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#1483869 Blossom abnormalities

Posted by stettoman on 15 August 2017 - 12:27 PM

In the spirit of actually following this little guy to it's conclusion, I will continue to clutter the forum...


It pollinated, but big it ain't, not yet anyhow. The other pods on this plant are reaching about an inch in diameter.



#1483867 Buncha MALARKY 2017

Posted by stettoman on 15 August 2017 - 12:22 PM

Very pretty yellow, Matt!


Can't wait for my chiles to start doing that!

#1483693 Guru's Garden - Traveling the World in Search of Peppers

Posted by stettoman on 14 August 2017 - 05:47 PM

That Tele does look sweet, but walnut eh? Gonna be hefty....

I had a luthier build me a bass out of purple heart several years ago, even in my 20s I couldn't wear it for a full set.....

#1483603 Blossom abnormalities

Posted by stettoman on 14 August 2017 - 12:20 PM

:shocked: I don't know what is going on with that flower but I think you should save seeds, even if the pod looks normal, and see if the offsprings are affected.


Isn't polyploid plants larger than regular diploid plants? Could that be what is going on here? The flower (or part of it) has become polyploid?


I'm the last guy on the planet to get technical with (I make up words and act like they mean stuff), but if polyploid means BIGGER, I'm in! :party:

#1483566 Aji White Lightning Bolt

Posted by stettoman on 14 August 2017 - 09:36 AM

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?

#1483565 Blossom abnormalities

Posted by stettoman on 14 August 2017 - 09:33 AM

This morning it seems to be producing pollen.



#1483381 Blossom abnormalities

Posted by stettoman on 13 August 2017 - 04:14 PM

This is a blossom on my aji mango, with some...uh...overexcited sexual accoutrements?




Even the pistil is swollen. I didn't see any others like this, and there are dozens on the plant that have the classic appearance.




I'm curious to see if this even has a chance of producing an equally ambitious pod....



#1483007 Stetto's First Winter Grow ('16-'17)

Posted by stettoman on 11 August 2017 - 09:49 PM

Wow, you're garden is looking great! I would love to fire roast, peel, stuff with cheese, and batter fry a few of those anaheims.

We do a LOT of rellenos around here. My pork green chile ain't no slumchow either....

#1482801 Stetto's First Winter Grow ('16-'17)

Posted by stettoman on 11 August 2017 - 07:54 AM

Garden looks great Eric !   The hots are soon to follow , plenty of time left ,     :party:


Gawd Frank, I hope so.


In less than a month the frost watch usually begins up here. Weather guys are piss-poor at predicting it, and I can be as much as ten degrees cooler than the closest weather station 12 miles south.


I wish I had a frost canopy for those nights, but what I got is just odds & ends sheets and paint tarps, a real pain to apply. I may wind up picking individual plants to save, at least my potted ones can come inside.


But every rare once in a while there is no frost until mid-to-late October. You can imagine how I love those seasons.


Thanks for the well wishes, Frank. They mean much.

#1482706 Stetto's First Winter Grow ('16-'17)

Posted by stettoman on 10 August 2017 - 08:17 PM

A fine looking garden!
I hope the weather holds for you ;)

Thanks Scott, you had a lot to do with a lot of it. Amazing how climate and geography unrelated can have so much in common! I really appreciate the seed you and others here have supplied me. I was so one dimensional for so long. This can only get better!


Eric, you got plans for next year?  ;)

Heh heh, I so love ya, Greg. I started my season way last winter just wanting to produce an orange pepper from Peru. You and PaulG made that happen, then you introduced me to all manner of baccatum (will I ever spell that right?). Yeah, right now I want to focus on Peruvian specific, and the rocotos turn me way on. But ya gotta ask me again after MY harvest. I have a lot of things growing I had no idea I could grow here. I want the starfish and bishop hats and angelos to get moving for me, I want a stuffed rocoto so bad I can imagine it in my mouth.

So yeah, I got plans for next year, they involve some REALLY good peppers. More to come as I realize it....Unless you have guest quarters, I can consider that too.....

#1482625 Stetto's First Winter Grow ('16-'17)

Posted by stettoman on 10 August 2017 - 12:30 PM

Amazing how you don't really notice how much growin' is going on until you compare pics from just a short time ago....


End of July and five minutes ago (eleven days)




I have been feeding them with a 3-1-2 soluble (Jobe's), I think next year I'll simply order the CNS17 in gallons instead of pints...


The Mystery peppers (aji limo) have kicked in and look to be a heavy hitter.




And my rocotos are really impressing, this a mini rocoto rojo (thanks Matt!)




The CAP267 is still the champeen pepper-maker out there, it hit the ground running and won't quit! It's hard to see in the pic, but I quit counting new blossoms at 1000...Geonerd prolly injected some batshit-laden genetic production amplifier into the seed....




I am so looking forward to fresh-ground paprika! This little thing is LOADED.




All these plants are looking great, I just wish I could squeeze an extra month of good weather out of this season. I talked to a local habanero grower, he tells me that our season is actually marginal for most hotties besides anuums. He doesn't get ripe pods until AFTER the first frost (yes, he covers), and it doesn't seem to matter how early he plants. He has, like I did, plant his habs as early as December before and they refused to produce more than token podlets before late July/August. A greenhouse/high tunnel/hoophouse sounds more and more a necessity for the kind of produce I want to grow...Or moving a couple miles south....




While most of you guys are posting harvest pics here I am waiting for my first pods! Heh heh, Dude will abide!


At least I know I can grow the Anaheims!!











#1482612 Growdown Throwdown 2017 Aji Lemon Drop!

Posted by stettoman on 10 August 2017 - 11:15 AM

Finally my very first ripe lemon drop!  :dance: That really took ages!



I ate it right after weighing it. Taste was great and it was much less hot than I expected. But I must admit that I removed seeds and placenta before eating it! :D


You're one ahead of me.... :mope:


Mine has begun to lose leaves wholesale. New growth is fine and flowering and pod-setting continues, but I think a 5 gallon pot is just. Not. Enough. Too late to repot too, I'd lose the pods I got.


Getting a heck of an education tho!!

#1482606 Buncha MALARKY 2017

Posted by stettoman on 10 August 2017 - 10:35 AM

That case-a-dilla looks scrumptious!


I'd so love to get my family nudged toward a more epicurean ethnic palate. Velveeta nachos are well and good but all the good stuff is pretty much just for me around here.


#1482571 A Roomba For The Garden (Robotic Weeder)

Posted by stettoman on 10 August 2017 - 08:33 AM

We recently picked up a Roomba, no vagina. So far it's great, considering 4 cats/2 dogs.

Being a house painting contractor for 30 years I'll say one true thing: NOTHING lasts outside.

#1482385 P. Dreadie Memorial Group Grow 2016

Posted by stettoman on 09 August 2017 - 12:54 PM

Then confusion sets in...A poser indeed. I now find myself with correct looking Dreadlets.....I'm starting to believe a bright canary yellow may be in my future...