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Seed Train opinions and feedback

17 December 2017 - 11:46 PM

With the conclusion of the final train imminently approaching, I am curious about participants opinions. After all, I certainly dont conduct these for my health and I contribute far more seed than I ever remove. So it must be my obsession of spreading the variety of taste and heat where ever possible.

At times I have found it questionable whether it was really worth it and whether or not to continue, especially after the great train robbery 2 years back.


So this is basically a chance to offer opinions as well as criticism of the train and or trains you may have participated in. Since the 1st one I have basically taken a model that was already running and built from that. Rules and procedures were modified as an in progress process to what is running today.




30 November 2017 - 10:54 PM

So, it has come to this.


What follows will undoubtedly have some of you shaking your heads in disbelief and I really couldn't blame you.


I would gladly take an aphid infestation off someones hands right now.

Yes, you read correctly. If someone showed up on my doorstep with a plant melting from aphids. I would gladly take it right down to my grow room.


To anyone who has read any of my aphid threads 2 and 3 years ago would think I tossed a head gasket or threw a rod. I just witnessed a small infestation that was growing get annihilated and I didn't even lift a finger. Way better than lady bugs and lady bug larvae, Azamax or Pyrethrum or even Guardian.



Moldy pods

05 November 2017 - 04:30 PM

I have gotten them, I know anyone else who has contact with moderate volumes of pods has also gotten them.

I myself generally toss them without a second thought. anyone else?


Are they really not good or just a figment of our imagination. what about volume producers? I am certain they do not go through every pod of the thousands they work with to assure no pods with mold get through. And if they dry them for flake or powder in tact, they would never know, or would you.


I could go on and on but this is one of those domino subjects that could get pretty grotesque.


Chocolate ID

14 October 2017 - 04:30 PM

I am not even going to toss specific names into this as, just the mere mentioning of varieties taints the pool of your seasoned theories. I came home from work last week and a nice box of mostly chocolate peppers was waiting for me. Among them was this group that I have segregated for possible seed extraction.


"Your mission, should you choose to accept it" is to reply what these look like to you.



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Chili meet

08 October 2017 - 12:51 PM

I mentioned this some time back and it seemed to get a favorable response. So, I am going to throw it out again and based on the feedback I will determine whether or not to seriously pursue it.


There are a lot of chiliheads/ chili cultivars in the Midwest. We know many of them from our contacts through the forum, but only by their typing ability.

I am curious as to who might be interested in attending an event if I can put it together.

This is only ground floor planning at this point and everything is susceptible to implementation and or change.


I have for a few years been interested in promoting a chili fest, this may be the cornerstone in that progression.