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#961 Pepper-Guru

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Posted 10 April 2019 - 05:01 PM

Only possible one is to the right. Not really sure though! 


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Posted 10 April 2019 - 05:06 PM

Wow, that was my guess. I knew it wasn't the second one, too wrinkly and no tail, #1 looks like a small Fatale to me, so the two I had originally picked out are on the right. Could you have dropped two on me?


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Posted 10 April 2019 - 05:17 PM

Only possible one is to the right. Not really sure though! 


Another angle, a little closer.

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Posted 10 April 2019 - 10:06 PM

Another angle, a little closer.

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Posted 11 April 2019 - 01:44 PM

Here are some standouts to me at this stage. 

 

 

PdNxBMJ Bhuter White F7

 

 

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Mini Rocoto

 

 

 

 

 

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Cabai Burung Ungu

 

 

 

 

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Posted 19 April 2019 - 09:31 AM

My normal hardwood/live stock bedding compost guy is running a few weeks behind this year, but I have a buddy that runs an omri certified humus compost operation pretty locally. I checked out their row fields and like the inputs they use and their process very much. So...I sort of kind of received delivery on about 6 Cubic yards of the stuff today :) Can't wait to get my mix on soon. I have used it in my landscaping business before on important plantings and on sod installs and like it, so...we will see how the peppers like it this year. 

 

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Will report back when its soil mixing, irrigation laying, and planting time. Raining today. For now, here are the ladies as of this AM...

 

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Posted 19 April 2019 - 09:53 AM

Great stuff, Guru. Nice score on the compost for

your soil mixing. I didn't know you have a landscaping

business. How do you find time to work?


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Posted 19 April 2019 - 09:53 AM

Great stuff, Guru. Nice score on the compost for

your soil mixing. I didn't know you have a landscaping

business. How do you find time to work?


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Posted 19 April 2019 - 01:59 PM

Great stuff, Guru. Nice score on the compost for

your soil mixing. I didn't know you have a landscaping

business. How do you find time to work?

Thanks! I've managed to have a few different things that keep me going. When I'm not doing one, I'm doing the other. 

 

I started the landscaping thing around 4 1/2 years ago I guess. Mostly do soft/hardscape installs and keep a very small list of lawn service clients. I pick and choose the work. Currently owner/operator but would love to develop into working ON the business more so than IN it. Slow and steady wins the race I guess. 


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Posted 19 April 2019 - 02:05 PM

Great stuff, Guru. Nice score on the compost for
your soil mixing. I didn't know you have a landscaping
business. How do you find time to work?

He works? I mean other than this? I thought growing peppers and spreading pepper knowledge is his work.

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Posted 19 April 2019 - 03:11 PM

Here are some standouts to me at this stage. 
 
 
PdNxBMJ Bhuter White F7
 
 
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Mini Rocoto
 
 
 
 
 
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Cabai Burung Ungu
 
 
 
 
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Fantastic, Rich!!! Just amazing looking Rocoto! That PDN x BMJ is a beaut! I'll find your growlist around here, somewhere. Your plants look amazing! Great pics, as well. What's the parentage on your Cobra pepper? I'm gonna have to check out your fb group. I'm not on there, but my gf has an account.

Are you going to Trinidad/Tobago and surrounding areas THIS year, or was that a past travel? I'd LOVE to go there! Where the heat originates (for some). Woohoo! Great stuff! 👍🏻

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Just went back and checked dates. This year for Trinidad! I hope you find some terrific varieties!

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Posted 19 April 2019 - 08:12 PM

Fantastic, Rich!!! Just amazing looking Rocoto! That PDN x BMJ is a beaut! I'll find your growlist around here, somewhere. Your plants look amazing! Great pics, as well. What's the parentage on your Cobra pepper? I'm gonna have to check out your fb group. I'm not on there, but my gf has an account.

Are you going to Trinidad/Tobago and surrounding areas THIS year, or was that a past travel? I'd LOVE to go there! Where the heat originates (for some). Woohoo! Great stuff! 👍🏻

-Adam

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Just went back and checked dates. This year for Trinidad! I hope you find some terrific varieties!

 

Thanks dude! Really excited about that pdnxbmj, especially the bhuter white. Neat looking plants! 

 

So the Cobra or "Nai Miris" was gifted to me one morning during breakfast. The owner of the hostel we were in knew I enjoyed spicy as he could get it, so he threw that one on me. It was the ONLY Chinense I saw the entire trip! Here are some passed posts on it: 

 

 

 

 

I may order some decent uv material to recover the greenhouse frame! Haven't decided yet. 

 

I pulled a few shots from my trip to Sri Lanka. 

 

Basically, there are only THREE chili's in Sri Lanka. Trust me...I scoured the entire country. 

 

The most common is what they just call "chili". It is available at every market, grocery store, restaurant etc. 

 

Here it is. 

 

This one came with some shrimp biscuits being sold by people that approach the train windows as you stop at stations:

 

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Here are some at the main market in Kandy. 

 

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And even unripened green ones, generally used in breakfast curry. Seen here at a street side market in Ella. 

 

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A typical meal from a Sri Lankan roadside buffet:

 

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Then a very hard to find chili that the locals call "Cobra Chili". This one was presented to me in preparation for a breakfast meal at a hostel after showing the owner some of my pictures from past grows. These generally aren't eaten by the locals in dishes. Only certain uses for this. To me it closely resembles the famous Hoyt Saxton Pumpkin that I used to grow. The genetics of which have long since been lost...until now. Here it is unripe:

 

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Then there are also peppers that look very similar to a banana pepper. They ripen red. Unfortunately I'll have to dig deeper for a photo of that one. I sort of just picked it up off the ground after the market had cleared. 

 

Either way, all three will be featured ion my grow this year. Thought you guys would find that interesting. If you want to see more shots of the trip, I'd be happy to upload them. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here is something a buddy of mine put together of our most recent trip in Sri Lanka. 

 

 

 


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Posted 19 April 2019 - 08:31 PM

Guru,

A question. What has drawn you to srilanka to explore peppers instead of India which is right next door?

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Posted 19 April 2019 - 08:35 PM

Wow! What a great story! I'm in the middle of the video right now, but I wanted to ask how the Sri Lankan herb and coffee was? I could go for both right about now. :high: ☕️

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Posted 20 April 2019 - 09:40 AM

Guru,

A question. What has drawn you to srilanka to explore peppers instead of India which is right next door?

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Because no one ever goes there! India is great and will certainly be on the destination list, but everyone seems to forget about Sri Lanka. 

Wow! What a great story! I'm in the middle of the video right now, but I wanted to ask how the Sri Lankan herb and coffee was? I could go for both right about now. :high: ☕️

Herb was good! Definitely sativa dominant and had a up, almost slight mushroom high, similar to Thai. 

 

The coffee wasn't coffee, it was tea. They had the BEST tea in the world. Once at the top of the peak in Ella (hike), there was a man making lemon grass tea up at the top for like .25 cents a cup. The lemon grass was growing wild all over on the way up. We meandered through coffee and chili farms until reaching the trail up to Buddhas hand mountain range. Great views up there for a toke. 

 

Here are some other shots I took there:

 

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The tea farms as I rode on the famous train rail to Kandy!

 

 

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Posted 20 April 2019 - 11:14 AM

Beautiful pics, Rich!

 

Good on ya for getting your travel on while you are

young enough to enjoy it!  My wife and I have travelled

a lot, mostly in Europe, starting when our children were

really young. Best thing we ever did was get them into

traveling at a young age.  They are still into it!

 

I, on the other hand, am slowing down a little  :rofl:

 

Looking forward to seeing your Sri Lanka trio on

display this season!

 

Sounds like you have the right idea about the

business thing.


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Posted 21 April 2019 - 07:54 AM

If you're going back to Sri Lanka, I'd suggest scheduling your trips to not coincide with any Christian holy days...

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Posted 21 April 2019 - 08:40 AM

 
Thanks dude! Really excited about that pdnxbmj, especially the bhuter white. Neat looking plants! 
 
So the Cobra or "Nai Miris" was gifted to me one morning during breakfast. The owner of the hostel we were in knew I enjoyed spicy as he could get it, so he threw that one on me. It was the ONLY Chinense I saw the entire trip! Here are some passed posts on it: 
 
 
 
 
 
 

What did that Sri Lankan Dookie taste like? About 2 mins in
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I guess Bhuter asked about it already, but not the taste. I'm not really a fan of sativa, but that mushroom high I would surely enjoy. Lol

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Posted 22 April 2019 - 10:39 AM

What did that Sri Lankan Dookie taste like? About 2 mins in
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I guess Bhuter asked about it already, but not the taste. I'm not really a fan of sativa, but that mushroom high I would surely enjoy. Lol


I'm with you on the fungi effects🍄! I tend to be more of an indica guy, myself. Until the couch-lock is too much. Like somebody turned up the gravity. 😩🥵 Everything gets so difficult. Lol

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Posted 22 April 2019 - 03:28 PM

What did that Sri Lankan Dookie taste like? About 2 mins in
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I guess Bhuter asked about it already, but not the taste. I'm not really a fan of sativa, but that mushroom high I would surely enjoy. Lol

 

 

Very spicy, hashy almost. Not dense, airy stringy. Got some pics somewhere. I'll find em


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