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#1614411 Must have peppers of 2019

Posted by Bicycle808 on Yesterday, 10:30 PM

I just reviewed this whole thread, just to see what was mentioned that happens to be on my list this year. It's funny; I think I kinda eschew trends in favor of growing classics or searching for experience/knowledge about shit I haven't tried yet. Which is funny, B/c alot of classics have been mentioned on this thread. ..

So, yeah, I'm growing the following that have been mentioned above:
-Yella Fataliis (for the third year in a row)
-Bahama Goat (tried and failed to grow them last year)
-Zapotec Jalapeños (I grew these last year, and i've been raving about them nonstop since...)
-Chocolate Primos (new to me this year; not even sure where I got them and decided to grow them on a whim)
-JPGS x Primo (I was ordering from WHP and saw these. . . this is normally the kind of thing I'd have no interest in growing, but the pics on Justin's site looked so violently evil, I just kinda acted on impulse...)

I kinda feel like, if i'm going to add to the thread, I'll say 7Pot Cinder. These were probably more fashionable in 2018, but I grew them last year and they were good. Looking forward to growing them again.

#1613073 Must have peppers of 2019

Posted by Bicycle808 on 13 February 2019 - 08:37 AM

I will probably keep calling them what everyone else calls them

Yeah, common usage seems to trump all other considerations with these things.

#1612064 Anyone shop at the urban farmer??

Posted by Bicycle808 on 08 February 2019 - 09:39 PM

Yeah, they are claiming 3 million SHU and using a picture associated with Ed Currie's pepper. So it seems like they are strongly implying that this is the Pepper X. And since Ed has still not released any seeds for his pepper, I would be highly dubious of any other vendors that are selling seeds for it. It gives me the impression that they are just trying to use the publicity for Pepper X to make a quick buck selling fake seeds to folks who don't know any better. :(  I think that you are right to be leery of these guys. Stick with the reputable seed vendors.
On further inspection, I noticed that the layout of their website reminded me of Park Seed's site. Sure enough, Urban Farmer lifted a lot of their photos and content from Park Seed. Like this one, where they just cut off the "Exclusive" tag and recycled the photo: 
This all seems pretty sketchy to me. I would steer clear of these guys.

+1. A lot of red flags coming from that vendor, if you ask me.

Maybe they got seeds from Ted Barrus? Though the video I saw where he was sent a few pods looked like Gator Jigsaw.

Yeah, I saw that video. AFAIK, those were some other pods. Might've been the games that Duffy was distributing as some sort of gag around that same time? I don't recall the details, but it was discussed here on THP shortly after Ted put that video out. If you search on this sub-forum, you'll find a thread or two.

#1611857 Pepper X

Posted by Bicycle808 on 07 February 2019 - 10:42 PM

Have you considered that this sauce, which is purported to be made from a chile that no one has ever seen, that was supposed to secure a record it has never yet earned, that has been the subject of lore for a while yet there are no seeds available-- have you considered it might be made from some other chile?

Maybe a few different chiles, as the color did change dramatically at one point?

Just a thought.

After all, I was SHOCKED to find out that Jack Link didn't even make this jerky from real Yeti meat.

#1611393 Name ONE humorous or strange pepper name

Posted by Bicycle808 on 05 February 2019 - 09:44 PM

In Chamorro also. We all learn those slang and swear words from our immigrant grandparents,my kids were no different.. I can remember being at the car dealership and on the news they are interviewing a "local chilehead". My kids were laughing hysterically.

That's awesome; I did not know that! It makes sense though bc, all things considered, referring to the dong as a pepper is one of the best anatomic euphemisms I have ever heard.

I'm almost ready for one humbling night in the future, when my wife pushes me off of her, saying "get out of here with that Fatalii dick." =D

#1611268 Name ONE humorous or strange pepper name

Posted by Bicycle808 on 05 February 2019 - 12:23 PM

I think it's funny that "gochu" is the Korean word for "chile," but it is also slang for the human male unit. But I think that was, like, pepper first, and prick second. It still kinda cracks me up, though

#1610590 Brown/Chocolate reccomendations?

Posted by Bicycle808 on 02 February 2019 - 08:03 PM

All sound like great reccomendations. I think I might order some of the chocolate bhut from whitehot after my current order ships. Feel free to keep the ideas commin!

If you got an order from WHP on the way, wait to it arrives. There a good chance that Justin alreadt tossed some chocolate Superhot seeds in your order as freebies.

#1610546 Brown/Chocolate reccomendations?

Posted by Bicycle808 on 02 February 2019 - 04:27 PM

Last year, i grew a single Chocolate 7Pot Brainstrain. It was rad bc it grew huge and produced a buttload of beautifully gnarly, crazy hot pods. I'm not that into brown superhots; they taste kinda chemical-ish to me, and I find them way hotter than they really are, but they're so good once they are dried or smoked and powdered...

This year, I'm trying to grow Choco Brainstrains again, plus chocolate Primos, 7Pot Douglahs, Brown Naglahs, Big Black Mamas, plus at least two caramel-colored varieties. Are which ones I like the most, and then just focus on growing favorites next year.

So, I guess what I'm saying is, ask me again next year, LOL. Seriously, though the Choco Brainstrain was awesome, enough to inspire me to try others, but this year i'. mostly stoked to grow the Douglahs and the BBMs... But I won't know till I try them, right?

#1610356 Pepper X

Posted by Bicycle808 on 01 February 2019 - 05:00 PM

I can only speak for myself, but straight pain is not what I'm after. I do want to grow some kinda heavyweight Superhot, but I don't NEED anything much hotter than a red Bhut Jolokia. I am mostly a Junky who craves that chinense skunk. And yeah, you can get it from the low heat varieties, and I DO appreciate those, but somehow it just ain't the same til you creep up past that 1,000,000shu mark... At least, that's been my experience.

I hear you about the annuum thing. I swear, a good Jalapeño kicks my ass harder than most Hab- level chinense. Annuums are weird bc they don't hurt that bad, but they make me hiccup, cough, cry, and freak out far more than a lot of chiles that are hotter on paper.

I imagine these crosses that mix big chinense SHUs with annuum effects would really rock my world..

#1610295 Pepper X

Posted by Bicycle808 on 01 February 2019 - 10:48 AM

I agree. Once we're anywhere in "Super" territory, it's hot enough to become all academic, to me. I am just always looking for hardy plants that produce a lot of pods with delicious and interesting favorites. Red 7Brainstrains are my go-to for all of that, but I like trying other stuff, just to satiate my curiosity.

Personally, I've never been a fan of how most Mustard-chiles pods taste, but I have to admit that they look cool. So maybe I'll grow something in the Mustard hue-- but it won't be Pepper X.

#1610293 Finally mainstream gives recognition to a true grower.

Posted by Bicycle808 on 01 February 2019 - 10:43 AM

i know what you are saying about fast food places adding heat. my local Chinese restaurant menu says General Tso`s chicken is "spicy" so i call in an order and i tell them make it extra spicy and when i get it i taste no heat at all. i think they are are afraid to up the heat and offend the typical customer. you won`t get anything spicy at Taco bell either.   

I hear you re: the Chinese takeout spots that cater mostly to a US-born clientele. Never get spicy Tso's or Kung Pao around me. Of course, I once tried to watch a documentary about General Tso's chicken. It was too boring to watch the whole thing, but one of my takeaways from what I did watch was that General Tso's was created in the US by Chinese restauranteurs trying to Alan to American customers, so who is to say how hot it should be, anyway? But they DO or the little chile icon next to it on the menu, so they owe us since sort of kick, I reckon.

I do like going to Korean, Thai, and Indian restaurants, where you actually can get some heat in your dish but, until you become a regular, you need to take with at convincing some of the waitstaff that you truly can appreciate some spice on your plate...

#1610209 Finally mainstream gives recognition to a true grower.

Posted by Bicycle808 on 31 January 2019 - 10:26 PM

In my experience, Popeye's is among the better fast food options, which still leaves it pretty far down towards the bottom on the restaurant hierarchy. Sucks that they were rude to you, but I find that kinda thing tends to be more about the culture at specific locations than across the entire chain.

You're absolutely correct that it won't be hot. Which is to be expected from a mainstream national chain. I often think about the psychology of us real chileheads, as far as what makes us do these things that we do, to ourselves? I don't have any actual answers, but I do like to think about it, mostly bc is pretty weird....

That being said, it isn't half as weird as the habits of the "normal"/ non-chilehead community, in regards to the mainstream spicy foods, at least in the US. They want to purchase products that claim to be the hottest thing EVER, but they will totally balk and even become angry if the product is actually hot at all. Like, they want the bragging rights, but they'd sooner die than actually ingest something with any real pungency. I don't get that at all. To me, that seems weirder than when I eat a whole raw Superhot for no reason, and then spend fifteen minutes marching around my kitchen table, compulsively swigging milk and promising myself that I'll never do it again...

Ultimately, though, I wonder how this deal went down. I sincerely doubt that there will be any actual 7Pot Primo powder or sauce or anything in their recipe. Did they pay him to use his name? Did he approach them and cut then a sweet deal, in hopes of drumming up some publicity? I'm way more interested in the whole backstory than I am in those tenders.

But I'll be hitting up Popeye's in Maple Shade, NJ for lunch tomorrow, regardless.

Thanks for sharing, BoaRider.

#1610184 Finally mainstream gives recognition to a true grower.

Posted by Bicycle808 on 31 January 2019 - 09:07 PM

Ha. I'll have to check out my local Popeye's and try those tenders

#1610147 Pepper X

Posted by Bicycle808 on 31 January 2019 - 06:31 PM

Seems legit.

Ok in another thread about a Kambuzi pepper, someone posted a Wikipedia link about that pepper. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kambuzi  , on the page under Cultivars it lists the mysterious "Pepper X". So it must exist (?).
Here are 2 more links concerning the Pepper X.  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pepper_X  and https://www.chilipep...nd-information/. Seems like alot of hype for a Fairytale(?) Pepper or is all this Fake News? Lol.

#1609887 Bike808 getting Dirty in Jersey

Posted by Bicycle808 on 30 January 2019 - 10:14 PM

Thanks, everyone, for the birthday well-wishes.  I had a blast yesterday, but now i gotta jam on these plants s'more b/c i  am about to work 40hours over the next 3 days, and these seeds keep poppin left and right....


In solos tonight:

-1x 7Pot Brainstrain Chocolate

-1x Naglah Brown (4 total)

-1x JPGS x Primo (2 total)

-3x 7Pot Cinder

-1x BBM (I had another 7Pot Douglah, 100% germination in 9 days, but i lost the seed.  It might be in the cup with this BBM.  Not sure.  Shouldn't mess with tiny things when you're exhausted, i guess.  sorry for this boring bullshit note, but i wanted to remember this if/when i get two seedlings in this one cup.  FWIW, i also made a note on the cup.)

-1x Bhut Jolkia (plain, red, old-school)

-2x Naga Morich (same kinda deal as with the Douglah; i fumbled one of the seeds, so i put 2 in one cup b/c i'm not 100% sure i buried the first one properly, lol)

-1x Chocolate Primo

-3x 7Pot Brainstrain Red (Cappy)



 (Soon, these things will be truly sprouting with cotyledons and then at least I'll have cool pics to keep it interesting.)

As promised:


(7Pot Brainstrain Red, compliments of THP member JediSushi)


Thanks for reading, y'all!