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The 10th Annual Hot Pepper Awards Winners Announced!


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#1484140 Greetings!

Posted by The_NorthEast_ChileMan on Yesterday, 07:19 PM


#1483665 Aji White Lightning Bolt

Posted by The_NorthEast_ChileMan on 14 August 2017 - 04:39 PM

OK, now things are getting creepy.
There are a couple like this, but a number of these penec-types are showing signs of "warts". This is the worst of the lot. Radiation poisoning?

Looks more like radiation treatment needed!


#1482877 Can I still germinate?

Posted by The_NorthEast_ChileMan on 11 August 2017 - 12:39 PM

I got some nutrients my friend gave me, a tote I have laying around, going to use rockwool held by metal wiring to stop the rockwool to sink (bought large rockwool medium, was like 30 cents each, even cheaper than the smaller ones) and a pump that I had from an aquarium, probably powered by a solar grid if I find one cheap ahah didn't even look, but also 5W pump.

Ya know, I like you! Do you know of MacGyver? Your methodology sounds very similar!

Keep a camera handy & open an account at a photo hosting site if you don't have one (I recommend IMGUR), we'll be interested in your grow!

#1481175 Ed Currie's newest hottest pepper

Posted by The_NorthEast_ChileMan on 05 August 2017 - 06:10 AM

Thanks for posting that story about the Butch T.  As much as I love following the history of some of this stuff, I don't believe I had heard that story go back that far.  I appreciate it.

Your welcome! And if you want to get in on his latest superhot he has released his W.A.L. 7 (Wicked Azz Little 7) with the caveat, "This is the hottest pod I've ever tasted and is at F12 but still needs refinement, with all the growers out there this should speed it up!!. There's a FB page on it (Haven't a clue how to post a link to it.) and seeds are here.> Wicked Ass Little 7 Pod Tell him The NorthEast ChileMan sent ya!

#1480787 Ring of Fire - hanging basket

Posted by The_NorthEast_ChileMan on 03 August 2017 - 05:42 PM


#1480764 Scorpion

Posted by The_NorthEast_ChileMan on 03 August 2017 - 04:11 PM


1st is their folder system $ucks.

2nd is they're the easiest to post pix from.


Open the pic - right click on the pic - choose Copy image - switch to post - left click and hit Paste.


#1479791 Uvilla Grande chile

Posted by The_NorthEast_ChileMan on 31 July 2017 - 05:21 AM


Dunno about anyone else but that illustration sure does look like single fruit per node except for (2) instances of two fruit per node?

#1479496 Are Scotch Bonnets also Jamaican Chiles?

Posted by The_NorthEast_ChileMan on 30 July 2017 - 04:29 AM


#1479295 juanitos 2017

Posted by The_NorthEast_ChileMan on 29 July 2017 - 08:42 AM


Fantastic plants & pods! Bummer about the house - hope everything works out for future pepper garden plans!

#1479284 Fertilizing affecting shape of pods?

Posted by The_NorthEast_ChileMan on 29 July 2017 - 07:38 AM

I don't have a "study" of crossing but an often used guide is Tomato Gene Basics as both are a member of the Solanaceae Family, see pic below. At the bottom of pg. 1 & 2 are icons to advance to the next page and I think pg. 2 is the most informative for all the members that want to cross pepper A with pepper B. If I'm reading correctly, the F1 pepper has a 50-50 gene pool so it produces pods of a certain phenotype but successive generations, F2 - F3 -etc., have a mix of genes and that is why growing out the seeds with multiple plants to find the phenotype you want and only save these seeds to grow for the next generation. Generally accepted rule of thumb is F8 can be considered pretty damn stable as it crosses into 99% zone, see chart on pg. 2, as plant will never cross into 100%.


#1479172 New to TheHotPepper site

Posted by The_NorthEast_ChileMan on 28 July 2017 - 06:11 PM


#1479162 Pickled Habs

Posted by The_NorthEast_ChileMan on 28 July 2017 - 05:50 PM

Was doing a search on "pickled habs", how'd these turn out?

#1479049 This wrinkly bastard.

Posted by The_NorthEast_ChileMan on 28 July 2017 - 05:43 AM

It sure does look like this review, AWESOME!> Butch Taylor's "CPR" Chocolate Primo/Reaper Super Hot Pod Review

#1478969 Bugs on leaves

Posted by The_NorthEast_ChileMan on 27 July 2017 - 06:49 PM

When you say "dish soap"... What exactly do you mean then? Do you mean dishwashing liquid? If so, this is really not ideal and I would recommend against it!

Bingo, we have a winner! I have read many discussions here that the poster used "dish washing soap" and nobody spoke up about this issue, myself included. Basically, common dish washing "liquid" is not soap.

Dishwashing liquid contains quite strong detergents since its aim is to clean dishes, not aphids. Ideally what you're looking for are potassium salts of long-chained fatty acids, insecticidal soaps. The phytotoxicity is quite correlated with length of the chains themselves (a bit like how it works for horticultural oil, i.e. summer and winter oils) and you're looking for >10 carbon atoms or so. Dishwashing soap will not fit here and might not even contain classical "soaps", i.e. fatty acid salts; The components might be even more toxic than small-chained fatty acid soaps.

As this knowledgeable poster is from across the pond my understanding is Castile Soap is the best for soft bodied bug control here in the US.> How to Make Homemade Insecticidal Soap for Plants

Pure Soap: Use a pure liquid soap, such as Castile, or all-natural soap. The active ingredient in insecticidal soap comes from the fatty acids in animal fat or vegetable oil, so it’s important to use the real thing. Don’t use detergents (which aren’t actually soaps), dish soaps, or any products with degreasers, skin moisturizers, or synthetic chemicals.

Dr. Bronner’s Pure Castile Soap is usually pretty easy to find in stores, or check your local natural-foods store for other options.

#1477629 Can you have too much flower bud in a pepper plant ( white Bhut Jolokia )

Posted by The_NorthEast_ChileMan on 22 July 2017 - 05:47 PM

this is a perfect plant, I was still looking for the best most prolific plants but I never seen anything like this, awesome  :cool:  :clap:

Sorry, I don't often correct someones post but I thought it appropriate in this case.....