It all started with a pepper by the name of Hoyt Saxton's "Pumpkin Habanero". As a young boy, I enjoyed gardening and learning about soil biology with specific regard to it's role in growing the healthiest plants possible. The handle "Pepper-Guru" started as a nick name that developed into a forum member name registered at thehotpepper.com
Since 2003 I've been feeding the soil and sharing my grow logs via the internet. I've spent the last 15 years developing my knowledge on soil biology and its direct role in the nutrient uptake of plants, specifically pepper plant varieties.
I now travel the world to retrieve the my favorite varieties from their region of origin and continue to share my experiences on social media outlets and faithfully keep an updated glog at thehotpepper.com
I build guitars.
Favorite Hot Pepper
Anything Chinense, Asian annums, Frutescens
Favorite Hot Sauce
My own, of course!
Food good, me hungry
Favorite BBQ Food
Do I HAVE to choose?
Favorite BBQ Sauce
My own, of course!
Chili... Beans or No Beans?
Favorite Beverage with Fiery Food
Home Brew IPA or Belgian Triple
Share a Recipe
Salt, vinegar, peppers and time. Keep it simple stupid.
Seeds Available For Trade
7 Pot Brainstrain | Cappy
7 Pot Brown Bonnet | Spicegeist
7 Pot Bubble Gum | Trade Winds Fruit
7 Pot Congo Giant | *No Origin
7 Pot Congo Original | *No Origin
7 Pot Jonah | *No Origin
7 Pot Primo | CMPMan1974
7 Pot Yellow Brain Strain | *No Origin
7 Pot Yellow Jonah | *No Origin
Aji Charapita Red | Peru
Aji Charapita Yellow | Peru
Aji Chuncho | *No Origin
Aji Crystal | *No Origin
Aji Dulce | Costa Rica
Aji Lemon Drop | Trade Winds Fruit
Aji Limon | Peru
Aji Omnicolor | *No Origin
Aji Panameno | Costa Rica
Aleppo | *No Origin
Aribibi Gusano | Caterpillar
Bergit Locoto | *No Origin
Bhut Jalokia | Smirky
Bhut Jalokia | Joe Fish
Bhut Jalokia Indian Carbon | CMPMan1974
Big Sun Habanero | *No Origin
Bishops Crown | Seedrack.com
Black Pearl | Seedrack.com
Brown Moruga | *No Origin
C. Chacoense(Wild Capsicum) | *No Origin
C. Praetermissum(Wild Capsicum) | *No Origin
California Wonder Bell Pepper | *No Origin
Campana | Costa Rica
Caramel Bih Jalokia | *No Origin
Cayote Zan White | *No Origin
CGN21566 | *No Origin
Chili Aji | Costa Rica
Chili Red | Sri Lanka
Chocolate Bhut Jalokia | Spicegeist
Chocolate Hab | *No Origin
Chocolate Scotch Bonnet | *No Origin
Cobra | Sri Lanka
Congo Chocolate | Pepper Guru
Ethiopian Brown | *No Origin
Fatalii | *No Origin
Fatalii | Just a Guy
Florida Wild | *No Origin
Fort Lauderdale Scotch Bonnet | *No Origin
Giant Rocoto | Peru
Giant Twisted Chocolate Hab | CMPMan1974
Gold Bullet Hab | *No Origin
Holy Mole | Seedrack.com
Hot Banana | Pepper Guru
Hot Fish Pepper | *No Origin
Jalapeno | *No Origin
Jalapeno | Pepper Guru
Japanese Chili | Lighthouse Bay
Long Red Thai | Tony
Long Thin Cayenne | *No Origin
Lunch Box Pepper | Tony
Marbles Hot | Seedrack.com
Mawiriwiri | *No Origin
Mini Ricoto Red | *No Origin
Mustard Bhut Jalokia | *No Origin
Mystery Cold Smoked Pods | Smirky
Not Black Naga | *No Origin
Not so Hot Red Hab | Pepper Guru
Orange Bell Pepper | Pepper Guru
Orange Blob | *No Origin
Orange Manzano | *No Origin
Orange Thai | *No Origin
Papa Dreadie Select | *No Origin
Poblano | *No Origin
Pretty Purple | Seedrack.com
Pumpkin Hab | Smirky
Queen Laurie X Yellow Bhut | Spicegeist
Red Bell Pepper | Pepper Guru
Red Caribbean | Pepper Guru
Red Fatalii | *No Origin
Red Habanero | *No Origin
Red Rican Rocoto | *No Origin
Red Savina | *No Origin
Red Savina-Inverted | Pepper Guru
Rooster Spur | Joe Fish
Rooster Spur | Smirky
Rooster Spur | Virgil T Answorth
Scotch Bonnet | Papa Joe
Scotch Bonnet | Pepper Guru
Sweet Banana | *No Origin
Trinidad Scorpion | Butch T
Vietato | *No Origin
White Bullet | *No Origin
White Hot Habanero | Seedrack.com
Yellow Bedder | *No Origin
Yellow Bell Pepper | Pepper Guru
Yellow Bhut Jalokia | *No Origin
Yellow Jalapeno | *No Origin
Yellow Jamaica Scotch Bonnet | Ajoe
Yellow Rican Rocoto | *No Origin
Um, dummy here, asking the obvious. If an Anuum and Chinense cross, is it still an Anuum? It depends on which plant hosts the blossom, right?
But if it has all the outward characteristics of a Chinense, like these so far are manifesting...?
...and who's to say that your overambitious pollinator bees didn't make the rounds from several donator plants? Just how many possibilities are there that a dozen of us with crosses have differing crosses?
This could turn out to be a pan-generational phenomenon, just because the Guru couldn't keep his Sri Lankan panties on.....
Perhaps in 10 years I will be able to come back and answer this question with more authority, however, for now, suffice it to say...mother nature is capable of all sorts of things.
Besides, my panties were only small enough for a few iso pods, the lot of you get the experiments! Muahahahahah yes do my evil bidding!
Perlite and a tortilla? Nice technique!
The ole perlite tortilla method...
SOB I thought we buried that method long ago?
I thought those were croutons.
My preferred aerator of choice.
I guess I deserve that...
But this plant will grow taller and stronger than the corn which made the tortilla it feeds off
Nothing beats just sowing directly into some chicharrones though...
These bitches love the D. Dyna gro that is..
They do love to eat
It would be an interspecific hybrid I believe, such as a mule.(donkey x horse) Same genus different species. These are much more commonly infertile due to larger genetic gap.
Where an INTRAspecific hybrid would be same species different "sub species". Such as a bloodhound/poodle mix. Both animals are same species, but genetic lines are true enough to show hybridization. These are usually much more likely to produce fertile offspring.
Does any of that make sense?
Yeah, but that would suck!
Potted up a friend just in case the Chinese aphids get too bad.
Today was the first warm day in a long time. Hopefully we are starting to turn the corner toward spring. Those of you with plants outside are making me jealous!!
Depending on what crosses look like, was thinking about letting you guys all vote and decide on name for it. I was thinking of names if it ended up eventually (after F4ish) looking cool, like "Kundalini" to keep with the Sri Lankan/Indian serpent type thing...lots of possibilities. What ya think? Yall be down for naming it?
Peru also...if you are in search of wilds walk the fence lines and power lines...anywhere there is plenty of sun for germination and a lot of room for the birds to perch and crap out seeds.
Ya know, dont bring up sore subjects! Ive done Peru and found some awesome chiles there! But....my mind wasnt on WILDS. Not a wasted trip but definitely some missed opportunities! I did hikes that I walked right past plenty of UNKNOWN capsicum. Trust me. Might even have photos. Will have to dig through archives.