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In Topic: Hybrids

22 April 2018 - 11:37 AM

I generally just pollinate the F1 with itself. I wouldn't worry about the "inbreeding" thing. Self-pollinating a pepper plant is a typical method when you want isolated ("pure") seeds.


Crossing it with an original parent is a technique called "backcrossing". It is supposed to help stabilize the cross faster, but of course you are also increasing the genetic contribution of whichever parent you backcross it with.

In Topic: Hybrids

22 April 2018 - 11:10 AM

I am currently working on several of my own crosses. It is not difficult to do the initial cross, provided that the plants are the same species or are from genetically compatible species. The time consuming part is growing them out for multiple generations to stabilize them while selecting for the traits that you want to keep. See, in the first generation, you will see the traits of the dominant genes, but the recessive traits will start popping up in subsequent generations and your results can start to look more random. So you can see different heat levels, shapes and colors of pods from different plants of the same generation from the same original cross. Check out the thread on D3's crossing project and you will see what I am talking about: http://thehotpepper....ty-grow/page-59


I have not crossed the specific varieties that you are asking about, but since Ghost and Habs belong to the Capsicum Chinense species, and Thai and Bells are Capsicum Annuum, any one of the four should cross fairly easily with any other.


There is a simple guide on how to cross peppers here: https://www.fatalii....eppers/breeding


At the bottom of the page there is a chart that tells you which species are compatible with each other. Good luck!



In Topic: What's the sweetest chilli?

21 April 2018 - 08:50 PM

They never say what variety they are but they come in bags like this. I have no idea what they are. Pretty much every grocery store sells them.


The Yellow Monkey Face actually reminds me a bit of those bagged sweet peppers, but with a pretty respectable, medium burn added in. YMF is like the pepper that they could have been, if they hadn't been neutered.  ;)




Not a formal name at all, but I consider aji habaneros (a baccatum) to be a "snacking pepper." Meaning that, while I'm watering and otherwise tending to my plants when there are ripe aji habaneros to be had, I tend to pull and eat them as I work. It's a shame, really.... then I never have enough to do other stuff with, like candy them. On the other hand, I just can't resist! Somehow, aji habaneros remind me of the flavor of oranges. 



Oh, I had forgotten about Aji Habanero. I completely agree, it is a really good one to enjoy fresh off the plant. The flavor makes me think of apricots.

In Topic: What's the sweetest chilli?

21 April 2018 - 03:39 PM

+1 for Aji Fantasy and Sugar Rush.


Brazilian Starfish and Yellow Monkey Face are very sweet and tasty varieties as well.

In Topic: Fake Pepper X seeds missing

21 April 2018 - 02:29 PM

Fake Pepper X seeds may be missing, but the price gouging on the Pepper X sauce has started: https://www.ebay.com...5.c100005.m1851


$99 for a 5 oz bottle of hot sauce. And he has actually sold 122 bottles of it. I guess the marketing hype is working.