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#1644264 Growdown Throwdown 2019 Sri Lanka - Chilli Red!

Posted by Pepper-Guru on Today, 09:35 PM

I'm good with it...
Here's that Orange pheno:
We're saving some seeds and going to make flake with them.
The current GD plant:
Hanging around in mid to high 90's
This is what I like, it just don't care how hot it is :P

Nice! Those are winners!!! Sri Lanka Chili Orange!!!!

#1644169 Guru's Garden - Traveling the World in Search of Peppers

Posted by Pepper-Guru on Today, 11:47 AM


I'd believe you even if you told me I could get different phenotypes on the same plant.


Hey, were you able to get the full-text article for the BER study you link above? I tried but no one ever responded. I'd like to see it all to sort out some of the "what came first, the chicken or the egg?" conclusions.


As in. "From a review of the relevant literature it is concluded that Ca2+ deficiency is not the cause but a result of blossom-end rot (BER) in tomato and pepper fruit."


I need someone cooler than myself to hook me up on access for the full texts!

#1644163 Growdown Throwdown 2019 Sri Lanka - Chilli Red!

Posted by Pepper-Guru on Today, 10:47 AM

Well the last of my seeds have not budged. Same thing with other seeds I got during the very cold snap, probably didnt like the extreme cold with the Mail.

Those that did grow were week and slow and didnt last, so Im out :(

Even the one I transplanted outside did not last.





That sucks! I'm not convinced it was the cold weather during transit though as no one else experienced issues with germination. Good luck on these!


am I allowed to choose a new plant as the first one is dead?





Not really, but I'm ok with it if everyone else is. What say you guys? Should we let him continue on with his only living plant?

#1644133 Guru's Garden - Traveling the World in Search of Peppers

Posted by Pepper-Guru on Today, 08:09 AM


#1644132 Pimenta De Neyde x Bonda Ma Jacques

Posted by Pepper-Guru on Today, 08:08 AM

Hey, Rich. I really dig the color, even though
they are more yellow than white. I am a little
disappointed in the size. I think it must have
to do with the small pots they are in.

I cant wait to see what your plants produce, buddy!


They are going nuts...


Also out of my two violets the one is showing that incredible fasciation!!! I let her go and she went straight up on once side while the other galaxy spiral apical stem side stalled for a bit and then broke away from its spiral to branch out and is now following the other up to the stratosphere! Very cool plants man. Just wow.

#1644040 Pimenta De Neyde x Bonda Ma Jacques

Posted by Pepper-Guru on Yesterday, 01:41 PM

Last of the early rounds of F7W pods beginning to ripen up.

Really hoping for another round of bigger pods.



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God, I hope my Whites end up half as good as that! That looks soooooo coool.




no pods yet but some good growth and just started putting out buds, hoping for flowers and pods within a month.



well.... correction I now see some flowers. :dance:










Nice plants!





the most vigorous of my varieties, so far ive seen as many as 6 flowers per node




#1643452 Growdown Throwdown 2019 Sri Lanka - Chilli Red!

Posted by Pepper-Guru on 17 July 2019 - 03:50 PM

I seem to remember the growdown pheno having that characteristic where the pod stem is tougher than the branch itself, so picking them in a rush sometimes would result in a few mistakes. Try using snips. Or support branch with one hand while using thumb and forefinger to bend pod stem back the opposite direction it comes off the node.

I just saw my first ripe pod today. Maybe Ill go pick it to get on the board...should I?

#1642744 Guru's Garden - Traveling the World in Search of Peppers

Posted by Pepper-Guru on 13 July 2019 - 07:42 PM

Looks great, Rich!


Thanks dude! I hope to begin harvesting soon :) I'm seeing some ripening finally starting to occur and plants are loaded. Hit all 108 main plants with fish hydrolysate this week and will hit all the backups in #1 gallons on the tables with it too. A couple of plants out of 108 may need to be replaced with backups due to some variance I'm seeing with early pods that I don't necessarily like, but I'll wait it out. Sometimes the shapes end up stabilizing after the initial early growth. 





Made a quick video today for a series I am calling "Experiments In Hybridizing" 


This time attempting an interspecific cross. Cumari Pollux (C. Praetermissum) x Jack Patton Rooster Spur (C. AnnuumxFrutescens) Likely a stubborn one, but I enjoy a challenge and won't stop trying :) 


Hope you enjoy! 


#1642742 Growdown Throwdown 2019 Sri Lanka - Chilli Red!

Posted by Pepper-Guru on 13 July 2019 - 07:22 PM

That caterpillar was a ways away from the Sri Lanka huh? I'm still betting on a bee flWhing that pollen over.

Maybe there was more than one crossed pod, cause shouldnt the f1s be the the same if they were crossed from stable genetics? I definitely could be wrong though lol

Ps. Wats up on the surgery? You doing alright?



There is certainly more than one crossed pod! That entire bowl was likely filled with furture F1's from all over the plot! Some got Aribibi, some got this, some got that...so on and so forth! F1's are supposed resemble perfect mixes of both parents, so a little time looking at the pod you have and then cross referencing with the map I posted could give us decent ideas. 


I love this thread. I'm loving the pods and plants you guys are showing! Just remember though the F2's is where things get REALLY interesting! Grow a bunch and select them out next year for sure guys! 

#1642588 Growdown Throwdown 2019 Sri Lanka - Chilli Red!

Posted by Pepper-Guru on 13 July 2019 - 12:16 AM


I have two with pretty similar pheno...and I would put them at 4-500,000 on the Scoville. Hot as shit



Looks like this pheno is a cross between srilanka chilli and aribibi gusano.

Aribibi gusano is supposed to be habenero heat level.

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Well, then I'm getting soft because it melted my face half off



Lol. I was just quoting the parent genes.
I see that aribibi gusano has a Scoville rating of 470000 on some websites. So you are bang on.

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Here was the OP plot map again for letting our imagination run wild as to what the f1's could be...




#1642587 Growdown Throwdown 2019 Sri Lanka - Chilli Red!

Posted by Pepper-Guru on 13 July 2019 - 12:08 AM

I ate about a half inch section out of the middle of one of those yellow ones, and it was really hot. My tolerance may be down, but it was hot for sure. Idk about the flavor, cause the heat kicked in instantly.

I ate a bite out of one of the crossed red ones that I had smoked a while back. I ate the placenta end, it also destroyed me. Here's what I picked off of that plant yesterday

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Nice! crosses bringin the heat huh?


My growdown plant has been looking pretty decent for quite a while (5 gallon grow bag on the porch... uh... sponsored by Mitsubishi Electric? That'd be nice).




It does have a pretty decent crop of pods on it. :) They're just really, really taking their time. Also, the rainy season finally got here, so I probably won't get any pictures that aren't sopping wet for a while now.




Looking good dude! You got a winner! 


Btw, I'm gonna call those yellow pods "arisrisri gulanko" for now lol




BUahahahahahah! I dig it! "Gepper Puru Arisrisri Gulanko" buahahaha say that 10 times fast



I used 90g of the red crossed pods, and 45g of the correct pheno to make this raspberry sauce yesterday. Do I win something for first batch of sauce from the growdown? Lol.

Turned out really good, except fpr the raspberry seeds would not strain or blend, they are kind of annoying as I like a smooth sauce.

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Edit: just remembered Edmick already made some sauce. So there goes that award. Lol


Ohhh man...I know that's gonna be good! Enjoy that my man. So jealous people making sauce already. I started wayyy too late this year



I would, but this was a super small batch. I might try to make some more with store bought berries, or search around for a you-pick maybe.

While I'm here I might as well drop this weigh in. I picked most of the pods, cause I'm about to see what happens when you pot up in July. And I gotta get some kind of cage around this thing.

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Nice haul! This year is gonna be a tight race for sure!  Potting up in July sounds good to me! I just started some Fatalii seeds...

I had a couple red SLCR with my black beans and rice. These little suckers are hot.





Picked my first few pods today.  These are starting to ripen.  I really couldn't wait because I am going on vacation tomorrow for a week and who knows what shape they would have been in once I get back.  Picture totally sucks but you can see the whopping huge weight of 12g.  Gotta start somewhere.  I ate the most ripe red pod.  It has some heat.  Good tasting annuum.  Not extreme heat, but a great overall pepper.  I should have a bunch next week.  Got tons of pods but all are green.




Glad you like em! Mine are all green still too! Letting it load up and ripen before I pick, unless they start trying to dry on me. 




Sorry for my absence guys. Had surgery a few days ago and been fielding fb drama with dishonest people. I hope I can start picking soon. Planted really late this year. 

#1641818 stc's comeback down south grow...

Posted by Pepper-Guru on 09 July 2019 - 05:07 PM

Definitely a single plant I took a couple photos today, but I would like to wait and watch them progress. It looks like they go through a brown almost rust color through to bright red. Here's the pics from today.











Very cool. Yep just one! ha aint no mistaking that! love how your finger is just pointing to the only stalk there hahaha! 

#1641802 Growdown Throwdown 2019 Sri Lanka - Chilli Red!

Posted by Pepper-Guru on 09 July 2019 - 03:09 PM

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My peppers seem small.  They average 3" not counting the stem.  Is this right?



That is the perfect "Growdown" SLCR pheno type, size, shape and color...where as the Original Chili Red is much longer, straighter and beefier. Photo comparison incoming:


















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a weird growdown double pod:









#1641762 Pimenta De Neyde x Bonda Ma Jacques

Posted by Pepper-Guru on 09 July 2019 - 12:49 PM

Im gonna go grab some pod shots, brb



here there are *Bhuter White*...thoughts?









#1641761 Growdown Throwdown 2019 Sri Lanka - Chilli Red!

Posted by Pepper-Guru on 09 July 2019 - 12:47 PM


Lol. Definetly looks like it. I wonder how they ended up in Srilanka.

Because I allowed them to pollinate one another in my garden last year!