One of the Purple Naga Viper plants I gave to my Uncle has pods that ripen to brown. So purple plant with brown pods... Chocolate Purple Naga Viper, lol keeping seeds from these 2 pods I snagged from the plant when I was at his house this week.
For those not following my glog, they ended up a very bright red...
So, I gave one of my CPR plants to a friend this spring and it was producing more true to pheno chocolate pods. Plant is from the Same batch of seeds from Butch as the "Red Grenade" pods. Plant looks like hell as this friend is not a gardener at all, but I got it back from them and will be over wintering both plants.
This is in my Glog also, but my batch of 10 CPR Seeds direct from Butch produced one plant with completely off pheno red pods that just happened to be one of my keepers. If someone else had shown me this, I would have sworn they mislabeled it. It also doesn't look like anything else I grew this year. Ripening stages were Green > Orange > Red.
Another friend of mine that had one of my CPR plants from that same batch of seeds produced more true to pheno chocolate pods with tails...
Almost done with downsizing pots and cutting back. I've never tried to overwinter this many plants before, lol. It's a alot of work...
Hopefully they survive, if not, I have plenty of seeds. Although, all my isolated pods and flowers dropped with the leaf burn and drop session I had after my mistake of spraying for aphids during the hot mid day sun... Won't ever do that again. Set me back big-time this season. My plants came back bigger and better, but it was pretty late in the season. So all the seeds I have except my Blue Christmas, are non-isolated. Which is part of why I want to try and overwinter these plants.
Also taking some clones to try and root and give away.
Since these plants have been in and out the garage for a week or so now to protect from frost, the aphids are coming back big time. I'm going to spray them down good a couple times before I bring them inside for the winter.
I bought 30 3 gallon (2.2 actual gallon) nursery pots that arrived today to downsize my keepers for the winter. $11 something per ten pack, $36 shipped from Amazon, they are a Prime member only special. Normal price is $25 I think for $10.
Hey all, sorry for the lack of updates. I was traveling alot in August and September for work. My season is pretty much done here. Supposed to get down to 36f tonight. Probably have bout 10 days or so left.
It's been an awesome season though. Another good learning experience. Unfortunately now that my season is done, my plants are of course loaded with pods. Didn't get as many pods as I had hoped, but I did get a bunch of seeds for next season.
Oh, and a friend that had some of my plants got one with a CPR that grew true, so I snagged that plant back from them and it had one ripe pod on it, and I'll try to overwinter the plant also.
My first actual harvest this season. Going to dehydrate some and make some salsa with the others. Some of these, like the BTR are early pods so not quite the desired pheno, but new pods that are setting are spot on.
Well, this is rather disappointing; the small CPR plant pods are red:
But the pods are good size and, while not the classic Primo/Reaper shape, quite wrinkly and have great shoulders.
I believe this will be my overwinter plant.
Nah, that's not disappoining, that's exciting! We are all getting something different, so it's cool to see what each of us end up with. I'm going to overwinter mine as well and try to overwinter as many of my other plants as I have room for.