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PaulG

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#1498762 Growdown Throwdown 2017 Aji Lemon Drop!

Posted by PaulG on 14 October 2017 - 10:21 PM

Impressive Jeremy!

+1, Scottie!


#1498761 PaulG 2017

Posted by PaulG on 14 October 2017 - 10:15 PM

Thanks for the visit, fellas!

Looks like a lot of pepper processing work. Great stuff. Enjoyed your glog.

  
Thanks, qandeel. Its enough work that I am sort of glad
When its all over!

Boy, that's a lot of powder Paul! I'd declare your grow a success. will you use any of your Ancho powder to make a chili powder blend?
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Thats the plan, Rick - I might try to make some kind
of dry rub or something as well.

You got that powda!

  
😋 thanks, bud!

Just a crazy amount of powder there!
 
Plenty to warm the cooler, and colder months :P

Hey, Scott! Next step is blending them to make
some nice combinations.

Aji Amarillos getting some color on in the morning sun:
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Some red-colored BOC and big Scorpions in my
next door neighbors grow:
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#1498497 Growdown Throwdown 2017 Aji Lemon Drop!

Posted by PaulG on 13 October 2017 - 11:28 PM

About 41/2 quarts of dried, deseeded Aji Lemon Drop pods:

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220 grams of powder, and about as much flakes:
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Still some more on the bush - some sun this weekend may ripen up a few more...




#1498428 PaulG 2017

Posted by PaulG on 13 October 2017 - 07:01 PM

Mostly sunny and cool - 34˚F (1˚C )last night, 36˚F tonight and 39˚F Saturday night.
Then lows up into the 40's for 4 or 5 days, with high's in the 50's and 60's (10-15˚C).
 
Hoping for a bit of a harvest by Sunday or Monday, then that should about do it.
Some plants soldier on, like the Aji Amarillos, still flowering and setting pods!
 
Meantime, some powder making going on; lots of sneezing included  :D
 

Scotch Bonnet MoA: 
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105 grams of power:
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Aji Lemon Drop:
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220 grams of powder:
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Smoked Yellow Scorpions and BOC:
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195 grams of powder:
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Costeño Amarillo makes brilliant, mustard colored powder:
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Smoked Padrons with Smoked Poblano - 152 grams of powder:
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Smoked Mulato Isleño with Smoked Padrons:
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#1498135 PaulG 2017

Posted by PaulG on 12 October 2017 - 01:17 PM

+1 on Paul's comments John... I'm happy with what I got from you. They're at least Bonnet-hot and flavored, and very prolific. Every pod's a victory...

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Couldn't have said it better myself, brother!

 

I need to keep that last point in mind, sometimes

maybe I expect too much.  All-in-all, it's turned out

to be a decent season. Most of the old standbys pulled

it through. I still might coax a few more ripe pods by

the end of the weekend  ;)  ;)




#1498131 Pimenta De Neyde x Bonda Ma Jacques

Posted by PaulG on 12 October 2017 - 01:02 PM

This is what I wanted to post.

The total harvest was about a quart and one-half (1.42 liters dry volume)

of dried pods. 

 

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The powder is slightly lighter than the lighting shows in this image:
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Total powder weight is 105 grams (3.7 ounce) from three plants; the last is

still in final stages of ripening; will be a slow process from now on.

 



#1498129 Growdown Throwdown 2017 Aji Lemon Drop!

Posted by PaulG on 12 October 2017 - 12:50 PM

Final harvest, plant cut... 181g + 914g = 1,095g total

Nice run, Dennis! Mine will go down this coming weekend unless

something really strange happens  ;)

 

372

 

389g

 

Keep em' coming, Eric. Never say die!




#1498128 PaulG 2017

Posted by PaulG on 12 October 2017 - 12:46 PM

Lots of late season bonnets rolled in during the past few sunny days:

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The champion JA Red Habanero - two and one-half 
by one and one-fourth inches. Thanks, Devv/WalkGood!:
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We are into a solid few days of rain, then forecast for a nice weekend.  

Will be close to last gasp for pod ripening.

 

Hope everyone's season in the northern hemisphere is winding down

gracefully, and that the southern hemisphere brethren are roaring into Spring!




#1497765 Growdown Throwdown 2017 Aji Lemon Drop!

Posted by PaulG on 10 October 2017 - 05:08 PM

Rainy days coming, so grabbed a few more:
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107.875 grams

New total : 1608.875 grams

Perhaps a few more to harvest before the bitter end.


#1497320 Pimenta De Neyde x Bonda Ma Jacques

Posted by PaulG on 08 October 2017 - 07:25 PM

MoA Bonnets have been rolling in. A few days of
showers mid-week will slow that down; hopefully
a few nice days beyond that:
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The champion JA Red Habanero - two and one-half
by one and one-fourth inches:
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#1497169 PaulG 2017

Posted by PaulG on 08 October 2017 - 10:42 AM

I am gutted for you both ... sorry my seed last season was all over the place but if it helps I have red elongated yellow MoA and red/Orange Matthew Arthur's Peach SB this season ....  :rofl:  :rofl:

It's no big deal, John.  By selecting the best A+ pods each

season, the phenotypes will improve.  At least that's what

happened when I grew Trippa's TFM Bonnet for a few seasons.

 

Some of the later pods have had great phenotypes.  I think that

growing more than one of a specimen really increases the chances

of true phenotype pod production. Of the four plants I grew, one

had predominately close-to-true pods, and one had almost all 'mutants'.




#1496979 PaulG 2017

Posted by PaulG on 07 October 2017 - 01:33 PM

Looking good Paul! What you call wannabe scorpions look an awful lot like the scotch brains I'm growing this year. 
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The wanna be's pods are smooth; how about the ScotchBrains? 

 

My Bonnets have a more nubbly texture. I should ask John about this.

Some great pods have come forth recently, seemingly out of nowhere!




#1496972 PaulG 2017

Posted by PaulG on 07 October 2017 - 01:23 PM

Cheers Paul! We're far enough inland that high winds from the offshore tropical storms aren't a problem. The additional warmth is very welcome though, because it's helping ripen the bountiful green pods I still have coming here.  Hooray!  :cheers:  cheers for an extended Fall grow season!
Nice powders! That'll put away a little summer sunshine for the gray, cold winter days.
It looks like we're in about the same place in our harvest. First frost here is usually sometime after Columbus day, so after Monday we're on "angel time." [emoji2]

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Our 10% probability date is Oct. 11.  We don't hit the 50% probability until Nov. 2. 
 
By Thanksgiving, we are at about 85% probability. Brrrrr.
 
The past three nights have ranged from high 38 to 51˚   :crazy:  Go figure!




#1496967 Growdown Throwdown 2017 Aji Lemon Drop!

Posted by PaulG on 07 October 2017 - 01:11 PM

Tiny harvest. Probably the routine until frost:
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81 grams

New total: 1501 grams


#1496950 PaulG 2017

Posted by PaulG on 07 October 2017 - 11:01 AM

Nice harvest. What are the 3 black pods on the last picture?

Thanks for the update.

Those are Mulato Isleño, a chocolate poblano variety.

 

Thanks for looking in, qandeel!