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#1555976 Pimenta De Neyde x Bonda Ma Jacques

Posted by PaulG on Yesterday, 06:15 AM

Nice looking plants everyone.

I agree, my friend! If you would like some seed for next season, just let me know
and I will send some when I get back home.

Have been getting in some nice walks in around Segovia.
The system of walking and biking paths all around the city
is very well-developed. Pretty typical of Europe in general,
in my experience.

#1555217 Pimenta De Neyde x Bonda Ma Jacques

Posted by PaulG on 24 May 2018 - 03:41 AM

Here's my biggest one, white pheno. They grow considerably slower than my other plants but that's probably the Chinense in them. They look so pretty though
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That plant definitely looks pretty, Bernd! Should be quite a bit bigger by now.

my plants doing ok now.

I think that is quite a bit better than okay, my friend!

just found my other plant from the other variety. its not as dark as the other plant.

A little sun should darken that up just fine!

Those look superb, brother! Nice and dark...

Got em in the ground!
They're gettin' there and showing new growth after one day already. :woohoo:

Those should be a lot bigger by now - they look awesome

Here's mine
Started indoors under T5's
Been outside 3 weeks now and placed in raised bed 5 days ago.

Thats what we like to see - beautiful plants in the ground! Showing some nice branching.

It is really great to see folks having such good success with Tristens
amazing cross. It will be good to see some awesome pods and harvests
As the season rolls on. Thanks to everyone who is taking part in this global
experiment. And for keeping us posted on how they are doing - good work!

#1554533 Pimenta De Neyde x Bonda Ma Jacques

Posted by PaulG on 21 May 2018 - 03:09 AM

Alright, good to see some PNW plants in the ground!

I cant wait to see my plants when we return to PNW;
they have been under lights (T5HO) since they sprouted.
They are in #2 cans, but Im sure they are more than ready
to be outside in larger containers. I saw a pic of them a while
back, and noticed a few pods on them. Hope they can hold
out until we get home.

Should be rollin into our neighborhood in about a month or a
little more. Keep up the good work with Tristen's cross, everyone!

#1552270 Pimenta De Neyde x Bonda Ma Jacques

Posted by PaulG on 10 May 2018 - 03:28 AM

Good work, fellas. Nice plants - healthy and robust!

#1552075 Pimenta De Neyde x Bonda Ma Jacques

Posted by PaulG on 09 May 2018 - 03:04 AM

My earliest purple pod looks to be lightening up. So they should all go white if they stay on course?

That would be my guess, Scott. I think the main difference is the pod shape, but that could be an anomoly, I suppose my short grow season could have had something to do with the purple pods - it would have been nice to let them go another couple of weeks last season to see if they turned white. It will be interesting to see the results this year with all the people growing the cross.

Hoping to hear from Tristen one of these days to see how his are turning out.

#1551955 Pimenta De Neyde x Bonda Ma Jacques

Posted by PaulG on 08 May 2018 - 05:12 PM

Ahh, thanks for clearing up the confusion that I started LOL. So do the purple pods stay purple or do they ripen to white too?

No problem, my friend! I think the purple should ripen to white,
If the grow season is long enough.

#1551813 Pimenta De Neyde x Bonda Ma Jacques

Posted by PaulG on 08 May 2018 - 04:15 AM

Here is my lone plant. Potted up about a week ago. seems healthy but hasn't started growing again yet. I assume its still getting its feet under it.
Dark Dark Dark...I hope the plant keeps this color once it gets outside.

The summer sun will darken the plants nicely. I suspect yours will
hold that nice dark color no problem!

Venti for reference....
Btw, I don't think there's a need to categorize as white or purple anymore. These are purple and mature to white. Paul saved seeds from immature purple pods that were around at the end of the season. Labelling purple and white was just too keep tabs on germ rates i.e. do immature pods have viable seeds. The seeds whether white or purple should grow the same plant, generally.

The purple seed pods came from a different plant than the white seed pods.
The former plant lagged about two weeks behind the latter at each stage of growth.
The pods had slightly different phenotypes as Scott noted. The purples more blunt
in general, and the whites more pointed. Of course there were exceptions in both cases.
My aim is to get large, pointy white pods, but the purple pheno is interesting, so I kept the two
separate. Well see what we see!

Wow! That's a biggin', Ryan. That's very interesting. I don't know the whole "white vs purple" story but I started my purple later than the white. My white is more "squat" and darker while the purple is lankier. The purple has since caught up with the white, but the white is sturdier. Here are my lil guys.
White on left, purple on right.
I'm not disagreeing with you, Ryan. I just notice that my two are different. I'll have to read the origin story.

I noted the same difference in my plants last season - maybe it is significant, maybe not.
If I remember correctly, the purple plants started to put out branches earlier than
the white plants in January this season. I am not sure what the difference is now.
I will get a look at them in another five or six weeks!

I've been following the Pimenta De Neyde x Bonda Ma Jacques thread for a while now. This is really a beautiful variety that I would love to grow myself some day! :)

I will send you some seeds when I get back in late June. Keep in touch til then.
Thanks for the interest in Tristens cross.

#1546340 Pimenta De Neyde x Bonda Ma Jacques

Posted by PaulG on 18 April 2018 - 10:29 AM

Pod update, Purple strain:
White plant.
Purple gal...

Way cool, Scottie! Love the early poddage. The white pheno
looks just like the pods the seed came from. Eeeeha! Really
nice forks on the purple, and great branching on the white seed
plant! Both looking true to phenotype. Good work, my friend!

Trying to upload another bit of Segovia. You cant swing a cat without
hitting a 12-14th century Romanesque church in Segovia. There are
around 20, in a really small area. This is the Iglesia de San Juan de los
Caballeros (St. John of the Knights.) This particular part of Segovia is
called the Knights Quarter, where the Knights/Barons had their palaces.
The churches were designed as much for defense as for worship. Our
rented flat is about a 2-minute walk from this church.

#1546337 Pimenta De Neyde x Bonda Ma Jacques

Posted by PaulG on 18 April 2018 - 10:14 AM

Babies be growin'

They're gonna get some new shoes today or tomorrow.

Alright, John, those should really kick into high gear with
some new shoes. Good luck going forward, bro!

#1546336 Pimenta De Neyde x Bonda Ma Jacques

Posted by PaulG on 18 April 2018 - 10:12 AM

My Whites and Purples upgraded to 1 gallon pots last week or so.


Awesome, Dan - really great looking plants. Good luck
hardening them off in the PNW Spring!

#1545063 Pimenta De Neyde x Bonda Ma Jacques

Posted by PaulG on 13 April 2018 - 12:47 PM

Beautiful shot Paul! Right now the world needs more of the Roman ingenuity reintroduced  ;) 

Yes, amazing indeed. Built with no mortar almost 2000 years ago.
14,965 meters long, about 20,400 stones. Height maximum is
28.1 meters. 166 arches. Pretty impressive. The top water bearing
channel has been refurbished a number of times, and there is a stone
describing some repair work in the 1800s. It was still a functioning water
system in the early 1900s. The main original use was to supply water to the
Roman fortress which later became known as the Alcazar. Those Italians
really got around!

#1544578 Pimenta De Neyde x Bonda Ma Jacques

Posted by PaulG on 11 April 2018 - 02:04 PM

The one in the back right was a helmet-head until just before the photo. Probably would have grown out of it on its own, but I used a little dad spit on it.

I'll make the same offer I did in the PDSB thread. I want to keep two or three for myself, but will share the others for the price of postage for a SFRB. Once they're big enough to leave home.

Off to a great start, those look nice and healthy!
Rock on, brothah!

A shot of the Roman acqueduct in Segovia:

#1544005 Pimenta De Neyde x Bonda Ma Jacques

Posted by PaulG on 09 April 2018 - 12:57 PM

Did some searching and found them...spelling is Piparras which refers to a type of pepper. Searching revealed the true name: guindilla peppers.

Now to look around for some seed. Thanks Paul :cheers:

Found them on Amazon. Order placed. Hoping to get these in the ground for this yr.

Good work, Dan! Now I remember, guindillas was the name a person told me when we were in Spain 30 years ago. Go figure. Ill try to find some fresh ones and get some seeds. I also want to bring back some more Padron seeds. Ill look for some in some some seed vendors as well. They have massive red bell peppers as well, Ill get some seeds from one to bring back, too.

#1543885 Pimenta De Neyde x Bonda Ma Jacques

Posted by PaulG on 09 April 2018 - 06:20 AM

I just planted a few seeds that Scott (Devv) sent to me. Don't yet know what generation. Will update when they hook.

Those should be seeds from the F5 plants, so you are growing out F6.
Hope they do spectacularly well for you, my friend! I look forward to seeing
Your magic touch with them 😉

#1543703 Pimenta De Neyde x Bonda Ma Jacques

Posted by PaulG on 08 April 2018 - 03:05 PM

Hi Paul, Those pickled peppers look great... please see if you can identify them.

I want to grow and pickle for next year.

You're not missing the weather here enjoy yourself.

Hey, Dan. I asked a vendor, and he said they were piperonas.
I think thets The spelling. I suspect they are pepperocini or a
close relative. Your plants look great.