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    Post #1 - April 4th, 2013, 9:59 pm
    Post #1 - April 4th, 2013, 9:59 pm Post #1 - April 4th, 2013, 9:59 pm
    I wish I could be of more assistance, but this post is more of a request---

    Do any of you know where I can but seedlings of some really hot peppers? I feel like I missed the boat on seeds and I want the best of the best. I can pay cash or find something worth trading.


    Matt
  • Post #2 - April 4th, 2013, 10:17 pm
    Post #2 - April 4th, 2013, 10:17 pm Post #2 - April 4th, 2013, 10:17 pm
    bierz wrote:I wish I could be of more assistance, but this post is more of a request---

    Do any of you know where I can but seedlings of some really hot peppers? I feel like I missed the boat on seeds and I want the best of the best. I can pay cash or find something worth trading.


    Matt

    In past years I've had good luck with seedlings from thechilewoman.com
    They're not cheap, but they're bred in Indiana, so at least the climate is similar to Chicago.
    What is patriotism, but the love of good things we ate in our childhood?
    -- Lin Yutang
  • Post #3 - April 4th, 2013, 10:23 pm
    Post #3 - April 4th, 2013, 10:23 pm Post #3 - April 4th, 2013, 10:23 pm
    Could you give us a geographic area to work with? If you're coming from Gurnee, I wouldn't want to recommend a place in Chicago Heights (I happen to love a place down there--Clarke's Garden Center--where I have found Bhut Jolokia and a few other good ones). I've had great luck at Green City Market (leaning shed has a lot of interesting pepper plants) and Gesthemane up in Andersonville if you're close to the city. If you prefer the burbs, let us know where and you'll likely get better recommendations.
    "Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit; wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad." Miles Kington
  • Post #4 - May 5th, 2013, 7:01 am
    Post #4 - May 5th, 2013, 7:01 am Post #4 - May 5th, 2013, 7:01 am
    Look here:
    http://www.chilepepperinstitute.org/content/files/2013%20Catalog%5B1%5D%281%29.pdf
    for the Trinidad Moruga Scorpion
    Capsicum Chinese,
    currently the hottest chile peppers
    in the world. (at over 1.3 million Scoville Heat Units)
    VERY limited supply of seed,
    Maximum number of packets per person is 5.
    $9.00

    For more "normal" chile plants- Joong Boo Korean Market on Kimbalsl- has plants of Korean Chile Pepper @ 2.99 each.
    :)
  • Post #5 - May 6th, 2013, 2:27 pm
    Post #5 - May 6th, 2013, 2:27 pm Post #5 - May 6th, 2013, 2:27 pm
    I appreciate the tips.

    I'm in Wicker Park so I'll definitely check out Green City Market this Saturday. Gethsemane is always worth a visit as well. Is it a bit too soon to expect to see seedlings out, or to plant them outside?
  • Post #6 - May 6th, 2013, 2:59 pm
    Post #6 - May 6th, 2013, 2:59 pm Post #6 - May 6th, 2013, 2:59 pm
    bierz wrote:I appreciate the tips.

    I'm in Wicker Park so I'll definitely check out Green City Market this Saturday. Gethsemane is always worth a visit as well. Is it a bit too soon to expect to see seedlings out, or to plant them outside?


    I saw a few at the Green City Market this past Saturday, but there will be a lot more later this month. I usually don't bother planting peppers until late May. I wouldn't bother buying the plan now unless there is a particular variety that you want and you fear it will be more difficult to find later.
  • Post #7 - June 21st, 2013, 1:53 pm
    Post #7 - June 21st, 2013, 1:53 pm Post #7 - June 21st, 2013, 1:53 pm
    I know this thread is old, but for future refrence, Meinke's on Touhy in Niles as ghoast peppers, hot indian peppers, and just about any other pepper you could ever want. Their selection of veggies is rediculous. Also, Fresh Farms International Market, one of the best groceries around, is right accross the street.
  • Post #8 - June 21st, 2013, 8:28 pm
    Post #8 - June 21st, 2013, 8:28 pm Post #8 - June 21st, 2013, 8:28 pm
    I made a stop at Milaeger's in Racine on the way home from Madison, and found an amazing assortment of chiles, including chiltepin plants, which I've *never* seen before. Great selection of super-hot chiles, including many colors of Habaneros, Fatallis, and Bhut Jolokias. Well worth the drive. It's the Abt of garden centers.
  • Post #9 - May 8th, 2017, 7:08 pm
    Post #9 - May 8th, 2017, 7:08 pm Post #9 - May 8th, 2017, 7:08 pm
    Giving this old thread a bump to note some hot pepper plants I noted this afternoon at Johnson's Farm Produce at the Hobart location.

    Three varieties in four-inch pots at $4.99 each. The Carolina Reapers were quite large in height and width with great looking foliage and probably near the upper bound for plant versus pot size to be in great condition. The Trinidad Scorpians were much smaller and also looked great. The Ghosts, on the other hand, were pretty small plants more on the order of plants commonly in cell packs.

    They had quite a range of peppers in cell packs at $1.99 (four plants) or $2.79 (six plants). Notable hot varieties were Habanero, Scotch Bonnet, Thai Hot and Tabasco.

    Johnson's Farm Produce
    8960 East Ridge Road
    Hobart, Indiana 46342
    (219) 962-1383
  • Post #10 - May 10th, 2017, 11:33 am
    Post #10 - May 10th, 2017, 11:33 am Post #10 - May 10th, 2017, 11:33 am
    I was glad to see a nice variety of superhots at Adams and Sons this weekend: Carolina Reaper, Chocolate Scorpion, and at least another I can't recall. That said, the past few years growing superhots has resulted in huge harvests of peppers I can't really eat. I donated most of last year's harvest to Rob at Butcher and Larder for his atomic sausages.

    That said, I'm on the look out this year for interesting peppers with minimal heat. Any recommendations? I'd like to find whatever the pepper is that's basically a heatless habanero.
  • Post #11 - May 10th, 2017, 2:13 pm
    Post #11 - May 10th, 2017, 2:13 pm Post #11 - May 10th, 2017, 2:13 pm
    Hoping the LTH can help. A friend is looking for Guajillo and Pisiua/Chiclaca pepper plants. He bought some years ago from Ron's Market (now Busy bee) in Steger.
  • Post #12 - May 11th, 2017, 9:28 pm
    Post #12 - May 11th, 2017, 9:28 pm Post #12 - May 11th, 2017, 9:28 pm
    Johnson had Guajillo peppers among the large variety they had.

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