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#1 Caps

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Posted 13 September 2017 - 12:29 PM

Hello!!!
 
 
I bought some seeds from Carolina Reaper, after several months this is the result....
 
 
This Is Carolina Reaper ????
 
 
Can you help me identify?
 
 
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Posted 13 September 2017 - 12:59 PM

Definitely not a reaper..  :confused:  Where did you get the seeds?


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Posted 13 September 2017 - 01:03 PM

Clearly not a Reaper. It looks like some kind of annuum. Looks like it could be a Cayenne, or something like that.



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Posted 13 September 2017 - 01:21 PM

Looks very cayenne :tear:



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Posted 13 September 2017 - 01:22 PM

I got the same "reaper" as you Hahahah. It is indeed an annuum

 

got my seeds from aliexpress (I knew it wasn't reapers even before planting)

 

The pepper has a good  flavor though

 

mine has almost no heat at all. have you tasted yours?


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Posted 13 September 2017 - 01:22 PM

Hi... 

 

I bought the seeds on ebay  :confused: :neutral:  



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Posted 13 September 2017 - 02:46 PM

For sure a reaper, make sure to wait for it to turn red and only small nibbles  :rolleyes:


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Posted 13 September 2017 - 02:49 PM

Will make some nice pickled okra. :rofl:


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Posted 13 September 2017 - 02:55 PM

That's Carolina Reaper's cousin, Slim Reaper...


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Posted 13 September 2017 - 03:28 PM

Hi, i bought my from eBay,  

 

I still have not tasted it's still green, the photo is from today ...

 

 

I got the same "reaper" as you Hahahah. It is indeed an annuum

 

got my seeds from aliexpress (I knew it wasn't reapers even before planting)

 

The pepper has a good  flavor though

 

mine has almost no heat at all. have you tasted yours?

 



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Posted 13 September 2017 - 04:29 PM

got my seeds from aliexpress (I knew it wasn't reapers even before planting)

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I see their product ads in eBay & Amazon all the time, who's ordered these?> 200 seeds Giant Spices Spicy Red Chili Hot Pepper (You'll note the the three pix in the right hand column look nothing like the main pic.....HINT! HINT!)


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Posted 13 September 2017 - 04:31 PM

AliExpress = Alibaba = goods from China.


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Posted 13 September 2017 - 04:53 PM

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I see their product ads in eBay & Amazon all the time, who's ordered these?> 200 seeds Giant Spices Spicy Red Chili Hot Pepper (You'll note the the three pix in the right hand column look nothing like the main pic.....HINT! HINT!)

 

Unfortunately, there are a lot of people who know absolutelly nothing about plants and they will buy it.

 

y'know, I've got a lot of great stuff from aliexpress, even some cherry tomato seeds that produced really great fruits. and also things that has nothing to do with plants or gardening

 

but the world the way it is, it is not surprising for me people selling blue strawberries seeds, rainbow rose seeds and stuff and even reselling on ebay... disappointing but not surprising.



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Posted 13 September 2017 - 05:08 PM

Can someone put a photo of Carolina Reaper's seeds?

 

Thanks



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Posted 13 September 2017 - 05:09 PM

Welcome to the Forum! Not a reaper, but like the other guys said hopefully it's tasty.



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Posted 13 September 2017 - 05:24 PM

Can someone put a photo of Carolina Reaper's seeds?

 

Thanks

 

chinense/annuum pepper seeds are all identical in shape, thay only vary in size. you could put them in your mouth once received. (yeah I've done that)



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Posted 13 September 2017 - 06:35 PM

 
chinense/annuum pepper seeds are all identical in shape, thay only vary in size. you could put them in your mouth once received. (yeah I've done that)


I've done that too.

Anyway, it's hard to tell until you at least start seeing buds. Then that'll only tell you if it's annuum, Chinese, baccatum, or whatever else. Of course, you'd know right away with pubescens.

Best way to make sure you get the right seeds is to buy from a reputable vendor. There are tons right here on thp.

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Posted 13 September 2017 - 07:15 PM

I never thought they would fake this ....

 

I'll taste the seeds when I get home.

 

 



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Posted 13 September 2017 - 11:35 PM

I never thought they would fake this ....

 

I'll taste the seeds when I get home.

 

 

I once thought so as well.

 

a real reaper seed (or super hot in general) should be as hot as the pepper itself. so putting them on top of your tongue is a way to check



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Posted 13 September 2017 - 11:56 PM

I once thought so as well.
 
a real reaper seed (or super hot in general) should be as hot as the pepper itself. so putting them on top of your tongue is a way to check


I can't say that's been my experience. Seeds from hot peppers are hot, and you can tell the difference between jalapeño and reaper by the heat of the seeds for sure, but I don't think the heat even gets close to matching the heat of the pod.

However, the point of tasting the seeds beforehand could still be helpful, assuming that they aren't sterilized or whatever is done to commercial seeds. The hardware store seeds are tasteless.




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