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The 10th Annual Hot Pepper Awards Winners Announced!


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#1477492 Maldivian Heart x Purple Bhut

Posted by Gorizza on Today, 09:27 AM

Some folks from WASCE have posted pictures of their pods this year, probably also from CP




#1477490 Maldivian Heart x Purple Bhut

Posted by Gorizza on Today, 09:26 AM

This year Puckerbutt sold F4 seed (from F3 plants) of an "experimental variety" called CP 120 - Maldivian Heart x Purple Bhut https://store.pucker...-purple-bhut-f2


Here is the official picture from Chris Phillips:






I germinated several seeds and am growing a plant at my house, and gave one to a friend. I saw his plant for the first time yesterday and was shocked to see that they are segregating for pod type!


This one is mine, with the Jolokia pod type:




And this is his with the Habanero pod type, those pods are HUGE:



Obviously I'm saving seeds from both.


#1476907 Gorizza's Excellent Adventure

Posted by Gorizza on 20 July 2017 - 10:10 AM

Found this guy guarding my front porch plants last night. Thanks buddy!




Here are some pics from my pots out behind where I work. There back here are

  • OW Trinidad Moruga Scorpion
  • CV "Tepin"
  • a wild chiltepin variety
  • Black Bhutlah
  • Bhut x Neyda
  • Carolina Reaper
  • Apocalypse Red
  • OW Habenero









#1476893 Tabasco Scorpion

Posted by Gorizza on 20 July 2017 - 09:17 AM

#1476655 2017+2018 AAS winners

Posted by Gorizza on 19 July 2017 - 01:51 PM

I went to the page shown for "Buy Winners", but I couldn't find either the Sweetie Pie or the Chili Pie, nor any reference to Clover Seed Co.  :confused:


Clover seed is a really small seed company in Hong Kong, here's a link to their site (its a pretty cute site!) https://www.cloverseed.com.hk/home


Park seed sells both varieties (I wonder if they are still F1... do you think Park Seed does the crosses every year required to make hybrid seed? Does clover send the seed to Park to sell?)





PS Cajun Belle is an awesome variety. they won AAS for Grow Star back in 2010

#1476651 Has anyone in the USA bought from these 2 vendors?

Posted by Gorizza on 19 July 2017 - 01:16 PM

I'm curious about Chilifee.de myself. I checked it out after seeing it in that Unvilla thread, theyve got a TON of varieties.

#1476448 2017+2018 AAS winners

Posted by Gorizza on 18 July 2017 - 06:19 PM

I hadn't heard of any of them. Mad hatter looks really cool, probably has some Bishop's Crown heritage?

Wouldn't mind growing it, but further generations may deviate from that look a fair bit. Wonder what the cross was?

Thanks for sharing!


The point would be that you would buy new seed and plant F1s every year. Not really the thing you would want to make selections and create an inbred line from (unless you want to, I know a lot of folks myself included do this as a hobby).


No clue what the parents were, but PanAmerican has a lot of germplasm. They call it a "Bishop's Crown" variety, so you can be sure at least one of its parents are haha.



You can't really blame the seed companies for working mostly on hybrid varieties. If it were up to us everyone would save seeds like we do and professional breeders would be out of a job. I for one am happy for all of the work that seed companies do trying out all of the possible crosses on a huge scale and picking the best ones with all the best traits for release. I am more than happy to support that. Its why I've been planting a handfull of Takii and Seminis varieties every year from new (bought) seed.

#1476424 2017+2018 AAS winners

Posted by Gorizza on 18 July 2017 - 05:24 PM

The 2018 AAS winners were announced recently, and although no varieties won in the "pepper" category this year, an ornamental pepper won in "flowers"


Takii Seed's "Onyx Red"http://all-americase...epper-onyx-red/






Because there was no AAS thread for last year (at least not in the search) I'll highlight last years winners as well


There were 4 AAS winners in "Pepper" last year:


PanAmerican Seed's "Aji Rico F1"http://all-americase...epper-aji-rico/



Clover Seed Co's "Chili Pie F1" - http://all-americase...pper-chili-pie/



Clover Seed Co's "Sweetie Pie F1" - http://all-americase...er-sweetie-pie/



PanAmerican Seed's "Mad Hatter F1" - http://all-americase...per-mad-hatter/









So what do you think? Have you had these varieties? Grown them in different Hardiness Zones? Are you more interested in getting seed now that they are AAS winners?

#1476414 Uvilla Grande chile

Posted by Gorizza on 18 July 2017 - 04:33 PM

Its a shame that the Griffin station has such an issue with viruses. I think you should try to germinate anyway.  Viruses aren't ALWAYS passed to seed, so if you can get any fruit set you might be able to recover virus-free seeds.


Or if you want... I could try to coach you through meristem-culture?



I'm a little confused: How did you originally come to PI188477 in the first place? and why did you change your mind about this being the correct PI?

#1475320 Chilli Pepper Pete's Dragon's Blood Mega/Ultra Hot (2 Products)

Posted by Gorizza on 14 July 2017 - 09:43 AM

Great review, and happy late birthday

#1474767 Eating Superhots!

Posted by Gorizza on 12 July 2017 - 09:15 AM

Not for everyone.




Any tricks for before eating? I've heard Milk-of-Magnesia and Bananas, but does anyone actually do that?

#1474226 Any rules of being vendor/selling?

Posted by Gorizza on 10 July 2017 - 09:38 AM

Good luck! Read up on the plant variety protection act, and then stay away from selling pvp seeds unless you are licensed to do so.


Warning, US Centric Question Incoming:


I was under the impression that most pepper breeders don't apply for PVP through the USDA, as they do not want to list the "full geneology" or pay the application fee of $4,382. In the US we have no "Plant breeder rights" beyond PVP.


I imagine you could find the list of PVPs awarded, and cross them off the list of varieties you want to grow. You'll be left with a list containing only unprotected varieties.

#1473745 Gorizza's Excellent Adventure

Posted by Gorizza on 08 July 2017 - 10:01 AM

Wanted to brag about this Black Bhutlah F3 I'm growing on my porch. Look at all those pods! Hope they fill in nicely.



#1473122 Best way to dry pods?

Posted by Gorizza on 05 July 2017 - 09:26 AM

I only sun dry , yes I don't have a dehydrator and I live in a arid area with 36-45 degree Celsius summer afternoons.


Choose your peppers for drying , like Guajillo, Cayenne and thin walled Baccatums like lemon Drops.







If I tried that it would look like this:


#1472060 Naga Viper vs Infinity

Posted by Gorizza on 01 July 2017 - 02:55 PM



Plot twist:  It's on his johnson.


"Here come tha Naga, baby!"


take it in, fellas