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The 11th Annual Hot Pepper Awards ACCEPTING ENTRIES!


Member Since 01 Mar 2017
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In Topic: Karoo 2017/2018 glog

Yesterday, 01:45 AM

Wow, beds look stunning! A busy garden is a happy garden!


Keep it up, TBG.

In Topic: what is the hottest pepper in your mind?

Yesterday, 01:15 AM

Why would they use an unripe pepper when the ripe ones typically contain the most heat? Doesn't make any sense


If they've got a sauce that contains the *new* world's hottest pepper, then lotsa people want to buy it. It debuted on the Hot Ones series, and thats when interest formed. But interest dies down over time, so they had to get the sh!t to market, pronto. So, they pick the peppers unripe. But now, the peppers are ripening, and so's the sauce. Its all about the $$$$$

In Topic: My pepper journey

21 November 2017 - 11:18 PM

Looking good!


Good luck with it all!

In Topic: D3monic's Crossing Project/Community Grow

21 November 2017 - 07:40 PM

Keep me posted on this! I was going to start my experiment in early January probably as ill have to wait until most of the harsh winter days are over. Not sure what my whole zone is, I'm sure its just a Google answer away.

Would be awesome to get a few people doing this to share results


I should start getting fruit around January. If you want, I could cross a few varieties (or try to anyway) and send you the product seeds, so you could grow out F1 right away, when your season starts. And then when it ends, mine starts, and so on... we could have 8 generations done in 4 years. Anyway, I've got a list of what I'm growing this season in my glog, so if there's any crosses that interest you, let me know!

In Topic: Cross-breeding?

21 November 2017 - 07:23 PM

Ok, thanks! how do you decrease the time of a pepper growing up?


You mean from sowing to fruiting? Best bet is to choose an early variety, but seeing as you've already chosen your desired crosses, just treat them really really well, feed them all they could ever want (but not too much) water them juuust right, give them zero pest problems, and just make their lives bloody fantastic. The happier they are, the faster they grow. Usually. I'm not really the best person to answer the question, so hopefully someone corrects me, but I think that certain nutes at certain stages in the life of the plant can induce early fruiting. Like I said, someone correct me if I'm wrong.