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#1568972 Aji Lemondrop x Burning Bush Habanero (Baccatum x Chinense)

Posted by BlackFatalii on Yesterday, 11:56 PM


#1568384 Aji Lemondrop x Burning Bush Habanero (Baccatum x Chinense)

Posted by BlackFatalii on 15 July 2018 - 11:19 PM

I found a study. A female Baccatum and a male Chinense dont work together. http://www.scielo.br...332015000300139


Baccatum x Chinense is possible. I have two different crosses of my own in F2 this year. I harvested 11 ripe pods from one of them just a couple of days ago.

#1567126 Limited heat mat real estate -- cardboard dividers for cups?

Posted by BlackFatalii on 10 July 2018 - 11:11 PM

 are peppers robust enough to sustain a bit of root damage on transplanting? 





Yes, pepper seedlings are quite resilient. I first try to gently untangle the roots, and that usually works for me. But if they are just too entangled to separate, I will use scissors to cut them apart. As long as each seedling gets its fair share of the root ball, they are almost always fine. So I wouldn't bother with cardboard dividers in the cups.

#1564241 Ghost pepper disappointment

Posted by BlackFatalii on 01 July 2018 - 01:41 AM

any recommendations for another super hot to try.



Sure. Maybe try a fresh red or chocolate Brain Strain. I expect that would do the trick.  :)


AJ Drew grows Brain Strains, so you might watch his site for when they are available. Shouldn't be long now: http://www.peppersby...r-sale-sampler/

#1563771 Your favorite pepper variety

Posted by BlackFatalii on 28 June 2018 - 09:14 PM

What, no Black Fatalii?


Haha, nope. Black Fatalii (PL) was the first pepper variety to sprout in my first grow. So it was my very first pepper plant, although the pods actually ripened to a mustard color and not black. It tasted alright, but to me the flavor was not as outstanding as the 4 that I listed.  :)

#1563751 Your favorite pepper variety

Posted by BlackFatalii on 28 June 2018 - 07:32 PM

Mild peppers and hot peppers are like apples and oranges to me. So I will name one mild, medium, hot, and superhot: Brazilian Starfish, Yellow Monkey Face, West Indies Red, Yellow Brain Strain. Main reason is that they are all great tasting peppers IMO. The last 3 can also put out pretty nice sized pods.

#1563251 Habanada

Posted by BlackFatalii on 26 June 2018 - 09:56 PM

I can't imagine it'll be all too long before we're lamenting the loss of classic & landrace strains, which we're trading for unstable levels of generic diversity...



I get what you are saying, but I really think everything will be OK. New, unstable crosses are being treated as their own thing, different from their parent varieties. The original varieties haven't been going away just because a lot of new crosses are being created. The original red Bhut has been used in many crosses: JPGS, Pink Tiger, Black Bhut, Yaki Blue, Chocolate Bhutlah, and the list goes on. And yet, pure red Bhut seeds are still readily available, because the crosses made with it are seen as their own unique varieties, separate and distinct both from their parents and from each other. The original red Cayenne can be found everywhere, despite Bonnie distributing their Dragon Cayenne variant far and wide, because they are two different varieties.


Don't get me wrong, I can understand why you are concerned about losing the original varieties. But when I look around, I just don't see that happening. It seems to me that new crosses are only adding to our possible grow options, and have not been bumping existing varieties off of the list.

#1559795 Most Trusted Online Seed Sources

Posted by BlackFatalii on 13 June 2018 - 12:38 PM

if you want the most trusted source of reaper seeds.... buy them straight from the creator puckerbutt pepper co



1. I have had mixed results with Puckerbutt's seeds in the past. Just saying.


2. Some would say that if you truly want to get those genetics direct from their creator, you should go here: https://www.primospe...pot-primo-seeds   :twisted:

#1559707 Most Trusted Online Seed Sources

Posted by BlackFatalii on 12 June 2018 - 11:30 PM

Here are some of the seed vendors that I trust, listed in no particular order. If you check the customer feedback in the Vendor Vault, you will find more good vendors. Doing that should also help answer your question about Pepper Joe. 



White Hot Peppers: https://www.whitehot...ll-pepper-seeds


Peppers by Mail: http://www.peppersbymail.com/


Pepperlover: https://pepperlover.com/


Hippy Seed Company: https://thehippyseed...illi-seeds-a-z/


Buckeye: https://www.buckeyep.../products/seeds


Midwest Chileheads: https://www.midwestchileheads.com/


You won't go wrong with any of these vendors, IMO. So take your pick.  :)

#1559270 Is this a Chinense or NOT?

Posted by BlackFatalii on 11 June 2018 - 03:51 AM



At lease chinense means its fruit will be very hot, right?



Most likely. Most chinenses produce hot peppers. Heatless and near-heatless chinense varieties do exist, but they are less common.

#1559267 Is this a Chinense or NOT?

Posted by BlackFatalii on 11 June 2018 - 03:32 AM

They look like capsicum chinense to me. Really no way to tell if they are Reapers or not at this stage, but they at least appear to be the right species.

#1559235 Different baccatum

Posted by BlackFatalii on 10 June 2018 - 11:34 PM

I have not seen a baccatum with purple leaves or variegated foliage. There is one that is said to have purple flowers http://chilipepperse...flower-baccatum and some that are multicolor (pods changing color as they ripen) such as the Bishop's Crown multicolor http://www.fordsfier...?search=bishops  and the Barra do Ribeiro https://www.whitehot...arra-do-ribeiro


Personally, I am a big fan of the Brazilian Starfish. It loads up with really unusual-looking pods that make the plant stand out in the garden. And the pods are sweet and delicious, too!

#1558184 thrips -- pest ID (small bugs, black spots on leaves)

Posted by BlackFatalii on 06 June 2018 - 01:15 AM

Looks like thrips to me. I did not have much success using neem against thrips. Pyrethrin worked better for me. 

#1557782 About my "carolina reaper plants"

Posted by BlackFatalii on 03 June 2018 - 11:51 PM

In the future, don't buy from aliexpress. Or ebay, or amazon. There may be some reputable people on those sites but for the most part, you'll end up disappointed.


This. Avoid disappointment by procuring your seeds from reliable sources. A good vendor in Europe is Semillas: https://www.semillas...p_en/index.html

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#1555905 Indoor Pepper Pods Vs Outdoor

Posted by BlackFatalii on 26 May 2018 - 05:44 PM

That has not been my experience. I grow both outdoors in pots and indoors under lights hydroponically. My indoor grown pods seem pretty much the same to me as the ones grown outdoors. They are certainly not small or misshapen. I think that as long as you are providing the plant with everything it needs, good lighting (this is very important indoors of course) and enough nutes, the pods should develop normally. Pictures of the pods would help, but if your pods look strange I would say there is a fair chance that the seeds could have been crossed. Also, sometimes the very first pods that a plant throws will look a bit off, but then later pods are fine. I don't know why that is, but I have had that happen with both outdoor and indoor plants, so growing indoors is not the cause.