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#1 NorthernJeff



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Posted 03 February 2017 - 12:33 PM

Hey pepper world... has anyone seen something like this before?


I just had a Carolina Reaper seed germinate with 3 cotyledons instead of the usual 2.  Maybe it's a lucky plant that's going to produce a lot of peppers LOL.



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Posted 03 February 2017 - 12:58 PM

its not that uncommon... its always kool to see still but does nothing for the plant good or bad...

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Posted 03 February 2017 - 03:03 PM

This is good. You get three main branches instead of two. It may grow more slowly, but you will end up with more peppers. I have read about it here. Unfortunately, my own plant died without producing peppers. It didn't get enough light and grew too tall and fell over.

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Posted 03 February 2017 - 04:45 PM

About 1 in 10 or so of the Chinenses in my experience. My own hybrids do it a lot. I have never noticed any advantage though, as they all look about the same a few weeks later when the true leaves take over.

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Posted 03 February 2017 - 10:46 PM

got about 1/2 dozen that way now ,  no real advantage 

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Posted 03 February 2017 - 11:12 PM

Weird enough -- I had one pop up in my seed tray with *no* cotyledons.  Not sure what happened with that.  It ended up forming leaves anyway, but it's (understandably) pretty far behind the others in its growth.

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Posted 04 February 2017 - 06:52 AM

From everything I've heard and witnessed first hand, tricots are generally no different to regular duocots once they start growing "real" leaves. I have heard that they will occassionally continue to grow branches in 3s instead of 2s though, which means slower growth but can, if conditions are right, give a higher end yeild.

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Posted 04 February 2017 - 11:59 AM

I had this happen with two of my seedlings last year (they were of the same variety) - one grew normally, the other was very spindly and the leaves were strange, very thin and weirdly shiny. Didn't get fruit from either as they were late starts, but they were interesting to watch grow nonetheless. 

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Posted 04 February 2017 - 12:08 PM

I have a lot of triples every year, but this is my first quad I think.



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Posted 07 February 2017 - 05:07 PM

 A quad from last year :




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Posted 07 February 2017 - 05:46 PM

I had a tricot bishops crown that was the fastest growing plant of the batch, not by that much, buy noticeably, though It may that I put it in a privileged spot or something. Then I had a 4 cots that grew slightly slower than the rest, it is basically a siamese twin plant, or two plants sharing a root stock. Its two years old now and there's nothing very special about it.

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Posted 23 February 2017 - 04:04 PM

I have 2 this year. Carolina Reaper and Chocolate Moruga Scorpion


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Posted 24 February 2017 - 04:05 AM

i grow 300 varieties this year.  one of my numex twilight has tri-cotyledon.


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Posted 28 February 2017 - 07:49 PM

Yep, an other one, real twin



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