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#1517565 LAND OF THE GIANTS 2017 - Biggest Bonnet Competition

Posted by Mitzi on 12 January 2018 - 07:02 AM

Is there going to be a 2018 contest?! I'm starting some scotch bonnets today.


I think the competition is normally for a different type of pepper each year.  Not sure whether there is one for 2018.

#1505500 European Seed train...

Posted by Mitzi on 17 November 2017 - 06:20 AM

I have taken the last couple of CAP 334.


The train has departed this station; next stop Scotland!


Tracking number GK710275689GB



#1505129 European Seed train...

Posted by Mitzi on 14 November 2017 - 05:03 PM

Received today.

I have added CGN 21500, Aji Omnicolor, Sugar Rush Peach and Aji Jobito x BBG7. The latter are from pods I received from Trident, he said it was ok to share them.

Now how to decide which to take????

I can't get to a post office tomorrow so I will send it on Thursday or Friday.

#1502966 Sugar Rush Peach Scoville?

Posted by Mitzi on 03 November 2017 - 07:53 AM

I loved this pepper, it's so sweet and juicy with heat slightly above a Hab. I made a mistake of picking my first few pods not quite ripe/mature, IMO for best results you need to wait till the pod colour resembles that of a over-ripe Banana ...when the bright yellow starts to dull a bit.



Bright yellow???  Mine mature from a pale green through a creamy colour to peach.  Bright yellow does not enter into the equation.


These are what mine look like (second from left):




The bright yellow ones are Aji Pineapple.

#1499289 7 Pot Douglah Questions

Posted by Mitzi on 17 October 2017 - 12:32 PM

I'm confused.  I thought the Douglah was the (Trinidadian?) name for brown-coloured 7 pots.  So a red Douglah is a contradiction in terms - a red Douglah is a red 7 pot.  A yellow Douglah is a yellow 7 pot.  It has to be brown to be a Douglah.


Am I wrong?

#1492452 White Hot Peppers 2017

Posted by Mitzi on 19 September 2017 - 06:18 AM

Those all look amazing.

#1471349 Coolest Ripening Pics...

Posted by Mitzi on 28 June 2017 - 11:02 AM

Nowhere near as good as the original post and some of the following ones on here (although other people seem to have difficulty with the concept of ripening pics) but here's mine:





#1469285 How hot are the Sugar Rush varieties?

Posted by Mitzi on 21 June 2017 - 12:25 PM




So by mild, do you mean like a little less than a Jalapeno, or what? Just trying to understand your point of reference.


I took advantage of a Facebook special from Refining Fire Chiles.


I got 2 each of the Sugar Rush varieties and 2 Venezuelan Tiger (8 plants total) for $21.99 shipped. Jim Duffy is good people.


If you're interested, I can set some seeds aside for you at the end of the year.


By mild I do mean a bit less than a Jalapeno, and it did have the sweet taste that they are named for.  I have a pretty low heat tolerance (trying and failing to raise it!) and I ate it raw without too much difficulty.


I would absolutely love a few seeds, especially for the cream variety although red would be welcome too, if you can save some from your harvest.  This is my first year as a serious chilli grower so I don't have much of interest to swap.  However, I am due to visit the Ivory Coast in Africa late in the year so I'll be on the lookout for some interesting local varieties there... might end up with the next big thing everything is scrambling to grow!

#1469247 How hot are the Sugar Rush varieties?

Posted by Mitzi on 21 June 2017 - 09:46 AM

I'm only growing the peach variety and I would describe it as mild.  Mind you, I've only tried one pod so far.


Where did you get seeds for the other colours?

#1451851 Peter peppers

Posted by Mitzi on 01 May 2017 - 08:00 AM

I have about 10 pods set now, and none of them are anything like I was hoping for. Most are curled right round and some are just blobs. Obviously they should still be OK to eat, but I've got lots of other varieties to eat; I was growing these for the shape.

So, anyone got any seeds from "anatomically correct" specimens?

#1448943 European Seed train...

Posted by Mitzi on 21 April 2017 - 12:29 PM

I have fruits!  


Scotch bonnet see here: http://thehotpepper....-6#entry1448941


Aji Omnicolor:


#1448941 LAND OF THE GIANTS 2017 - Biggest Bonnet Competition

Posted by Mitzi on 21 April 2017 - 12:17 PM

(As posted over on Chillis Galore, hope that's allowed) first fruits forming on the SB MoA plant.  They don't look all that bonnet-like to me, although they are still very small.  The largest one feels very rough and knobbly to the touch.
Lots more flowers (and aphids)

#1446696 LAND OF THE GIANTS 2017 - Biggest Bonnet Competition

Posted by Mitzi on 13 April 2017 - 12:40 PM

I've got my first pod set but the plant is still in a small pot (approx 1 litre - half a pop bottle) so I doubt it will amount to much.  I think it's flowering/fruiting early because it's potbound.  Really haven't the heart to remove it, though.

#1444490 Does anyone eat the leaves of their chilli plants?

Posted by Mitzi on 07 April 2017 - 11:33 AM

My cats like to nibble on mine, seems to be any except chinense.  I've noticed some of the baccatum leaves smell of peppers but most plants don't seem to have a scent to the leaves that I can detect.

#1414357 My plants are under duress- What am I doing wrong?

Posted by Mitzi on 31 January 2017 - 11:05 AM

They are far too small to need feeding yet.  Depending on what potting mix you have used, it's likely to have enough nutrients in it to keep them going for a while.  Overfeeding is worse for the plants than underfeeding.