Hi FYI I had an email from George at GT over the weekend, I hope to speak with him today... I'll keep you posted but hopefully close to getting this sorted! Apologies once again for the delay in hooking you up with prizes
The selected F3 generation plants grew really strongly in the back end of last season, achieving close to uniform pod shapes. I saw a higher percentage of the plants I grew with desirable pod shape (50%). The heat and taste profile was maintained from previous generations too.
I selected the best pods and sowed F4 seed late July 2017. As per previous generations, I grew out 6 plants which have now been whittled down to 3 based on plant form and initial pod shapes. All are sporting pods now which I am waiting to fully develop and ripen to allow for harvesting of F5 seed for immediate sowing.
My ambition, all going to plan, is to have a large amount of good F5 pods to select for F6 seed which will allow me to release the variety in a close the stabilised state. Overall, it's been really hard work year round growing but I'm really excited about the potential here and hopefully when others get chance to grow them, they will agree I've created something unique and worthwhile!
Hi all, I've trawled the threads and hope I've captured all the entries correctly.
Please check and verify your entries are correct and I haven't missed anything. Congratulations to all entering, after I've allowed time for checking of entries (a week or so seems reasonable) I'll confirm winners and PM for details of prizes etc...
I don't think the winner of the team comp is in dispute (*cough cough*), well done Team THP on your resounding victory!
I really like the choop , always very productive and attractive plant .
Mine is nice and hot with a distinctive chinense aroma . How do you use yours?
That is exactly as I'd describe mine Karoo! Besides eating them whole and wishing I paid the tiny pods more respect afterwards, I've pickled mine in a slightly sweet spiced white whine vinegar this year... can't wait to try them!
Aji White Fantasy and Aji Fantasy... beautiful big, crunchy pods.
Rocoto Rio Huallaga grown initially in greenhouse then moved outside end of June, has been podding well all summer and seems in its element in the cooler autumn temps... well over 2m and threatening the view from our living room and the pods have a unique, blistering heat.
Cheers for the quality seed Heefy, look forward to growing another Rocoto variety next year!
Scotch Bonnet MOA
Another Lemon Drop haul... 914g for the season to date, inching towards 1kg.
Going to be cold tonight Dennis ... keep warm and let's hope we get more ripening time ... Chup looks a great variety how does it taste
Chupetinho is surprisingly hot, those little pods sure pack a punch. Strong / typical chinense flavour... hoping the pickling process mellows them a little, I've gone for a slightly sweet spiced vinegar.