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#1535938 Pimenta De Neyde x Bonda Ma Jacques

Posted by PaulG on 08 March 2018 - 11:00 AM

Oh, yeah, Rick, those look great. Love the purple color, alright.
I hope they perform up to your expectations!

We got into Segovia today, after 30 hours of traveling and a short
Night in Madrid last night. Its nice to be here again in the heart of
a 15th century city.

#1534255 Pimenta De Neyde x Bonda Ma Jacques

Posted by PaulG on 03 March 2018 - 03:26 PM

I think this is all of them, I do have a couple plants that didn't get labeled somehow so once they flower we might have one or two more lol.

I ended up with three whites and three purples. Their leaves all just flattened back out from over watering, and the seem to have straightened up(like my hunchback brother)!

They look great, Andy - color and shape right on.

Nice and healthy.


Looking good peeps!


Mine are out in the wilds fending for themselves; my fingers are crossed!

I hope they are getting some good Texas Spring weather.

Can't wait to see flowers on those babies, Scott!


Bon Voyage buddy! We will keep them home fires burning for you. Have a blast and we will look forward to some great stories and pictures on your return ;)

Thanks, Lourens.  Segovia is a cool place, especially the old part of the city.

Lots to see and history to absorb.  Maybe I can sneak in an off-topic picture

once in a while  :shh:


Your grow is awesome this year, buddy - good luck getting through the grow

season with no calamities!


Can definitely see the PDN parentage in these F6 Purple pheno babies. Awesome colour foliage lads.
Good germ rates as well. [emoji106]

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Indeed, Sim. They look very robust and rarin' to go!

Glad to hear the germ rates are good.  


Been about a week since seeds hit soil. 2/4 PDN x Bonda white have popped.


So far none of the PDN x Bonda Purple have shown hooks. I love the color on these already. It just gets better, my friend!

Alright, Indigo! Hooks ahoy!  My purples took a while to germinate, too,

but I had very poor germ rates on my purple pod seed. Good luck going



Just out of curiosity and because it's important to share the right information...
We are growing a PDN x Bonda cross and not a Bonda x PDN?


Hey, Matt.  I have always thought of it as PDN x Bonda, but Tristen

can speak to paternal and maternal parentage better than I. What say,


#1533058 Pimenta De Neyde x Bonda Ma Jacques

Posted by PaulG on 28 February 2018 - 03:41 PM

Mine are still alive, and looking better. Nothing like the other plants in here though

Patience, my friend! Things sort of go at their own pace.
Your plants will be awesome!

#1533051 Pimenta De Neyde x Bonda Ma Jacques

Posted by PaulG on 28 February 2018 - 03:32 PM

This will probably be the last update until the end of June,
since we are going out of town for awhile. Our son is caretaking
house, plants and yard for us in the meantime. Ill try to check in
to the thread once in a while, so I hope everyone will keep their
progress updated so I can marvel at your mad skills!

The F4 plants still outpacing the F6 plants in terms of height. Overall
growth for both has slowed while the roots are busy exploring their
new containers. Once the roots begin to hit the sides of the pots, I
expect there will be a major growth spurt.

A couple of the F4 plants sort of caught a cold or something 🤧 and
developed some funky leaves a while back, but the new leaves seem
to have shaken it off.

Its hard to get a decent pic of the plants in a group, so I shot each
plant separately.

F4 plants:




F6 plants:




Thats all for now, unless something unusual happens in the next week!
Good growing to all 👍 may there be heat in your futures soon 🔥

#1530933 Pimenta De Neyde x Bonda Ma Jacques

Posted by PaulG on 24 February 2018 - 03:00 PM

My 3 Whites and 3 Purples


Looking great!!!

Indeed, they are, Dan!  Nice and healthy looking  :party: 

#1530247 Pimenta De Neyde x Bonda Ma Jacques

Posted by PaulG on 22 February 2018 - 12:54 PM

Nice OW plant Paul! Is it your experience that the purple variety has a more vigorous growing habit? I planted the same number of seeds for the white and purple, and had all the seeds for the purple germinate, but only one for the white so far.

Interesting, just the opposite for my grow!

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I see more differences between the F4 and F6 plants.


The F5 plants were very uniform last season.  The purple

pod seed came from one plant and the others came from

thew other three plants.  


The focus for me is seeing whether the purple pod seed

plants actually produce pods that stay more purple, or if

that was just a sporadic result of climate/weather/germina-

tion timing/etc.

#1529985 PeriPeri's Grow 2018: South Africa

Posted by PaulG on 21 February 2018 - 06:08 PM

Poblanos are great in Chilis Rellenos. I have used the red and
green ones in salsas and salads. Both green and red are good
roasted. You could use the red ones anywhere you would use
a bell pepper, and they add a nice touch to sauces. Pepper Joe
has a nice chocolate variety called Mulato Isleño.

#1529802 Pimenta De Neyde x Bonda Ma Jacques

Posted by PaulG on 20 February 2018 - 11:49 PM

It's looking really nice Paul. Are you going to trim the flowers or let it go?
My OW plants are trying to go straight to pod production as well. Heck they just got going again... My theory is to let the plant do it's thing. 

Hey,Scott! I imagine that I will let them go.
I suspect that most will just fall off. Some may
actually set pods before late June. At any rate,
The plant is in it for the long haul to plant-out.
Will be interesting to see what happens under
the T5HO between now and late June!

#1529708 Pimenta De Neyde x Bonda Ma Jacques

Posted by PaulG on 20 February 2018 - 03:56 PM

The over-wintered F5 got some root pruning and a
bit of fresh Fox Farms mix along with a little haircut.
In the process I discovered flower buds emerging all
over the plant. A bit of a surprise, for sure.

Canopy view. It has to share light with the F5 and F6
since they were potted up to their #2 nursery pots:

Some closer views of the buds. I tried to eliminate the dis-
tracting garage backgrounds but thats life in a garage grow:




#1529704 PeriPeri's Grow 2018: South Africa

Posted by PaulG on 20 February 2018 - 03:26 PM

+1 Trent!

Amazing pod porn, my friend 🔥💥🤯

#1529662 PeriPeri's Grow 2018: South Africa

Posted by PaulG on 20 February 2018 - 11:28 AM

I'm speechless, Lourens - your grow log

is really rocking along!  Wonderful pix

as well; some really gnarly looking pods  :flamethrower:


Lots of really great varieties, and it looks

like everything is going well.  Good job

taling care of the weeds - and avoiding

the spiders and snakes! That's quite a

setup you have put together!


#1529171 Pimenta De Neyde x Bonda Ma Jacques

Posted by PaulG on 18 February 2018 - 01:14 PM

All's right in the AeroGarden, Rick!  

:party:  Welcome to live action for the season!


Love those AG units!


Hope it's a banner year for you - that soil

amending should pay off handsomely in the

seasons to come!

#1528906 Pimenta De Neyde x Bonda Ma Jacques

Posted by PaulG on 17 February 2018 - 04:49 PM

Selected eight plants, four each F4 (seed from F-3 Fall 2015)
and F6, for potting up to #2 containers (about 1.7 gallons U.S.)
Added a bit of Osmocote and some bone meal and watered in
with B-1. Nary a droopy leaf 😁 You might be able to see the
general phenotype differences between the two strains. Sort of
hard to see in this angle.

The F-4 plants:

The F-6 plants:
I went for the large pots because the plants will be in these until late June.

This is where they will have to spend the Spring. Not the best
accomodations, but will keep them alive, hopefully:

#1528539 Pimenta De Neyde x Bonda Ma Jacques

Posted by PaulG on 16 February 2018 - 02:07 PM

Just looking at your pics I would also suggest bottom feeding to get rid of that silica and dark brown build up from top watering.

Looking good so far...won't be long before they enter explode mode and really take off with a growth spurt.

+1 on the bottom watering!


That and up-potting early is something I like to do.

Yeah I shouldnt have went from the peat and paper towels to those trays, I was trying to save room and only run one light for a while.

I was trying to bottom water and not all the cells would soak up water, maybe I just wasn't giving them enough, idk.

I transplanted one tray last night, then I guess I'm coming down with a sinus infection or something. So I bottom watered the other two trays, I will wait for them to dry a little before I transplant the other trays I guess.


Purple still sprouting, I put him in some dirt. I hope the helmet comes off cause I suck at helmet head surgery!

Great advice all around.  I like to bottom water, except when fertilizing,

then I water from the top to make sure the nutrients are distributed

throughout the pot.   Sometimes I have to spray the soil to wet it so

the water soaks in right away.


As for potting up, I'm putting the final eight into #2 nursery pots starting

today. Little roots are showing at the cutouts in the bottom of the 18 oz.

beverage cups.  they will be in these pots until end of June plant-out.


Just sowed 8 seeds of white and 8 seeds of purple. Will keep yall updated!


Alright, Indigo - welcome to the show!  


Good luck with the germination...

#1527930 Pimenta De Neyde x Bonda Ma Jacques

Posted by PaulG on 14 February 2018 - 04:48 PM

Nice work Paul! And thanks for having us :dance:


I hope I haven't posted this before ;) ​Welcome to my world, Scott!  :rofl: 


To me it seems the Purple is closer in growth habit to a true PDN, which I'm growing as well. Taller, with more space between the nodes, and slightly smaller leaves. The White is squatter, with larger leaves.

That describes the phenotype of the F4 plants perfectly.

The seed came from an ultra-white pod in 2015.


Very interesting  :think: my friend!


Here's a picture of two of the babies. Got a few more ofcourse but these are the biggest until now. No real purple color yet but it's getting a small tan :)

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They are nice, and dark, Bernd, and little true leaves

trying to emerge in between  :party: Whoo-hoo!


Looking great !!

Thanks for looking in, Neil!


Glad you are checking up on the progress

of Tristen's cross!


Wow, great update Paul...looking fantastic.

Looking good on your end, as well, Dan!  :clap:


Nice healthy plants Scott, getting ready to " smash " it buddy.

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Finally joining the party got hooks on the F6 Purple, we're in the mix. [emoji41]

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Yeah, Scott leads the way, alright! That warm Tejas Spring

will work it's magic on Scott's plants!


:party: hooks! Seeds are not sterile!  Just Kidding, a little, I always

hold my breath. It will be interesting to see what kind of germination

percentage folk get.


Top - white
Bottom - purple


Think this is a white, can't remember though  :welcome: to my world.


Got another couple sproting finally too 


Good news, Andy, passing the Point of No Return, buddy!