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#1553530 KingLeerUK 2018 GLOG

Posted by BlackFatalii on 16 May 2018 - 02:26 PM

Welcome back and good luck with your grow! That is a pretty nice list there. Just FYI though, Aji Jobito, Aji Llaneron, Aji Margariteno, Aji Pepon, and the Aji Rositas are all milder chinenses, not baccatums. I got seeds for those from Lindberg and I was only able to get the Jobito, Margariteno and Rosita Red to germinate. But those three did well for me. 


As far as germinating old seeds, I think a lot depends on how well they were kept. I germinated some 3 year old CGN21500 seeds last year and had 7/8 pop right up. Then this year I tried with some 5 year old Peach Scorpion seeds I got off a seed train and only had about 1/12 pop. So it depends.


Who gets the 10 gallon pots? Well, that depends on what you like I guess. For me, I would give them to the Yellow Brain Strain and Brazilian Starfish for sure, and maybe the Aji Margariteno and Aji Rosita Rojo as well. But that is just because I really like the taste of all of those. YMMV.

#1553515 Fake Pepper X seeds missing

Posted by BlackFatalii on 16 May 2018 - 01:18 PM

I don't think the novelty surrounding the hottest pepper is a good thing at times, it tends to give novice growers stars in their eyes about having the worlds hottest in their garden. I don't think they even realize what they're growing or cared to research the genetics, flavour, etc. They only care that it's the hottest and it looks cool, not considering that it might be practically inedible to them.



You make a very valid point. But at the same time, if the Guinness title and the buzz surrounding it sparks more interest and gets more people into the hobby then it isn't all bad either. Let the current title holder serve to draw new growers in. It can be their "gateway" superhot, even if it really isn't a great variety for them to grow from a practical point of view. Once they discover the rest of the online community, they will have their eyes opened to all the different pepper varieties that exist, and they can start exploring the world of peppers from there.


As far as the secrecy and controversy surrounding both the Reaper and Pepper X making it look as if someone might have something to hide, well I have to agree. It does give that impression. It would be nice to have a Guinness title holder with a clear and certain lineage, free of all the smoke and mirrors. But for now at least, we have what we have...

#1553484 2017 Grow Log - 200 plants, 30 varieties

Posted by BlackFatalii on 16 May 2018 - 10:59 AM

Nice giveaway! Good job on the label design too. I would be interested in a bottle of the Overkill if the giveaway is still open.

#1553480 Fake Pepper X seeds missing

Posted by BlackFatalii on 16 May 2018 - 10:04 AM

Be careful what you wish for. If Pepper X actually does dethrone the Reaper, I expect that the "marketing and bullshit" will increase exponentially. The Reaper is old news at this point, but Pepper X taking the title would give Ed a new pepper to hype up.


But yeah, I agree that it would be nice if someone else got a turn at the top. Personally, I would love to see the CP115 take it. I haven't tried it myself, but based on the reviews I have seen it is certainly hot enough to be a contender. And after everything that Christopher Phillips has done for the community, it would be super cool to have one of his creations take the throne. 

#1551234 Mystery pepper

Posted by BlackFatalii on 05 May 2018 - 11:46 PM

The leaves, growth habit, flower, and the large calyx all look annuum to me. Multiple flowers per node is unexpected in an annuum but I have seen it before. I had a couple of "Super Serrano" plants that I got from a nursery last year that had multiple flowers on some nodes. 










#1550287 Most Anticipated Variety

Posted by BlackFatalii on 02 May 2018 - 12:12 AM

I have several crosses that I hope will produce something interesting. I am also looking forward to trying the Peach Moruga from Mojo peppers and the Brown Rocoto if I can get it to set pods this year. 


I am also really looking forward to a couple of old favorites, Yellow Brain Strain and the Brazilian Starfish. Because they are both such great tasting peppers.







#1550246 CGN 21500 - Why do some peppers have no name?

Posted by BlackFatalii on 01 May 2018 - 08:14 PM

I have wondered that myself. I just assumed that the ones with only an accession number were just not common enough to get a name that stuck. Or maybe people are finding it difficult to come up with original names for everything. "Purple Pumpkin", for instance, is already taken.  ;)



Do they ever get named or are we forever doomed to forget the codes they are given? It took me ages to get CGN 21500 to stick in my brain. 




Yes, many peppers have both names and accession numbers, Some even have multiple names and multiple accession numbers from different seed banks. 


Balloon, Pimenta Cambuci,Campane, Monks Cap, Chapeau de Farde, Peri Peri, Ubatuba Cambuci, Aji Flor, Christmas Bell, Orchid, and PI497974 are all alternate names for Bishop's Crown. Even better, some of them (like Peri Peri) are also names for different pepper varieties as well. How does your OCD like that?  :lol: 


As for CGN21500, maybe we should actually be thankful that it has just the one designation for us to remember.  :) 

#1549180 What's the hottest thing you're growing this year?

Posted by BlackFatalii on 27 April 2018 - 03:49 PM

Nagareaper and red Lava are probably the hottest varieties in my grow this year, but I actually chose them as much for their flavor as for their heat. The red Lava pods that I saved seeds from had a really nice fruity taste, and I hear that the Nagareapers can be very sweet.

#1548846 CLEO'S DRAGON

Posted by BlackFatalii on 25 April 2018 - 10:43 PM

I've been wondering how the Cheiro Roxa is. I think it's similar to CGN 21500. If so, that would be a tasty one. Great choice on that Cleo's. Interesting indeed.


To me, the Cheiro Roxa was noticeably hotter and a bit more tart than the CGN21500. 

#1547559 What's the sweetest chilli?

Posted by BlackFatalii on 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.

#1547446 What's the sweetest chilli?

Posted by BlackFatalii on 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.

#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/

#1545418 Hey everyone, I'm a newbie. I just got my very first super hot pods, is t...

Posted by BlackFatalii on 14 April 2018 - 07:21 PM



I just put them in the fridge, like any other produce. No special procedures or anything.


But I agree with Hawaiianero, the sooner you can use them, the better.

#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/