Wasnt the 7 pot primo itself a cross from a naga and a 7 pot. Lol, the parientage is getting confusing as hell.
Troy Primeaux crossed the 7Pot SR with the Naga Morich and stabilized his cross for like 8+ generations. (Ed got seeds from Troy a few generations in....🤔🤔) There's nothing confusing about the "parentage" of the 7Primo....
The problems with the Reaper are:
-he's lying about the cross
-he's lying about having not seen a pepper with a tail before he "created" the Reaper
-it ain't stable
-it ain't that hot, on average
-it seems likely that he paid Guinness off, as there are many established cultivars that are known to be hotter
-he had almost certainly simply hijacked the Primo, and he's gotten famous and wealthy as a result of the these
-he has threatened litigation against hobbyist growers for trying to trade Reaper plants/seeds on social media
-he makes ppl sweat they won't sell any of the pods when they buy seeds from his site
-his videos and interviews are insulting to the intelligence of the viewers.
-the whole Pepper X fraud was an embarrassment to the industry, and it allowed him to take advantage of many chumps.
-it's impossible to discuss chiles with a casual spice enthusiast without them prattling on about Reaper madness, which kills the whole vibe.