An ex-boss will be in India and Thailand, a couple of weeks each place, and he feels he owes me (ha send someone several care packages that cost more to ship than what is in them and they feel a bit guilty, who knew?) So, I'm hoping I can get him to send me some pepper seeds.
He might find them packaged for sale, but I'm thinking dried, where he takes the seeds out.
Advice where to find them and what info to get? I'm thinking a picture of the pods, the name, if he can get it, where they are from, etc.
I doubt he'll be off the beaten path much. New Delhi for sure. Not sure where else.
I'm asking about the brand you'd bring home to cook yourself. Also, needs to be easily available in Oregon, please. Don't tell me about some special place in Chicago that makes their own and sells them only at the factory.
Thank you for you inputs.
I promise not to put spaghetti in them and then cook them, although they do look awesome that way.
Here is the why of the mixed baggie of peppers seeds. Seems every time I'm counting out seeds or bagging seeds which have finished drying, whatever, I find a seed or three on the floor. I can't say for sure which variety it came from, so they go into a little baggie. There are now 18 seeds in the baggie. I'm pretty sure there is a least one Carolina Reaper seed, 7 Pod White and who knows what else. Maybe three seeds of one variety, max - wait, I just remembered, I have some seeds where my dogs knocked them down from where I had them drying and I lost the label. Two different varieties there, so there will be more of those seeds when I add them to the mix. Oh, I have two dried pods in the kitchen window that I can't remember what they are so they will get added as well. Well, maybe I'll do a 2nd pack. Hmmm. I'll have to think about it with a shot of Bushmill's.
I'll even put in a few more seeds from different varieties to "bulk up" the baggie.
The details. Since I can't tell you what is in there, this should go to a newbie who wants to try an assortment and doesn't care that they can't get a name for the pepper. So a member here for less than 6 months with under 50 posts who can give me the best story as to why they should be the winner. Be creative. B.S might work for you.
I'll be the finally judge, but likes of posts will be taken into account. Arguments from other members in favor of a newbie, will be taken into account as well. If I end up with enough seeds to create a 2nd and or 3rd place, they will be awarded as well.
This is open to any member meeting the under 6 months less than 50 posts, regardless of where in the world they live. I'll mail for free, but I make no guarantees that they will get there.
Contest closes at 9 pm PST Sunday, January 11th 2015. I'll mail the seeds out on Tuesday, January 13th, 2015.
I hope this meets with your approval. If not, well, TUFF STUFF!
Mods, if I placed this in the wrong forum, please be kind and move it to the correct one. Thank you so much.
Finally, you are all champs. Give yourselfs a big hand!
I hope I got the cross spelled correctly. I just cut up 2 F1 pods to save the seed. I had a sneezing fit, my nose started running big time and my lips are burning (actually, a nice burn, not a horrible one.) I've cut up Bhutlahs, Carolina Reapers (a pound of them), Red Savina's (again, a pound of them) MOAs, Brainstrains, etc. I've never had this happen to me. I can't wait to grow the seeds out next year and see what I get.