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dennish

Member Since 12 Mar 2015
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#1484513 LAND OF THE GIANTS 2017 - Biggest Bonnet Competition

Posted by dennish on Today, 08:49 AM

Hey all, I've prepared a Leaderboard update and will post after getting Alkhall's reply above.  Most people are doing this already but if you could post your measurements, weights and score that would be great.

 

Also I am quietly optimistic that I have a plant to allow me to take part in the comp... I think I have been guilty of mislabelling plants and what I was expecting to be Naga is looking very much like SB MOA.  I didn't plant anuy other bonnets this year and the pod shape is definiley right... I have one small pod ripening yellow at the moment and will know if this is the final colour in a day or so.




#1481792 LAND OF THE GIANTS 2017 - Biggest Bonnet Competition

Posted by dennish on 07 August 2017 - 01:57 PM

Wow Great progress all, well done! I'll be posting leaderboard so far tomorrow.

Personally, I'm gutted my only MOA plant looks to be an unintentional cross and off pheno, sob [emoji26]

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#1478054 Dennish 2017 - It's Chilli in Yorkshire

Posted by dennish on 24 July 2017 - 12:53 PM

Tonight's pickings...

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Aji Bodysnatcher F3 showing good uniform shapes...
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#1477424 Dennish 2017 - It's Chilli in Yorkshire

Posted by dennish on 22 July 2017 - 02:40 AM

Body snatchers are looking awesome Dennis! Congrats!
Amazing how fast your generations are going. Looks like you got pretty lucky on your first selections.

Yeah I think I've been lucky, I've only been able to grow six plants to select from for each generation. Two of the six had the desired pheno at F3.


#1477422 Dennish 2017 - It's Chilli in Yorkshire

Posted by dennish on 22 July 2017 - 02:37 AM

Fantastic update, Dennis.

I like the Bodysnatcher. Congrats! Sounds like a winner! Extra heat, can't go wrong with that.

Your Rocoto looks stunning. Hope you get some pods from her.

Yorkshire Barghest has a nice shape and color. How's the flavor? I would be interested in growing that out for you.

Sorry to hear about the MOA. Just curious, is it still flowering? I grew some that looked like that. They had good flavor, but not the desired shape. That was the first round of pods. I had some later pods that showed more true pheno.

Take care, Dennis and enjoy your weekend.

Chuck

Cheers Chuck!

I've had about half a dozen Rocoto pods so far, caught me by surprise with the heat!
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Yorkshire Barghest has a really nice flavour along with the heat, not bitter at all yet strong fruitiness. I'll send you some seed later in the season, not sure how practical it would be to send pods.
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#1477282 Dennish 2017 - It's Chilli in Yorkshire

Posted by dennish on 21 July 2017 - 04:02 PM

Long overdue update... things moving through the gears on this years grow quite nicely and the greenhouse is really filling up.
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I've evicted Rio Huallaga Rocoto and Beaver Damn to create some much needed space, they don't seem to mind the spot up against the warmth of a south facing wall.
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My crosses have been a huge success so far. Aji Bodysnatcher F3 plants are prolific and producing the large bulbous pods I'm after, the mature plants now pumping out pods with the spikey texture too. The Lemon Drop taste profile is retained along with the juiciness and thicker walls... and I swear this year's pods are even hotter than the previous generation. I've been a bit busy, so only just sown the F4 seed. I'm hoping to achieve ripe pods and be ready to go with the F5 generation in the New Year.
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Yorkshire Barghest F1 has been my best plant and favourite pods of the season to date, I'd put them in the superhot bracket and I think those that have tried them would agree. Along with the heat, the flavour is great, really fruity and they work well in a chilli or curry. I'll be seeking help with the growout of F2 next season, so if you want a pod and seeds let me know.
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My growdown Lemon Drop chucking out load of pods, I’m at 603g so far for the season.
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Gutted that my SB MOA isn’t true, it’s some kind of blocky superhot which I can’t bring myself to like.
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Elsewhere in the GH, most things are podding up now. Starting to get toms and cucumbers regularly too.
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#1475883 Growdown Throwdown 2017 Aji Lemon Drop!

Posted by dennish on 16 July 2017 - 03:50 PM

I'm picking green to maximise my yield... Limited time, space, resources here in the hostile UK growing climate in a small corner of my greenhouse!


#1475690 Growdown Throwdown 2017 Aji Lemon Drop!

Posted by dennish on 16 July 2017 - 04:12 AM

Another picking, 138g added to my running total makes 603g so far.

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#1472050 Growdown Throwdown 2017 Aji Lemon Drop!

Posted by dennish on 01 July 2017 - 02:21 PM

My Ajji LDs have finally put on some new growth and branches.  
Have picked pods off all three plants.
 
The Growdown plant. Gets some shade on hot days, so is the
better looking of the three:
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New branches emerging from trunk:
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Plant with 1/4 of top missing.  Probably should have
chosen this plant  :rofl: :
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I don't have a recent pic of the third plant - it is pretty scrawny.
 
The first harvest from the grow down plant:
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I know, this is old school .
Just so you know the drill:
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First harvest, 503/4 grams.
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These are seed pods. Four on left side from
Growdown plant:
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How many grams was that Paul? 50.75?


#1471941 Growdown Throwdown 2017 Aji Lemon Drop!

Posted by dennish on 01 July 2017 - 02:22 AM

Hmmm what do I do with all those green lemon drops...?

A short time later...
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#1471938 Growdown Throwdown 2017 Aji Lemon Drop!

Posted by dennish on 01 July 2017 - 01:35 AM

So another picking this morning... added to my running total makes 465g.

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#1471874 Making a new Chilli! Aji Bodysnatcher

Posted by dennish on 30 June 2017 - 03:22 PM

First Aji Bodysnatcher F3 pod picked... wow! Big Lemon Drop flavour from nice fat pod and good heat, with juicy thick walls and quite a bit of placenta to boot. Great pod, now harvesting seed for the F4 growout in the 2nd part of the year!
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#1471740 Growdown Throwdown 2017 Aji Lemon Drop!

Posted by dennish on 30 June 2017 - 08:33 AM

Well, kind of feel like I'm inadequate on every level after the above...  reckon the first harvest will be over a KG!  
 
Here is my modest plant tucked away in the GH corner quietly doing it's thing in a pot less than a tenth of the size (26l or 5.7 gallon), I'm pleased with the productivity so far, loads of pods on now and time for another picking soon...

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#1471707 Growdown Throwdown 2017 Aji Lemon Drop!

Posted by dennish on 30 June 2017 - 04:57 AM

HOLY MOLY! Awesome plant Guru... what size is that container?!




#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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