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#1549559 2017 Inaugural Southern Hemisphere Growdown Throwdown Aji Amarillo

Posted by ThatBlondGuy101 on 29 April 2018 - 04:25 AM




KAOS: 2065:108

Drathag: 281:15

ThatBlondGuy101: 45:1



KAOS Takes the pod count over 100!

And the kg's over two!


I've got a weigh in impending...  :seeya:

#1545823 TBG's First Chilli Blitz! (2017-18)

Posted by ThatBlondGuy101 on 16 April 2018 - 09:44 AM

So, its been over a month between updates. And before that, they were pretty sparse. So I figured that I owe it to all you guys who were following along before to tell you what the hell has been happening.


Well, back in February, the 19th to be exact, I moved out of home. If you hadn't figured already, last year I finished high school, remember those weeks around September/October when I was really slack with updates? That was when I had my final exams. So anyway, after finishing school, I got accepted into university, and am now studying engineering down in Sydney. So I moved down here mid-February, and obviously haven't seen my chillies too much since, twice, actually. My family has been maintaining the garden, and picking lots and lots of pods. Seriously, its insane. When I went home for the easter break, the patch hadn't been picked in 3-4 days. I picked over 5 1/2 kg of pods!!!! Most of what's been picked is being frozen, some is being dried straight away (I've got several kg's of Cayenne X Bhut drying), and a small amount is being consumed - my family doesn't have much of a taste for heat, and have no intention of developing one, but they eat some of the milder varieties, and I take some of everything back with me when I visit.


So yeah, that's where I'm at. The garden is still going pretty well, most plants have stopped flowering for the season, but are still ripening the remaining pods. I only ended up planting the 40 plants in the patch, plus the 3 in pots. All the rest are still in solo cups, not doing much, but they are alive at any rate. Some have a runt pod or two, most are quite lanky. I don't really have any much photos, I'll try to get some for you all.


Although this is not the end, I'd like to thank everyone who has been a part of my wonderful chilli adventure - I've learnt so much from this fantastic forum, and can only hope to be able to share even a tenth of the wisdom and generosity that I have been shown. A special thanks goes out to all the other Southern Hemisphere growers, you know who you are, its been great sharing our seasons side by side, building off each other to make this season great. No where else have I known a community that is as helpful, friendly and open as The Hot Pepper, and it is a privilege to be a part of it. 

I have open pollinated seeds of every plant I harvested pods from, and a few isolated varieties. If anyone wants any, let me know, I will be more than happy to share with you!



All The Best, 







:dance: :dance:

#1545815 New Dragon Breath Pepper?

Posted by ThatBlondGuy101 on 16 April 2018 - 09:17 AM


Not even no sign. We have a new record on the Reaper in its place.


Its what has got me really confused. Ed would have had to have lodged the attempt, or re-attempt or whatever you want to call it, either back before Pepper X got hyped or around then. So if he was really sending in the Pepper X to Guinness, as he said multiple times, then why on earth did he send in the Reaper as well??? I'm fairly certain that there was no "as well" - Pepper X was never submitted to Guinness. It was all just a marketing ploy, to get attention back to him and his business and his peppers. And it sure as hell has worked.

#1545813 2017 Inaugural Southern Hemisphere Growdown Throwdown Aji Amarillo

Posted by ThatBlondGuy101 on 16 April 2018 - 09:10 AM

KAOS: 1271.6:61

Drathag: 281:15

ThatBlondGuy101: 45:1


KAOS has hit the 1kg mark! Congrats!


Weather has been uncharacteristically good on my turf, got a few more pods colouring up now, too. Might not need to take them into a better position until May, fingers crossed!


Also good to see LocalFart isn't out of the game just yet, hang in there, they'll start coming in time!


Still no sign of any challenge to my 45g monster pod! :rofl:


Also, now is probably the time to start thinking about what each of us will contribute towards the prize(s). 

#1544405 New Dragon Breath Pepper?

Posted by ThatBlondGuy101 on 10 April 2018 - 05:44 PM

Funny thing is, one of those dubious claims was from Ed himself with good ol' Pepper X - what with it starting off mustard, then they announce that no, it isn't mustard, which is convenient because a lot of people were doubting that a mustard pepper could be as hot as he claimed, and then we wait for Guinness to announce it officially in November, here we are in April, and still no sign of Pepper X - The World's Hottest Pepper.

#1544401 Fake Pepper X seeds missing

Posted by ThatBlondGuy101 on 10 April 2018 - 05:38 PM

To add to the conspiracy, what a huge coincidence that within days of Ed resealing the title with the Reaper, the Reaper is all over the news because some dude ate one and got a thunderclap headache. What great timing to advertise his new and improved money maker!

#1543820 Fake Pepper X seeds missing

Posted by ThatBlondGuy101 on 08 April 2018 - 08:44 PM

The fact that Ed can't stick with one origin of the Reaper is bad enough, but then to claim one that simply cannot be true is a whole new level. Naga Viper was given the title in 2011. But even then it had not been around for 8 generations. And we're expected to believe that Ed used it in a cross 10 years prior to 2013?!?!?!?!


It is pure bull$h!t. But it makes me wonder, what else have we been told, and accepted, but in reality, it too is bull$h!t?


Either way, I have very little faith in Ed, and especially in Pepper X. After the delays, and now it seemingly not taking the title any time soon, and then this bull$h!t from the Reaper, I mean, if there's this much crap from the Reaper, which is a pretty solid variety that's been around for a good 5 years, how can we believe anything we hear about Pepper X? We don't even know what colour it is for sure! Its originally said to be mustard, hence the mustard sauce, but then the sauce changes colour? And its put down to the peppers ripening?!?! Is it mustard or not?


I'm really sick of the whole experience with The Hottest Pepper and the record and all that jazz, but yet I can't look away.

#1542514 Carolina Reaper Has the Record Again?

Posted by ThatBlondGuy101 on 04 April 2018 - 10:24 AM


FACT: Listening to this improves the thread by 1000%


ALTERNATIVE FACT: Mr Currie hasn't had confirmation from Guinness on Pepper X yet because he has a plan to go back in time and plant some Pepper X seeds in pre-Columbus South America, where they will be discovered. The world of chillies as we know it will be hundreds of times hotter by now, but we will never have known any different... So what will Ed do? Rather than competing to create the hottest pepper, he will create the MILDEST!!!! (Shock/horror!) Luckily, he has some Bell seeds in his back pocket....


- cue evil laughter -

#1542400 Carolina Reaper Has the Record Again?

Posted by ThatBlondGuy101 on 03 April 2018 - 11:12 PM

As long as its the world's hottest, people will be interested in the Carolina Reaper.


I think that the majority of people are more interested in The World's Hottest Pepper than they are in the Carolina Reaper, or Pepper X, or Dragon's Breath, or 7 Pot Primo. Maybe not the majority of Pepper People, but the majority of the masses.


On the original topic, what about Naga Viper, Infinity 7 Pot and Trinidiad Moruga Scorpion? I thought they all came after the Butch -T? And, the Naga Viper wasn't around in 2003, was it? So how did Mr Currie spend 10 years working on a cross of it?


Have I been thinking wrong this whole time? Are these the real facts?

#1542393 2017 Inaugural Southern Hemisphere Growdown Throwdown Aji Amarillo

Posted by ThatBlondGuy101 on 03 April 2018 - 11:00 PM

Good to see the pods on a roll!


And I can FINALLY join in! :woohoo:






KAOS: 548.6:29

Drathag: 281:15

ThatBlondGuy101: 45:1


Which means that we have a new heaviest pod, from ThatBlondGuy101 with 45g!




Should be interesting how this pans out, I'm predicting that we'll still have pods to pick when the finish line comes around...


Are we all taking it into Winter or what??? :onfire:



Bring. It. ON!!!!!




#1540508 2017 Inaugural Southern Hemisphere Growdown Throwdown Aji Amarillo

Posted by ThatBlondGuy101 on 26 March 2018 - 10:23 PM

I've finally got some colour coming along!




Drathag: 225:10

KAOS: 383.6:22


New Heaviest Weigh In: KAOS with 354.9g

New Most Pods in Weigh In: KAOS with 22.



I feel like its going to be a fairly close competition!


#1537412 2017 Inaugural Southern Hemisphere Growdown Throwdown Aji Amarillo

Posted by ThatBlondGuy101 on 13 March 2018 - 08:02 PM

Again I'll put forward the Aji Cito - Sunday's harvest.

Granted it's from 3 plants, but I've really not cared for them much and they just keep producing.

Great flavour and some heat also.

Single source seeds and I can get them posted out at any stage.




I'd be happy to do Aji Cito. It'll probably be on my grow list anyway. ;)

#1537277 2017 Inaugural Southern Hemisphere Growdown Throwdown Aji Amarillo

Posted by ThatBlondGuy101 on 13 March 2018 - 08:00 AM

Thank you for showing us how to do it.



Any ideas on next seasons grow yet.?

Anything useful and prolific.



Something that actually ripens would be  good start. I'm more than frustrated with these Amarillos, its just getting ridiculous. So I reckon something fast & prolific, I want to be inundated in pods, I want so many pods that I won't be able to pick them all! Then we'll have an interesting competiton!

#1537247 2017 Inaugural Southern Hemisphere Growdown Throwdown Aji Amarillo

Posted by ThatBlondGuy101 on 13 March 2018 - 12:30 AM


drathag 6:143




No news here, but getting lots and lots of pods, doubt most of them will ripen in time though...

#1536758 First log, Will follow with weekly updates

Posted by ThatBlondGuy101 on 11 March 2018 - 12:33 AM

Pm me your address, and we'll go from there...


I've got a glog going, the seeds you sent me a year ago are doing really quite well, I've got the Moruga Scorpion, and Habaneros growing along just fine!


Glad to hear your season was fruitful!