A few years ago, I grew two varieties in buckets:

1 - Pimenta de Neyde X Bhut Jolokia

2 - Yellow 7 Pot

The buckets were outside and literally right next to each other.

I collected seeds from around 70 different ripe PDN pods; each pod's seeds in a separately labeled Ziploc.

The Pimenta de Neyde X Bhut Jolokia is a Capsicum chinense x Capsicum annuum cross and the Yellow 7 Pot is a Capsicum chinense.

I'm going to grow out some of the PDN seeds next season and would welcome a cross. Given the varieties and the proximity of the grow, for each PDN x Bhut pod that I harvested, what are the odds that it came from a flower that was cross pollinated with a Yellow 7 Pot flower?

To be clear for the science, the PDN x Bhuts came from PDN x Bhut F7 seeds, but I'm assuming that it was stable by then and we can leave the "F" stuff out of the equation. Please correct me I am wrong.

I know it's hard to get a precise answer, but would like to get a cross and want to know how many PDN x Bhut seeds (from different pods) I need to grow out to get a realistic change of getting one. I lack the resources to grow out 70+ seeds, but would like to give it my best shot. I'll do my best to isolate whatever I grow out, to assure that I'm keeping that strain pure.

Thanks!

**Edited by dragon49, 05 December 2018 - 11:28 PM.**