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#1 muzzlefump

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Posted 08 February 2017 - 11:56 AM

I have been growing a wide variety of peppers using the same process for awhile now with very good success

 

Germinate in zip locks 

babies in ebb and flow tables

adults in aero misters

 

I can get all peppers to grow and produce good fruits in this setup except for Carolina Reapers, and I cant even get one started germinating. I'd say i've gone through 40+ seeds from the big names out there with no luck. I'm starting to believe that my problem is with the supply of seeds and not the methods.

 

I'm looking for a little help in finding quality seeds and any tips on getting them to germinate

 

I've tried to germinate in rock wool, soil, starter cubes, bags on fridge, bags on heat mat, just about everything other than sitting on them

 

Any help would be wonderful, now it's become a quest I need to finish



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Posted 08 February 2017 - 12:34 PM

My reapers from Butch T are sprouting, its only been 8 days. Germing in seed mix at 83f, no pre-soak. I have some from The Hippy Seed Company also. Haven't seen any from those yet, but it's early still.

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Posted 08 February 2017 - 01:23 PM

Do you have a link to their location? Searching only reveals links to the pepper.



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Posted 08 February 2017 - 01:31 PM

 I have noticed that germinating reaper seeds seems to take a little longer than other varieties, but never had any issues.  I have heard that the hotter the pepper, the longer it takes to germinate, but that is not always the case.  96strat has great seeds for sale and I always have nearly 100% germination rate, hit him up on here.  Good luck!



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Posted 08 February 2017 - 02:23 PM

Do you have a link to their location? Searching only reveals links to the pepper.

 

https://butch-t-seeds.myshopify.com/      Click on Catalog to see what he offers, only 8 varieties. 

 

https://thehippyseedcompany.com/        Click on "Seeds A-Z"   from the drop down to see all, or you can search or slect by different tags on the right side of the page once you get into the list. 


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Posted 08 February 2017 - 02:25 PM

never have problems with mine   Germing .  But yes hit up 96STRAT      :party:



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Posted 08 February 2017 - 11:37 PM

none of my 5 reaper seeds from Jim Duffy (refining fire chiles) have sprouted. its been almost 2 monthes. I think they are just super touchy. 

im curious to see what comes of this. 



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Posted 09 February 2017 - 05:33 AM

I'm watching also.
Have seeds from some vendor here but no luck and seeds from a HP mamber and now on ~65% sprout.
 



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Posted 09 February 2017 - 09:58 AM

you need 86 degree F air temperature, 50% soil moisture.

presoak seed in dilution of vitamin B1 + Seaweed extract(Ascophyllum nodosum) will help your seedling grow faster, stronger, ... blah blah blah

 



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Posted 09 February 2017 - 10:00 AM

you need 86 degree F air temperature, 50% soil moisture.
presoak seed in dilution of vitamin B1 + Seaweed extract(Ascophyllum nodosum) will help your seedling grow faster, stronger, ... blah blah blah
 

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Posted 09 February 2017 - 09:08 PM

:rofl:

I got my reaper seeds from PepperJoe.com last year. 100% germination within a week.  :P  



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Posted 17 February 2017 - 12:09 AM

Total newbie but I'll chime in anyway. Started my seeds in an Aerogarden Bounty with the seed starter last Tuesday. I have 5 pods for Reapers with 2 seeds in each. One sprouted today (missed the birth) and, looking down into the holes there is growth in each. Seeds were from pepperlover at the end of last year, as are all the varieties in this Aerogarden batch. I initially tried the wet paper towel/zip lock after I purchased them, same temperature in the house (though, admittedly, the LED gives off a little heat) and I got zero growth. Probably just a newbie mistake but my yellow ghosts in the paper towel had a 70% germination rate.




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