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#1519548 Peppersbymail vs. Pepperjoe

Posted by BlackFatalii on 20 January 2018 - 12:32 PM

I have ordered both seeds and pods from Peppers by Mail, and I have always been very happy with what I received. I absolutely recommend buying from PBM. 


I have never ordered anything from the other 2 sites, but if you check Pepper Joe's threads in the Vendor Vault, you will find that their customer feedback is a bit...mixed. Some complaints about seeds not growing true.


Incidentally, White Hot Peppers has Naga Viper seeds in stock now. That site is also run by a respected THP member. IMO, that would be a better option than getting them from Pepper Joe. 

#1518757 Chilidude season 2018

Posted by BlackFatalii on 17 January 2018 - 01:06 PM

Best of luck this season! You might consider growing some Pubescens varieties, like Rocotos and Manzanos. They are supposed be a good choice for cooler climates.

#1518436 Buying seeds

Posted by BlackFatalii on 16 January 2018 - 12:10 PM

I have had good results with all of these vendors:


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


Peppers by Mail: http://www.peppersby...category/seeds/


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


Buckeye: https://www.buckeyepepper.com/


Hippy Seed Co: https://thehippyseedcompany.com/


Refining Fire Chiles: http://store.myorgan...ds-C149695.aspx


Hopefully between the six of them you will find the varieties you are searching for. Good luck with your season!

#1517910 Bad peppers

Posted by BlackFatalii on 13 January 2018 - 10:26 PM

Trinidad Scorpion Butch T. My least favorite superhot pepper. The few that I have tried all had a very strong, perfume-like floral taste that I really didn't care for. I suppose they might be OK in a sauce or used in cooking where the floralness could be masked a bit, but not eaten fresh like I did.



Those ANTEP ACI DOLMA sound tasty anyone have a link to seeds? looked at the usual places none seems to carry them :tear:



Ford's is the only vendor that I have seen selling them, but he seems to be out of stock right now. Here is the link anyway: http://www.fordsfier...Antep-aci-dolma

#1516921 Tabasco?

Posted by BlackFatalii on 09 January 2018 - 03:54 AM

I don't know what that is, but it doesn't appear to be a Tabasco to me. The Tabascos I grew in 2016 had dark purple anthers on the flower and the peduncles were quite a bit longer than on the plant in your photos. The Tabasco pods had a less tapered appearance, and they didn't grow as close together as the pods in your first photo.

#1514575 Help!!! How to remove seed hull

Posted by BlackFatalii on 30 December 2017 - 09:44 PM

The method that I use is to first soften the seed case a bit with a couple drops of water, and then very carefully cut around the seam of the seed using small nail clippers. I have had good success with this method, but it is important to act quickly when helmet heads appear. If you wait too long, the cotyledons can wither inside the seed case. 


If you are having problems with helmet heads, try planting the seeds slightly deeper. An ounce of prevention and all that. 

#1514252 Caramel Carolina Reaper

Posted by BlackFatalii on 29 December 2017 - 01:41 AM

Yeah, it was mentioned on the "Hot Ones" YouTube show earlier today: https://www.youtube....h?v=G3Fc_eOkM8M It is apparently yet another of Ed Currie's unreleased peppers. It is supposed to be hotter than the standard Reaper.


If you wanted something obtainable that you can actually grow, Justin has a pretty evil looking caramel Reaper cross available on his site here: https://www.whitehot...el-reaper-cross



#1512543 The Chilli Pepper Company's NEW Dragon's Breath sauce and dried chillies

Posted by BlackFatalii on 20 December 2017 - 10:07 PM

The fact that they are so careless with their labels and packaging (grammatical errors, not listing all ingredients, and listing Bhut Jolokia on the packaging when it isn't actually in the sauce) makes me wonder if they are equally sloppy and careless when making the sauce itself. But the pepper itself seems interesting. And it also looks a lot bigger than the micro-pod we saw in the media a few months ago.  :lol:


#1509799 Signup for the 2018 mega seed train!

Posted by BlackFatalii on 08 December 2017 - 03:44 PM

The train is back on the tracks. It should arrive in Spokane on Monday.


Tracking: 9405803699300547325666

#1509796 2018 SEED TRAIN #2

Posted by BlackFatalii on 08 December 2017 - 03:34 PM

Is it really sweet like the bags of peppers you can buy at the store? At the risk of being shunned by everyone here, I love those little sweet bastards!



If you like those then you should try the Yellow Monkey Face. It has a similar sweet taste, and a pretty good burn for an annuum.  I can spare a few seeds (OP) if you want to grow them next season.

#1509654 What color is Pepper X ?

Posted by BlackFatalii on 07 December 2017 - 08:36 PM

Ok here is question... hasnt Last Dab Hot Sauce been around for awhile? Wasnt it made with reapers originally, way before Pepper X existed? That right there could explain the color change, maybe some people had the older sauce. 



No. The sauce first appeared on the show in July as far as I know. It wasn't sold to the public until September of this year. The early batches of the sauce were a mustard color, and current batches are coming out red. Pretty much the opposite of what you would expect if the early batches were made with Reapers and then later ones were made with Pepper X.

#1509638 Signup for the 2018 mega seed train!

Posted by BlackFatalii on 07 December 2017 - 07:42 PM

Train arrived safely. 

#1509516 What is the sweetest least floral of really hot pepper varieties?

Posted by BlackFatalii on 07 December 2017 - 08:53 AM


From what I interpret it's a question coming from a "what's really hot but not overly chinense tasting pepper" type angle. 



That is sort of how I read it as well. Basically, "what superhots have a good flavor with no floral taste". But I didn't interpret "floral" as meaning the distinctive chinense flavor, but rather that cloying, flowery taste that is like having women's perfume sprayed in your mouth. Not only certain chinenses, but some baccatums and even a few annuums I have tried had that quality to some degree.



#1509427 What is the sweetest least floral of really hot pepper varieties?

Posted by BlackFatalii on 06 December 2017 - 04:38 PM

The Yellow Brain Strain is a really good one if you like yellow chinenses. 


Nigel has a good review of it here: https://www.youtube....h?v=jaOpwkJqO_E

#1508885 What are these on my Reapers and Chocolate Bhutlah's

Posted by BlackFatalii on 04 December 2017 - 12:40 PM

     :sick: You aren't really a master gardener, are you?!




Yes, actually I am.  This is an experiment I am working on.



Two of my plants are infested with this brown sugar looking type substance.  Anyone know what they are?  Maybe aphids or mites?





A "master gardener" who doesn't know what aphids look like? Um, OK....