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#1547559 What's the sweetest chilli?

Posted by BlackFatalii on Yesterday, 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.

#1547446 What's the sweetest chilli?

Posted by BlackFatalii on Yesterday, 03:39 PM

+1 for Aji Fantasy and Sugar Rush.


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

#1545523 High Country Crow

Posted by BlackFatalii on 15 April 2018 - 06:56 AM



The Hippy Seed Company is an outstanding seed vendor in Australia: https://thehippyseedcompany.com/shop/

#1545357 Are these Ghost Peppers and Carolina Reapers?

Posted by BlackFatalii on 14 April 2018 - 02:33 PM

honestly my eyes see them as the same pepper 



Many people believe that is in fact the case. Hard to prove one way or the other.  But yes, they look basically identical and have essentially identical heat ratings from what I have seen. Mix a few of each together in a bowl and I very much doubt that I could discern which was which by their looks, heat or taste.

#1544101 It's been years, looking for seed

Posted by BlackFatalii on 09 April 2018 - 05:49 PM

Peppers by Mail (AJ Drew on THP) has those, and a bunch of other varieties too: http://www.peppersby...n-red-seeds-20/


If you are interested in young plants, Juanitos is selling Paper Lanterns as part of his "Flavorful Mix" here: http://thehotpepper....lants-for-sale/

#1544035 Sorry Guys Your Favorite Hot Sauce is Bad!!!

Posted by BlackFatalii on 09 April 2018 - 02:59 PM



Okay, so everyone is saying lucky dog. What's special about it in particular? 



Mhm, I can't deny the fruity sauces are really delicious! Blueberry based sauces are fing insane!




Lucky Dog focuses much more on flavor rather than heat. They are expertly crafted and well-balanced sauces. I favor his Black Label sauce myself.


If you want to try a fruit-based sauce that is still really versatile, I suggest Heartbreaking Dawns 1498 sauce. Trinidad Scorpion, Scotch Bonnet, apricot and blueberry based sauce. Nice fusion of sweet and savory notes. Medium heat. It is a tasty sauce that works well on many different foods. Or get the Cauterizer version if you like it hot. It is the same sauce as the 1498 but with more Scorpion peppers in it.

#1543941 New Dragon Breath Pepper?

Posted by BlackFatalii on 09 April 2018 - 09:52 AM

Seems the debate is over for the moment, based on the news I read at pepperhead:






"In Ed’s press release he states that his pepper is officially the hottest “unlike recent dubious ‘world’s hottest’ claims from other peppers”.


Oh, the irony...  :lol:

#1543335 Carolina Reaper Has the Record Again?

Posted by BlackFatalii on 07 April 2018 - 03:18 PM


Also interesting to note is the new new new new new origin story, including the Naga Viper. A chilli that has absolutely nothing in common with the Reaper, flavourwise.

Interestingly, all of the origin claims have been removed from the Guinness site just 4 days later. There is now a new date for the record: 11 August 2017, and a slightly higher number for it, 1.64 million SHU. I have to wonder why they would bother resubmitting the Reaper last year, when Pepper X was supposedly going to blow the old record away. Perhaps they weren't too confident about that after all.

#1542413 Carolina Reaper Has the Record Again?

Posted by BlackFatalii on 04 April 2018 - 12:17 AM


On the original topic, what about Naga Viper, Infinity 7 Pot and Trinidiad Moruga Scorpion? I thought they all came after the Butch -T? And, the Naga Viper wasn't around in 2003, was it? So how did Mr Currie spend 10 years working on a cross of it?


Have I been thinking wrong this whole time? Are these the real facts?


The Guinness line of succession is: Red Savina, Bhut Jolokia, Infinity, Naga Viper, Butch T, Reaper. The Moruga Scorpion never held the Guinness title, but was declared the hottest by CPI in 2012 after it tested just over 2 million SHU. 


And yes, I'm pretty sure the Naga Viper didn't even exist in 2003. My current theory is that Ed must have mastered time travel to pull that one off.  :lol:


It is an interesting coincidence how Ed's timeline-defying 4-way cross of Naga Viper x Hab (Naga Viper is itself a 3-way cross) just happened to produce a pepper that is virtually identical in every way to what Troy Primeaux's Naga Morich x 7 Pot cross produced. Just saying.


Ed Currie and "the real facts", ummm, yeah...

#1541497 Fake Pepper X seeds missing

Posted by BlackFatalii on 31 March 2018 - 12:42 PM

Ah, so he's referencing the naga viper claim and alluding to the fact that the situations are similar. 


I think he might actually have been referencing this statement on the Guinness site:


"His record-breaking Carolina Reaper - which is a cross between Sweet Habanero and Naga Viper chillies - took ten years to perfect."


Ed has made conflicting statements about the original cross in various interviews, including a claim that it was a cross between a red habanero and a "Pakistani Naga", but now we indeed seem to be back to the Naga Viper claim.


Funny thing is, the Reaper won the title in 2013. If it had taken "ten years to perfect", that would suggest that he did the original cross in 2003, which to my understanding was long before the Naga Viper even existed. So... time travel confirmed?  :rofl:

#1541339 Pepper duds?

Posted by BlackFatalii on 30 March 2018 - 10:55 PM

Hmmm, that is weird that it has no heat at all. Maybe just poor genetics then? 


At least it is not too late. Thai peppers are pretty readily available at nurseries and garden centers everywhere. You could pick up another plant from a different vendor, and still get a good harvest this season.


If you happen across any Orange Thai plants (the normal sized one, not the large pod variety) those have a pretty good kick for an annuum. Seemed hotter than the red to me.





#1541293 Fake Pepper X seeds missing

Posted by BlackFatalii on 30 March 2018 - 07:37 PM

Still says reaper. So I’m not sure what Smokin Ed is smoking.




The Reaper's record was removed from the Guinness site not long after Ed announced that Pepper X was challenging for the title. It has been gone for months.


The fact that they suddenly put the old record back up makes me wonder if maybe Pepper X just didn't live up to the hype.

#1539347 Growing peppers on two T5s

Posted by BlackFatalii on 21 March 2018 - 07:50 PM

Yes, I have had plants ripen pods under a pair of T5s. The plants will be smaller and less productive than they would be under better lighting, so don't expect too much from them under those conditions. I am thinking that naturally smaller plants, like the little dwarf annuum ornamentals, might give you the best results. With that being said, even superhots are possible:




The two pods on the right were both grown under a pair of 54W 6400k T5s. The pod on the left was grown under a pair of 32W 4100k T8s.The plants were grown Kratky-style in 2 liter bottles with Masterblend nutrients. 


Again, I would expect production to be low if you are just using one pair of T5s, and you might want to seriously consider adding more lighting as the plants grow larger. Still, you will likely be able to harvest at least a few pods using what you already have.

#1538476 Bahamian Goat vs MOA Scotch Bonnet

Posted by BlackFatalii on 17 March 2018 - 10:43 PM

Both of them are excellent. 


To me, they both have a Scotch Bonnet type of aroma and flavor, but the Bahamian Goat is a bit hotter and seems a little more citrusy tasting, while the MoA has a bit more of a tropical-fruity character. But they are both hot, fruity, and wonderful. They are two of the best peppers you could grow, IMO. I highly recommend growing both of them.





#1538363 Hello! Noob looking for Red Biquinho seed

Posted by BlackFatalii on 17 March 2018 - 03:10 PM


Thanks!  By chance, have you any experience with this seller?  They are still referring to the 2016 growing season on their site.....





Yep, Justin is one of my go-to seed vendors. He is also a THP member (jcw10tc), and has a stellar reputation here. His seeds are almost all open-pollinated unless otherwise noted, but they have great germ rates and seem to almost always grow true for me. Great customer service and very fair prices too. Check out his customer feedback in the Vendor Vault: http://thehotpepper....hitehotpeppers/


There is a "new for 2017" section on his site too... https://www.whitehot...pper-seeds/2017


Edit to add: I just realized that you were probably referring to the "Update on 2016 season" part of his site. Yeah, I don't know why that is so old, but you can check out his 2017 glog here if you are interested: http://thehotpepper....tc#entry1412283