Had an amazing opening day this past Saturday in Virginia for bow season. All the hard work I put in over the past year preparing stands and paths paid off. Was able to harvest two deer and two different stands on Saturday.
Don't get me wrong. I do think the phenotype that you displayed is the most correct. Here is the thing, Mr. Duffy's site said the seeds he had were from fifth generation. I suspect the seed stock you started with was further down the line. At a time when the creator landed on that shape. So since yours look like the creators, it is the most appropriate phenotype. But what about the other phenotypes? Lets look at Chocolate Bhutlah SM.
Seeds were officially released for this season. Photos folk have shared show two distinctly different phenotype. Folk will selectively seed save for the phenotype they think is most accurate. The seed stock will wind up in seed trains, traded and what not. Meanwhile, back at Puckerbutt, they will be doing the same to get a stable shape. At some point, they will have a stable appearance and that phenotype will be most accurate.
Ah but what about the other shape? People purchased it from the developers as Chocolate Bhutlah SM. Are those peppers no longer Chocolate Bhutlah SM? See what I mean?
Think on things like the elongated chocolate bubblegum. Is it a chocolate bubblegum? Or the large red bubblegum that I think Pepper Lover developed. I forget if she put her initials behind it but remember she sells them. Is it not a bubblegum?
BTW: Not arguing with you at all. Love your posts. Very much liking this conversation. Just trying to demonstrate that different phenotype by the same name do exist. Heck, look at how many people were like Ye that looks right. I think the best thing for seed folk to do is to photograph the source of their seeds so the buyer knows what they are getting. Oh, and try their best to present accurate information.
That last part being why I love conversations like this. So much for me to learn.
Yeah no arguing here at all, I just hate everyone naming new peppers because they are mutts and didn't grow true. I am not sure which generation of Jay's I had for peach but I was the first to post the red and peach to this site many years ago. Since they are not far from me in distance a local nursery sells their plants.
I cut down the number of species this year by a good 30%, very bored with all the new stuff and fly by night naming.