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In Topic: Rascals!

20 July 2019 - 06:40 PM

This rascal is starting to earn my grudging respect.


I was finally able to sample one of these (just one, that's all they've let me get to).


It's not a heatless Cayenne.  It was packing a regular level of Cayenne heat.


Now, they're starting to eat more and more of this plant's peppers.






This guy can't weigh more than one pound.!


Pound for Pound, he might actually be giving me a run for my money in terms of pepper consumption this year.  :)

In Topic: First Cross!

20 July 2019 - 03:46 PM

I've got 6 F2 versions of the Junk Yard Mutt going this year.


They all look pretty similar so far.  The pod shape is similar to a banana pepper, and the pods are all ripening to red.


I'm not seeing any yellow pods, or button-shaped pods.


Here's an example:




I know this cross is boring compared to all the other gnarley crosses going on around THP, but I'm seeing some traits I like in this pepper.


First off, most of the F2's seem to like my Gulf Coast weather.  Not every annuum likes my climate.  I try to stay on the look-out for annuums that are comfortable with my climate.


I like this pod shape better than the button pod shape of the Jamaican Yellow Mushroom.  It's more versatile.


Several are showing nice productivity, although it's not a giant plant.  It seems to top out at +/- 24".  But, for that size, it's productive.


I am seeing (perceiving or perhaps mis-perceiving) some variation in heat and flavor.  I have one or two peppers that seem to have more banana pepper flavor.  Other examples have more Jamaican Yellow Mushroom flavor.  I don't have any heatless, but there seems to be some variation in heat (although that may even out as the year wears on).


I haven't been isolating any of the pods.  I sort-of envision this variety as a landrace.  I may regret that decision, but this pepper provides a great opportunity to learn about the consequences of that choice.

In Topic: What kind of bug/insect is this?

19 July 2019 - 11:22 PM

Thanks for the info. Do you know if they affect Bell Peppers also? I've been having some issues with a bunch of rotten bell peppers as well.




As a general rule of thumb, the more common varieties of Bell Pepper are going to struggle in deep Southern humid climates.


Also, the stink bugs tend to cluster as a brood when they're young (as pictured).


So, the stink bugs are an issue, but if you haven't noticed a brood of stink bugs menacing your Bell Peppers, then it's not uncommon for us to struggle with the common Bell Peppers in the Deep South.

In Topic: Pimenta De Neyde x Bonda Ma Jacques

19 July 2019 - 04:29 PM


Reading the product description for this flashlight leaves no doubt that English is *NOT* the native language for the author.  :)

In Topic: Dying plants

19 July 2019 - 12:05 AM

It looks like basic heat stress at first glance.


Then I pulled up the weather for LAX.  Wow!  You guys have been having some amazing weather compared to the rest of the country (assuming you're from Huntington Beach, CA).


So, anyways, if your weather has been at all similar to LAX, it shouldn't be heat stress. :)