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Boy. I'm willing to try just about anything I don't have!
In particular, I'd take douglah or other dark 7-pot, any yellow (and tasty) superhot, any baccatums, any crazy hybrids, any wilds and anything you think I'd dig!
This DOES look good! I was really eyeballing it last time...noticing the homemade Fatalii x Red Savina hot sauce. I have seeds for that variety but have never grown it. How is that pepper? Delicious looking breakfast, HM01!
It's a good one, for sure. It combines the best attributes of the RS (sweet and fruity) and the fatalii (sharp citrusy punch). imo, it's hotter than either parent as well. And it's really productive.
Hahaha! Nice pics ^! What do you plan on doing with it? Keep it as a mash, make sauce, something else? I've only done one "straight pepper" ferment before. My very first ferment, actually. It was all yellow Fataliis, and I ended up making it into a mango/pineapple sauce
I made both mashes into sauce on Saturday and then canned them both on Sunday. (I got busy on Sunday and forgot to post pics of the final product, but I intend to soon.) I just added a few cups of white vinegar and maybe 1.5 T salt to each and then simmered and blended them.
They turned out better than I expected! I was shooting for a tabasco-type sauce since salty, vinegary sauces are my go-to. The flavors of the peppers really shines through. The Scotch bonnet one, especially, was a pleasant surprise. Really brilliant, bright bonnet aroma and flavor. A real eye opener!
I plan on using some of the 8oz. jars I made as bases for other sauces, too. A sweet mango habanero barbecue glaze is tops on the list.
I have at least nine 8oz. jars of each. And I still have three half gallon jars of mash waiting to process. I have no intentions of ever using three gallons (WTF?! ) of hot sauce. If you'd like to try a few of them, let me know. It's my first sauce, so I'm looking for feedback.
Either too much fertilizer or herbicide damage. I've had both scenarios produce plants that looked exactly the same.
Herbicide damage, specifically 24D tends to make newer leaves curl, be much smaller and look deformed.
Remember herbicide can come from a variety of sources:
applicator drift. 24D-like chemicals can travel a 1/4 mile with minimal wind, effecting all broadleaf plants with [tiny] ppm exposure
compost (herbicide used on grass clippings for example) then put in compost
manure, animals eat hay or green foliage that has been treated with Tordon
any Tordon-like chemical applied to soil, composted or passed through an animal can last up to 7 yrs
I believe there is still a class action law suit against DOW chemical re: the above point
I agree100%. If no mites can be found this is classic growth regulator herbicide (2,4-d) damage.
I remember back in the day when I used to try to help folks who posted pics of similarly damaged plants. It seemed my advice always got drowned out by everyone screaming "MITES!" (even though no one had identified them or even looked yet).
People don't seem to realize how far 2,4-d vapor can travel in the air or how even a tiny amount can cause significant damage. The problem is, people see the damage and reflexively spray pesticides. Then, when the herbicide has worked its way out of the plant's system and the plants start looking normal again, they claim victory and assume the spraying did the trick. That reinforces the habit.
Ugh. Sometimes people need to take a step back and concentrate on determining the causative factor. And then decide on a course of action. Even if it's just chilling out, drinking a beer and pinching off some ugly leaves.
Hey, youz guys! Cactus cuttings are shipping this week. Here's a list of some of the things you'll need:
-Dru (getting three pachanois) will need three ~1 gallon pots
-bp, Cheri and OCD will need one ~two gallon pot (macrogonus), one ~1 gallon pot (pachanoi) and one (or two) ~6" pot(s) (Somebody is getting two bridgesii cuttings, but I can't remember who right now. )
-potting soil. The stuff you use for peppers will work great - with a few mods.
-If you use living or complete soil, cut nutrients to about 1/3 . (If you use inert soil, wait until late spring before feeding.)
-Add more perlite. 1 part perlite : 3 parts soil ought to do it.
-Get some garden lime (hydrated horticultural by Hi-Yield is what I use. It's available at just about every garden center I've been to. Otherwise Amazon. It's cheap and you'll be using it as long as you grow mountain cacti.) Add a few Tbsp per gallon of finished mix. I wouldn't recommend the the pelletized fast release stuff.
That should be it for now. Once your cuttings arrive, unwrap them and put them in a dry, shady spot. Any damage inflicted by the USPS will need a few weeks to dry and callus.