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Guitarman

Member Since 01 Nov 2014
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In Topic: Yellow Scotch Bonnets

08 June 2018 - 05:50 PM


Debunking the debate on the Semillas' TFM, I talked to Mr.Allen Boatman, who supplied Dr.Merle with the seeds.
Those were two different types:

TFM: Trenton Farmers Market

TJSB: True Jamaican Scotch Bonnet (true form)

I don't know if they got crossed, mislabeled or what, but Allen told me thate the ones on Semillas site resemble more the TJSB.

Edit: Peter told me he is working to have Trenton Farmers Market on sale as well

In Topic: Yellow Scotch Bonnets

31 May 2018 - 12:59 PM

 
I´ve seen some folks claim that TFM stands for ¨true form.¨  Which is undeniably stupid, if true....but i don´t think it is true at all.  Semillas.de´s site calls the TFMs ¨true form,¨ and i´ve seen it repeated on some forums/FB.... most ppl seem to believe the Trenton Farmers Market story.
 
Which does make a lot of sense, as the Trenton market refers to itself as the TFM for short, and the guys from Sandy Acres Farms in nearby East Windsor, NJ have been selling bushels of awesome yellow and unripe green Bonnets from their table at the TFM for many years.  Sadly, in 2017, they lost their whole initial crop and brothermang had to order new seedstock....  Good news is, the pods they grew in 2017 were pretty rad.  Typically, Bonnets have 3 chambers to a pod, sometimes 4....  most of the pods i got from the market last year had 4 chambers, and many had 5!  They were also a little more warty/spiky than they were in previous years.
 
Long story short: i feel confident that it stands for Trenton Farmer´s Market because i´ve been there, bought pods, saved seeds, and chatted with the employees and even the head honcho.  Maybe, at some point, i´ll muster the courage to ask him whether or not he knows his bonnets are internet-famous on an international level, and see where that discussion takes me.
 
Maybe we ought to be referring to them as ¨SAF Scotch Bonnets,¨ but TFM is so well established...spamus, ppl´d get confused between that and Safi Reds.


What I don't get is:

Semillas' strain is in fact Trenton Farmers Market or a different one?

Btw, if anyone has ISO seeds for Trenton Farmers Market or Papa Dreadie I'm in for purchase or trade

In Topic: Yellow Scotch Bonnets

31 May 2018 - 12:44 PM

Anybody tried Papa Joe's?

In Topic: need recomendations on super hot peppers to grow

22 May 2018 - 02:48 PM

As long as some will say that some superhots are faster than others, truth is that all Chinense take forever to grow.
Baccatum too, and Pubescens even worse.
Just start your seeds earlier, take advantage of indoor growing as much as you can, and pick the superhots you like!

In Topic: Sukari seeds wanted

13 April 2018 - 03:50 PM

How did you get them shipped to US if the company only ships to Scandinavian countries? I'd like to grow them too, I think Wicked Mike has it on his list as well.