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#541 Malarky

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Posted 26 September 2017 - 06:51 PM

Lookin good guys

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Posted 26 September 2017 - 09:15 PM

Congrats on the P. Dreadies Bicycle808! Here is a crappy late evening shot of my P. Dreadie plant. The pods are ripening much more orangish this Fall, instead of the yellow that I got in the higher Summer temos. It looks like I'll have a few more pods to munch on from this plant, this season.


All of my Dreadie/Mahalas ripened an orange-yellow. All year. I assume it's the cross, but is there an environmental effect on color?

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Posted 28 September 2017 - 08:48 AM

Here is a couple of handfuls of P. Dreadies I picked this morning. I'm looking forward to growing this variety next year, but starting it early, like the rest of my plants, instead of way late like I did this year. The flavor on these is very enjoyable.

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Posted 28 September 2017 - 09:33 AM

Really enjoying watching everyone's grow! Mine got beaten down early this spring from a few bad storms. Loaded now, just waiting on the yellow to mellow.

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Posted 30 September 2017 - 09:16 AM

Everyone's Dreadie pods look just amazing! Thanks so much for growing it, guys!

 

Here's a link to a video I made a couple days ago of my little Dreadie bed. I'm linking straight to its location on my iCloud share, rather than giving it to YouTube to down-res:

 

https://www.icloud.c...31-C8D97ED2D655



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Posted 01 October 2017 - 05:41 PM

Great video, Gary! Question: How do you get your Bonnet plants so tall?! Every Bonnet I've ever grown has been much shorter with same same bushy canopy. Do you purposely try to grow them "leggy" in the beginning of the season, so they're taller later on, or is that typically how the Dreadie grows?
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Posted 01 October 2017 - 07:26 PM

Here is another nice little evening picking from my P. Dreadie plant.

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Posted 03 October 2017 - 11:42 AM

Great video, Gary! Question: How do you get your Bonnet plants so tall?! Every Bonnet I've ever grown has been much shorter with same same bushy canopy. Do you purposely try to grow them "leggy" in the beginning of the season, so they're taller later on, or is that typically how the Dreadie grows?

 

Thanks Mike! The Papa Dreadie seems to just grow tall naturally. These plants are actually a bit shorter than my last year's Dreadies, which were in a shadier part of the yard...

 

The only thing I'm doing differently this year, besides planting out too late, is to keep the "sucker" branches clipped off (everything below the first fork), in the style of many of the European growers. It seems to force more of the plants' energy to the crown, thus creating a thicker canopy and more fruit set. I don't think that pruning has had much effect on the plants' height, though, as these plants are actually shorter than my last year's plants, which weren't pruned at all...



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Posted 03 October 2017 - 11:51 AM

I used every single PDreadie in this batch. Really nice, smooth heat, next year I think I'll tweak the flavor balance a tad....

 

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Posted 15 October 2017 - 09:08 AM

Beautiful pods.  I can see this pepper in one of my ground meat/potato recipe.  I didn't get any seeds when Gary was giving awaylast year.  I was too late posting.   Would it be possible now to grow for next year?  LMK  I have freshly harvested Texas Bird Pepper seed that I purchased from Monticello last year.  Let me know if anyone has seed.   Thanks

 

 

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Posted Yesterday, 09:46 AM

Hay Gary, I saved every single seed from those Dreadies, they weren't by chance open pollinated next to, say, a fatali or some such? I'd like to try again next year with these, hoping for a pure strain.

 

BTW, the Dreadie/Mahalas are one of the most successful plants I had this year. Every single pod ripened on the vine! I'm freezing them for posterity, and recipes down the line.


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