I'll be interested to hear what you think of the Zavory, Amanda. I had some growing last year, but my wife was sick in the middle of the worst part of the drought last summer so my garden went unattended. I lost all my peppers except two Serranos.
I like heat, but I have outgrown my younger daredevil days of putting Dave's Insanity Sauce straight on wings, and other testosterone-driven nonsense. I generally max out at Serranos for my purposes right now. I like the flavor of Habs, but don't need all the heat. That's why the Zavory was really interesting to me.
I'll be sure to let you know. I've never tasted a Hab, but I'll have Myles do a comparison of both the Zavory and the Numex Suave out of curiosity. As for the heat seekers - he makes hot sauce out of a lot of these peppers. Last year, there was a variety produced but the top two heat levels were combos of ghost/habs/serranos and then a hab/serrano/jally. The ghost/hab/serrano blend doesn't even phase a couple of my crazy college friends. We weren't going to grow super-super hots (Ghost+) again this year, but my cousin gave me a handful of Reaper seeds at Christmas. So here we are. Haha.
In other news - my orders from Stark Brothers are coming today and tomorrow! Woot! I picked up 3 triple crown blackberries, 9 Heritage raspberries, a bit of rhubarb, and one of their tart cherry trees.
I finally ordered the bits I needed to expand the drip irrigation to everything (including the new blackcurrant bushes) and to run a permanent pipe from the house to the garden... so we will be livin' big this year.