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dennish

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#1467669 Making a new Chilli! Aji Bodysnatcher

Posted by dennish on 16 June 2017 - 10:02 AM

So time for an update... the F3 generation of Aji Bodysnatcher are well underway!  

 

I grew 6 plants in 1l pots, starting the seed at the beginning of January.  The plants are pretty vigourous and all had very similar habits initially...

 

Seedlings...

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Young plants...

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This is about as big as they get in 1l pots before being forced into early fruiting...

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Typical baccatum flowers

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I have now selected two with the desired phenotype for growing out in the greenhouse in bigger pots.  

 

The pod shapes are spot on and they seem even more productive than last year!  

 

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Have you ever seen branches so loaded!?  Can't wait till they ripen...

 

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#1467657 Making a new Chilli! Aji Bodysnatcher

Posted by dennish on 16 June 2017 - 09:49 AM

 

 

Hey Dennish, great work there! Sick looking pods. Could you share your method with us? I've been looking into growing just to cross, and breeding plants in 1l pots sounds perfect. What is your approach?

 

Sorry for the lack of reply b3rnd!  I missed this completely.  I've followed the excellent guide on Fatalii.net  generally and had good success.

 

I find that using 1l pots forces early fruiting and allows me to grow a larger sample of plants to determine pod shapes before I select the ones I like for growing out in bigger pots.  This has also allowed me to do two generations in the same calendar year in the UK!




#1466656 Dennish 2017 - It's Chilli in Yorkshire

Posted by dennish on 14 June 2017 - 02:44 AM

Despite the plants looking happy, I'm battling some kind of primordial slime / iron bacteria at the moment but so far the plants seem unaffected, think I've had a contaminated batch of B&Q compost  :evil: I've had to clean all the affected res's and wicks and am crossing my fingers I've somehow contained it at this point.  I think it is iron bacteria present in the soil which is causing rust like deposits, rusty mold like growth blooming on the wicks and res walls and slime clumps in the res water... the stuff of nightmares!  Any ideas on what this is and how to tackle it would be greatly appreciated?!
 
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Meanwhile, in happier news this year's new cross has revealed its colour, one of the early small pods has ripened... 
 
Yorkshire Barghest F1 (Trinidad Scorpion CARDI x Bhut Orange Copenhagen) is a really vivid orange, similar if not deeper orange than BOC! Can't wait to see the big boys ripen up and try one! The mature pods are like massive drop shaped Nagas with Scorpion stingers, hoping they are nice and hot.
 
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And this little fellow is Dragon's Breath looking forward to seeing what he brings
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#1465668 LAND OF THE GIANTS 2017 - Biggest Bonnet Competition

Posted by dennish on 11 June 2017 - 03:15 AM

Here's my entry of the biggest pod my only MOA Bonnet plant produced.
 
Weighed in at 19 grams.
 
Girth measured in at 148mm.
 
Please let me know if I haven't met the required rules for measurements before I eat this pod.
 
Best of luck to all who enter.
 
SR.


Nice pod Shorerider well done! Photos spot on, I make that a score of 33.8... I'll post up a leader board soon [emoji3]


#1465518 Growdown Throwdown 2017 Aji Lemon Drop!

Posted by dennish on 10 June 2017 - 01:33 PM

Here's my plant... difficult to get a good pic due to the position.  As always space is tight, but it's been treated to a corner position in the GH and a large wick fed self watering pot.  I've introduced feed today and the plant is taking off big time and podding like a machine to boot.  I stripped off all the mature pods to allow for continued focus on growth.

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152g (+ existing of 23g) makes total of 175g for me so far... 

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#1465465 Dennish 2017 - It's Chilli in Yorkshire

Posted by dennish on 10 June 2017 - 09:19 AM

Added support trellis for my Aji Bodysnatcher, branches were seriously sagging under the weight of pods on both plants... everything else zipping along in the GH. I've just added the first feed for most of the plants, about a month after plant out.8137c84336994171690d5f3e46d8fc8f.jpg

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#1465266 Growdown Throwdown 2017 Aji Lemon Drop!

Posted by dennish on 09 June 2017 - 11:20 AM

Wow some sweet looking pods and plants... is there going to be a running total of scores?


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#1465263 Coolest Ripening Pics...

Posted by dennish on 09 June 2017 - 11:10 AM

looking good dennis, you'll have to save a pod for me to try.


Sure Gary, sent you a message via FB... send me your address and I'll get a nice one sent out to you next week.


#1465260 Coolest Ripening Pics...

Posted by dennish on 09 June 2017 - 10:50 AM

I've had a good one today...

 

Trinidad Scorpion CARDI... Jammin'

 

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#1465186 Dennish 2017 - It's Chilli in Yorkshire

Posted by dennish on 09 June 2017 - 12:14 AM

Small picking from my 6 year old veteran Trinidad Scorpion CARDI this morning!

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#1464471 LAND OF THE GIANTS 2017 - Biggest Bonnet Competition

Posted by dennish on 06 June 2017 - 05:06 PM

Excellent plant Dennis ... the air pruning pot should really push the plant along ... is this your challenge contender or have you others in the wings


Cheers John, this is my one and only plant... all MOA eggs in one basket, or should that be AirPot! [emoji3]


#1464287 LAND OF THE GIANTS 2017 - Biggest Bonnet Competition

Posted by dennish on 06 June 2017 - 05:35 AM

Here's my plant in a 15l AirPot, slowly turning into a monster... lots of little pods forming now too.

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#1463990 Dennish 2017 - It's Chilli in Yorkshire

Posted by dennish on 05 June 2017 - 01:44 PM

Greenhouse will be too full to walk into soon, Dennis!  

 

Summer looks like it finally found its way to your door!

Have fun, buddy!

Thanks Paul, although a miserable wet and windy day today and the same for the week ahead.

 

Oh yes, beautiful plants. I can see you crawling to get to pods. I hope, I have the same problem.

Congrats on the Body Snatcher pheno.

Still can't get over the 6 season TS CARDI. A very good looking plant.

What size pot is she in?

Cheers Chuck!  The TS CARDI is only in a 6l pot this year, as I'm keeping it inside like a pampered old pet!

 

Nice stuff!

I was waiting to see what was up with the Aji Bodysnatcher. Looks like everything's going as planned. Good luck!

 

Thanks!  Yes, hopefully the heat and taste will be as expected too.  Hoping to grow the F4 generation this year too.

 

 

You're killing it Dennis!

 

Some badass pods taking shape :onfire:

 

Thanks Scott, appreciate the kind words!




#1462684 Dennish 2017 - It's Chilli in Yorkshire

Posted by dennish on 02 June 2017 - 05:11 AM

Good growth on all fronts in the GH over the last week, plants really taking off now!
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Really pleased with the two Aji Bodysnatcher F3 plants I selected, pods maturing into the distinctive shapes I am looking for.  Still lots of variation at F3, only 2 of the 6 plants I grew had the pod shape I am looking for.  And what is really pleasing, is the 2nd wave pods have the cool spikes I saw at the same stage on the F1 pods!
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Yorkshire Barghest F1 pods, big mean looking deeply lobed, drop shaped pods with stingers... wonder what colour they will turn out and what heat level they will be?
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6 year old TS CARDI ripening the first wave of pods now, this plant really is a storm trooper!
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Some off pheno Bodysnatcher which seem to have regressed to Aji White Fantasy type pods... waste not, want not! 
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Finally container veg plot starting to take shape too :-)
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#1462683 Dennish 2017 - It's Chilli in Yorkshire

Posted by dennish on 02 June 2017 - 05:11 AM

Chili plants look good, Dennis.

That garden looks well taken care of. Nice pics of the flowers.

 

Thanks Chuck, appreciate the comments my friend!

 

 

 

Ok, i use the 10 litre ones in my short season.

 

I'm sure 10l would be spot on too, I use mainly 6l, 11l and a small number of bigger pots as space allows.

 

Looks great, Dennis.  I'm doing an experiment with the

smaller pots, too.  Am growing 5 Aji Amarillo in #2 pots,

and three annuums in #3 pots with the idea that they

can be moved easily into the greenhouse to extend

the season in the Fall.  Thinking about converting some

of my big containers to veggies next garden season.

 

Sounds sensible Paul.  If you have infinite resources - time, space, heat - you'd grow in the biggest pots possible, but the real world isn't like that, especially here in the UK.