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#1 uray

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Posted 06 August 2018 - 08:06 AM

recently I bought carolina reaper seeds from AliExpress

i think it turn out to be fake carolina reaper, but i don't know what kind of hot pepper is this?

 

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fruit age from flower is about 2 weeks on the photo

 

 


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Posted 06 August 2018 - 08:47 AM

:rolleyes:

i am sorry that you wasted your time growing a pepper you wanted to be a Reaper that is clearly not a reaper at all.

i hope in the future you will look toward the vendor vault here for reputable seed sales vendors 

alternatively join a seed train here, or find other members to do seed trades with. 

 

The good news is, you may have still grown tasty peppers  :)  however they are most certainly not reaper.

 

When growing new to me peppers, unexpected hybrids, etc.

I generally like to try them in multiple ripeness stages from; green all the way up till overripe and almost gonna go bad.

can generally get an idea how to use them best this way, also learn how long they keep after picking :) .

 

I think it's anyone's guess as to what pepper or hybrid you got.

Attempting to even 'name' it as a guess, could continue to lead to misinformation.

IMO, best to accept that; it is clearly 'not a reaper', and just enjoy the fruits of your labor, and try again next season.

 

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Posted 06 August 2018 - 07:37 PM

It looks, to me, to be similar to a Serenade, Padron or Jalapeño. I'd try frying it up in its green stage and then just eating it fresh or making poppers once it's red. Should taste pretty good, whatever it is, but that's 100% not even close to being a Reaper.



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Posted 08 August 2018 - 08:13 AM

The color of the light in the foto is distracting and will not help with pepper id.


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Posted 08 August 2018 - 08:30 AM

I bought some seeds last winter as well from ali...Just curious what the name of the vendor was?


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Posted 08 August 2018 - 09:52 AM

I bought some seeds last winter as well from ali...Just curious what the name of the vendor was?


this vendor

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from which vendor u bought? please inform me when the fruits are confirmed

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Posted 08 August 2018 - 11:09 AM

The color of the light in the foto is distracting and will not help with pepper id.

 

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Posted 08 August 2018 - 12:33 PM

this vendor

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from which vendor u bought? please inform me when the fruits are confirmed

 

Everything about that is shady as hell. 50 seeds for $1.39? Bonsai? DIY lol, and with free shipping. Not to mention that that image of Reapers was taken from someone else. Generally not a good practice to buy from random people (ebay, aliexpress...) even if they have good ratings, I believe. There's a high risk of getting a "cheaper" (Chinese reaper).



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Posted 08 August 2018 - 04:06 PM

 

Everything about that is shady as hell. 50 seeds for $1.39? Bonsai? DIY lol, and with free shipping. Not to mention that that image of Reapers was taken from someone else. Generally not a good practice to buy from random people (ebay, aliexpress...) even if they have good ratings, I believe. There's a high risk of getting a "cheaper" (Chinese reaper).

 

do you have any recommendation where to buy from on ebay or aliexpress ?



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Posted 08 August 2018 - 04:28 PM

 

do you have any recommendation where to buy from on ebay or aliexpress ?

 

No, but you can do a keyword search on http://thehotpepper....7-vendor-vault/

Or just choose one of the praised vendors on that sub-forum.



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Posted 08 August 2018 - 04:37 PM

I believe windsong-2 is highly regarded for eBay seeds

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Posted 10 August 2018 - 02:31 AM

Mate, I think many of us have had this issue of buying seeds and then they turn out to be something different.  Join the club!

 

What's worse, for me personally, is the care and time involved to getting to the first pods.  It is indeed quite dissapointing.

 

This is part reason why I now have my own web presence and (can I say it here?), sell seeds and powders.

 

As for pepper id, sorry I cannot help you either.

 

PM me and I'll send you somer reaper seeds, just postage costs to Indonesia if you like.

 

 


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Posted 10 August 2018 - 07:47 AM

 
do you have any recommendation where to buy from on ebay or aliexpress ?



Yes, I recommend buying from a vendor named "No One" on eBay. Also, No One on Amazon.

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Posted 10 August 2018 - 12:02 PM

I believe windsong-2 is highly regarded for eBay seeds

 

windsong-2 is the first  person I had bought seeds from and they all grew true


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Posted 10 August 2018 - 05:54 PM

 
windsong-2 is the first  person I had bought seeds from and they all grew true


thx, bought some from him




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