.ch/chilisauce-aargau/chili-shop/
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Re: Missing my chilli heat ‘fix’

www.hotsaucen.ch
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Old 16.05.2020, 16:46
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Re: Missing my chilli heat ‘fix’

Thanks everyone. I'm actually looking for fresh if anyone knows.
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Re: Missing my chilli heat ‘fix’

TopCC Sihlbrugg perhaps.
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Re: Missing my chilli heat ‘fix’

Our big Coop in Zuerich used to have them too, but not recently. I haven't found them anywhere recently either. Maybe you could get seeds and grow some? I haven't looked for seeds yet though.
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Re: Missing my chilli heat ‘fix’

Barkat in Zürich Wiedikon usually has them.

Haven't been there in a while, though.
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Re: Missing my chilli heat ‘fix’

The Bettio at the Seedamm centre normally has them. Maybe the one in Wädenswil does too? I have 3 small ones ripe on one of my plants that you can have if you are desperate and prepared to travel. If you ask nicely I might even throw in the Bhut Jolakia that is about good to go.
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Old 16.05.2020, 22:54
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If you ask nicely I might even throw in the Bhut Jolakia that is about good to go.
Can I ask nicely?

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Old 17.05.2020, 07:30
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Re: Missing my chilli heat ‘fix’

Thanks so much eyebeebe, that is so kind of you, but not sustainable in the long run!!
I think that I am going to try grow some. I've seen that I can get seeds online. If successful I would be happy to share/trade different types with fellow 'hot heads'!
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Thanks so much eyebeebe, that is so kind of you, but not sustainable in the long run!!
I think that I am going to try grow some. I've seen that I can get seeds online. If successful I would be happy to share/trade different types with fellow 'hot heads'!

My capsacin gambiensae are growing well, and ready to be transferred outside.


So is the rainbow paprika, aji lemon drops, aji pineapple, and Hungarian waxy. In fact, the only thing not doing so well is the tepin (wild chili)...


The weather is great for growing. My offer for seeds still holds
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I think that I am going to try grow some. I've seen that I can get seeds online. If successful I would be happy to share/trade different types with fellow 'hot heads'!
We used to grow a few different varieties, but in recent years I've never been able to guarantee being in one place long or consistently enough to keep the plants watered. Some of them will even continue to flower and fruit through the winter if they're in a warm conservatory.

Been struggling here in France as well - supermarket items, sometimes labelled as paprika or peperoni, only occasionally have any heat, and it's not possible to tell unless you rip one open to taste it (which isn't encouraged). We have one asian (actually Korean) supplier close, but his supplies have been interrupted as well, although he's generally still had Scotch Bonnets, which one has to be careful with.

In lieu of that we do have a very good stock of dried Mexican chillis, and various ground ones too, so we're managing at interim.
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Old 17.05.2020, 14:25
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We used to grow a few different varieties, but in recent years I've never been able to guarantee being in one place long or consistently enough to keep the plants watered.

I grow habaneros in one of these homemade self-watering buckets, and never worry about not watering enough, or overwatering.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LWkg5ttOm5I

I just planted one out today, and it won't need any more water for 3-4 weeks. In mid-Summer, when it's hot and the plant is using lots of water, the reservoir gets filled maybe once a week but it'll go for 2 weeks before the soil dries out and the plant suffers.


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El Mais in Zurich, they ship too
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Re: Missing my chilli heat ‘fix’

Try Ram Asian Choice Store opposite Metalli on Metallstrasse in Zug.

https://ram-asian-choise.business.site
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I grow habaneros in one of these homemade self-watering buckets, and never worry about not watering enough, or overwatering.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LWkg5ttOm5I

I just planted one out today, and it won't need any more water for 3-4 weeks. In mid-Summer, when it's hot and the plant is using lots of water, the reservoir gets filled maybe once a week but it'll go for 2 weeks before the soil dries out and the plant suffers.
Veeery interesting idea, thank you!

Does the type of root make a difference? Some plants "dig deep" whereas others stay close-ish to the surface and spread out instead. Strawberries for instance won't go deeper than ~15cm (under ordinary circumstances), does such a deep container work for them, too?

I will definitely try this with some kitchen herbs.
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You want to travel from Ticino to Schwyz for 4 chilis?
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Veeery interesting idea, thank you!

Does the type of root make a difference? Some plants "dig deep" whereas others stay close-ish to the surface and spread out instead. Strawberries for instance won't go deeper than ~15cm (under ordinary circumstances), does such a deep container work for them, too?

I will definitely try this with some kitchen herbs.
I'm not sure about the type of root - i guess it depends on how deep the roots of a particular plant will grow, the soil depth, and how well the soil wicks moisture from the reservoir. Maybe they'd just grow down to where they like the soil moisture level, as it remains fairly constant.

I grow strawberries with this method, too. (though not in a bucket. I posted a general guide to building sub-irrigated planter boxes in the gardening thread a few days ago) The roots fill the soil completely, about 20 cm deep. I use potting soil and add about 20% extra perlite by volume (also for the peppers).

The bucket holds much more soil, maybe 35 cm deep. There are hydroton pellets on top as a mulch- they get nice and hot in the sun so I think the pepper will like it. I know this method works well for all peppers, and tomatoes grow well but some types can get watery/lose flavor. Last year i planted marigolds between the chilis and they went gangbusters.

It's possible to make a larger sub-irrigated planter out of stackable 'Rako' boxes- a tall one for the soil and a short one as a reservoir below. Then you can put the whole thing on wheels with one of these. Convenient for a terrace.
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