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#1587572 Growdown Throwdown 2018 Yellow Brain Strain!

Posted by AndyW on 15 October 2018 - 03:29 PM

I've got to get out of the habit of sampling pods before weighing. I picked a couple yesterday and ate half of one before thinking about it. I'm convinced these are way hotter than any reaper I've had (I'll get photos when I pick the next ripe ones and weigh them all)

#1587202 Weather is dropping to 50 degrees F (10 degrees C)—should I harvest all my pe...

Posted by AndyW on 13 October 2018 - 08:33 PM

I bring my highest priority plants in first, aka "didn't produce this year and used up all my seeds" or rare in general. Then I chance it and leave the rest out well past first frost date until it actually gets that low. Then the day it's supposed to get that cool, I'll dig up any second-tier picks for overwinter and leave the rest to fend for themselves. They go in compost once they start to brown a little. I may also take cuttings somewhere between it getting cold and first frost.

#1586818 Weird Combinations?

Posted by AndyW on 12 October 2018 - 08:07 AM

Awesome sauces TGCM. And I'm jealous of that persimmon haul. I've only had supermarket Fuyus but I'll be damned if they didn't become my favorite fruit after the first bite. I could see them going well with a lot of things though.

#1586612 Tridents - Fifth Season Bonnets/Hybrids 2018

Posted by AndyW on 10 October 2018 - 06:37 PM

This is an awesome glog. I love bonnet-y peppers so I'm not sure why I haven't been following this more closely. Awesome pods, especially on that sb7j.

#1586608 Transplanted to new pot too high (roots showing)

Posted by AndyW on 10 October 2018 - 06:31 PM

You can if the plant is stable in its pot. It won't really hurt too much. I kind of doubt it's too secure with that amount of roots showing but eh. Seems easy enough to replant it.

#1586591 Superhot Crosses

Posted by AndyW on 10 October 2018 - 05:57 PM

Imo it just makes sense to cross two *different* superhots whether you're going for heat or variety. You probably won't get much crossing a bhut with a Naga or similar, but you could get something really cool crossing a bhut with a 7 pot or similar. It is an interesting observation, but a lot of the 7 pots and things are fairly hot on their own.

#1586364 Recommend me a pepper sorted by color!

Posted by AndyW on 09 October 2018 - 05:01 PM

Brown bbg is probably my favorite pepper
Orange - BOC
Yellow - for me, lemondrop or nagabrains

#1586176 Harvest

Posted by AndyW on 08 October 2018 - 03:05 PM

Went and pulled everything ripe or close off of my few plants. This is a few inches deep so not everything is visible

Unknown Black Prince cross
Bonnie habs
Red Bonnie NOT-golden ghost (I got red pods from two plants gotten at two different stores)
Hot Lemon (I think they're the same as lemondrops?)
NOT-reapers getting closer to a reaper pheno
One "Fooled You" heatless jalapeño, my first ripe-is one
"gumball peppers" - got a plant at a farmer's market in Florida with that name and the small orange pods are from that
NOT aji dulce (the brown/maroon pods)


#1585700 green or red? Jalpenos... what do you do?

Posted by AndyW on 05 October 2018 - 10:29 PM

I'll eat them red over green if available, but the heatless jalas I'm growing this year just refuse to ripen. I've had the same pods on my plant for 2+ months and only one has even hinted at a blush. Needless to say, I've been using those green

#1584793 BIG SHOW OFF: Photos of Your Hybrids!

Posted by AndyW on 30 September 2018 - 09:13 PM

Flavor is excellent, just like the TFM.

Sounds like a homerun of a cross. It'd be really cool to see it develop into a stabilized variety.

#1583516 Growdown Throwdown 2018 Yellow Brain Strain!

Posted by AndyW on 23 September 2018 - 09:54 AM

Dude, Ive eaten a couple this season that have laughed at my reapers They are up there with Bhuts, Scorpions, all day and taste like Fatalii!
Also, that scale is super sketch, so I went and checked you out...grabbed a handful of larger pods out there ...
right around 20g on the bigguns...

It definitely is, but considering that was my largest pod and I probably won't get many more than what are on the plant right now I'm not too worried about passing anyone up. Though if it's an issue I can void any pods I get until I get a better scale.

#1583411 Free Bishop's Crown Seeds

Posted by AndyW on 22 September 2018 - 06:26 PM

Received my seeds yesterday along with some awesome M.A. Wartryx seeds. Can't wait to start putting seeds into soil now. Thanks again!

#1583409 Growdown Throwdown 2018 Yellow Brain Strain!

Posted by AndyW on 22 September 2018 - 06:22 PM

First weigh-in comes in the form of a single pod on an old weight watchers scale acquired from a second-hand store. Any doubts of this maybe being a dreadie are gone after a quick taste. I'm convinced it's the hottest thing I've put in my mouth!


Edit: scale reads around 20g (erring on the side of lower)

#1582549 Free Bishop's Crown Seeds

Posted by AndyW on 17 September 2018 - 11:49 PM

Andy W
Rajun Gardener

All went out today.

Thanks again!

#1582546 Weird Combinations?

Posted by AndyW on 17 September 2018 - 10:57 PM

I could definitely see a lot of those going well in a hot sauce! Star fruit and papaya sound like they'd be pretty unique.

I think ground cherries would work really well for something like a pineapple salsa in addition to tomatoes or even tomatillos since that extra sweetness is there.