Thanks for all the info you two. A great glog. I admire the group effort. Very cool! If down the line, you want me to pitch in on this experiment, count me in. I'd be glad to document, isolate and send back seeds and pods. Can't wait to see how this goes.
Could be great fun, Charles!
Yeah as Paul said we will be looking for a handful of growers both southern and northern hemisphere from here to keep the strain growing from f6 onwards towards 99.9% homozygous seeds at f9 and beyond ...
Well, y'all should definitely let us know after the end of the season...I, and I'm sure many other members, would love to grow some out. Seems like an interesting pepper
Absolutely, we'll keep posting info on this thread.
I have had great fun growing it out so far.
Here's hoping we have plenty of f6 seed to share in a few months time!
Paul has certainly put the time in with this ... If it wasn't for him I wouldn't have got anywhere near this stage now or maybe ever!!
It's been a fun project, Tristen, the least I can do for
all the awesome seed you have sent my way, brother.
+1 for a bountiful harvest. I'm thinking of growing the
two cutting plants in three gallon pots with an eye to
OW or at least prolong season for them in the greenhouse.
I'd also like to get an F6 going in late Fall for OW and earlier
Summer harvest from the first good F5 pods
Great info from both of you and a very interesting pepper indeed, when i see the f1 pod then the f2 that nice bright yellow my first thought was its reverted back to the original BMJ , now the later generations start purple and ripen to a cream color ? That's right, Sim. As I get time, I'll put up pics of the pods/plants through the seasons the beauty of pepper genetics , i like the sound of Trippas vision an nice dark green/purple plant with bright yellow elongated pointed pods... It could still happen, if Trippa still has some F2 seed to sow. Grow out enough and you might find a strain that stays yellow.
Be great to help out both of you and see the f6/f7 grown all over the globe ,same as what Gary did in the memory grow of the P.Dreadie select.
That's the scene we are hoping for, I think. It has been true
for a few generations, so my hopes are high, but who knows?
My hope is this thread can become sort of a permanent grow log
documenting the progress of the cross for at least a few
seasons. Gotta have something to look forward to
Here's a pic of the F1 and F2 plants in late summer, 2014.
Hard to see, but the longest branches on these are as tall at the Star Jasmine vine they are in front of:
These are large,robust plants. Longer branches at 5' or more.:
Edited by PaulG, 24 March 2017 - 04:37 PM.