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#1 Adrock314

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Posted 20 September 2016 - 03:18 PM

Hey gang, I've been lurking for a while and finally registered because I'm not sure what I've got here. I obtained some seeds from a friend that were from his harvest of Ghost, Scorpion, and Reaper chilis. He gave me a small container that contained likely a mixture of all 3. I got them a little late in the season and out of laziness directly sowed 4 of them into a single pots without high hopes of them ever germinating. I finally got a nice sprout that grew into a decent little plant. Before it ever germinated I had Habanero, Sandia, Sante Fe, Golden Cayenne, and Havasu (all that I grew from seedlings) growing nearby. 

 

Based on the mystery pepper's appearance I ruled out Scorpion and Reapers and just assumed they were Ghosts, but the skin is without the rough dimply skin I was expecting. Is it safe to assume I have some cross pollination going on here? Any feedback is appreciated!

 

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Posted 20 September 2016 - 04:07 PM

My guess would be Habalokia. Which is a Bhut x Habanero cross
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Posted 20 September 2016 - 04:33 PM

I see more Jalapeno than habanero in it, the leaves also dont look like a typical c.chinense they look more like an annum , hows it taste?


Edited by WickedMojo, 20 September 2016 - 04:38 PM.

Seriously though, that is impressive! ...even with its lack of thickness.................


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Posted 20 September 2016 - 05:26 PM

Cant be jalapeno. Im growing the Jalapeno x Bhut and it looks nothing like these pics.
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Posted 20 September 2016 - 05:27 PM

Haven't tasted yet, they turned red seemingly overnight a day or two ago. Ill probably pick a couple in the next few days, but I'll report back with the results...this is the first time I've grown anything hotter than habs so I'm sure they will be plenty hot enough for me.



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Posted 20 September 2016 - 05:31 PM

Cant be jalapeno. Im growing the Jalapeno x Bhut and it looks nothing like these pics.

well those leaves are not from a c.chinense so that rules out hab or ghost, whatever its crossed with is c.annum dominant, pods may sometimes look deceptive, but leaves dont lie


Edited by WickedMojo, 20 September 2016 - 05:35 PM.

Seriously though, that is impressive! ...even with its lack of thickness.................


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Posted 20 September 2016 - 07:05 PM

Cant be jalapeno. Im growing the Jalapeno x Bhut and it looks nothing like these pics.

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Heres a freshly picked Bhut x Jalapeño for reference. Not trying to say you're wrong or start an arguement. I prefer to go by pod appearence rather than leaves. Just me though

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Posted 21 September 2016 - 10:36 PM

Picked one this evening to give it a try...

 

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Despite the bright red color this one seemed a little under ripe when I opened it up. The seeds didn't appear as dry or rigid as in a fully developed pepper. The initial tip of the tongue touch told me that it was gonna be rocket fuel, but after eating a decent sliver I was a little let down. Definitely hot but not really anything crazy...maybe a little more potent than a habanero. Had a nice fruity, mild sweetness before the heat kicked in. I went back in for more but this time made sure I had a slice with the membrane intact and immediately I realized the full potency....hiccups and running nose followed shortly thereafter. So whatever these guys are they are pretty damn hot, much more so than the aforementioned habanero. I'm pleased with what I've got here...will probably end up in some fresh salsas and my 1st attempt at a fermented sauce. Thanks for the earlier feedback.







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