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#1555647 They kinda taste the same

Posted by cloudhand on 25 May 2018 - 05:30 PM

Wes told me that Bad Brains is an unknown cross into his Yellow Brain Strain. He stated it could have been a Bhut, but really didn't know. Since he didn't mention Fatalii as a possible cross, it probably isn't.

Bad Brains and Scotch Brains are among my favorite yellow peppers.

I also really like Fatalii and prefer them much more than Datil.

#1529487 What's the hottest thing you're growing this year?

Posted by cloudhand on 19 February 2018 - 01:46 PM

The chocolate lava has been consistently the hottest in my garden the past 3 years, although the chocolate primo was a very strong contender last year. This year I'm trying the BTR and chocolate bhutlah in addition to some of the classic supers.

#1494946 2 SFRBs of Mixed pods - $18 each, shipped [SOLD]

Posted by cloudhand on 29 September 2017 - 12:39 PM

Thank you for that... as well as the comment regarding the pods.



I fixed the title for you, nice looking pods!


#1493699 2 SFRBs of Mixed pods - $18 each, shipped [SOLD]

Posted by cloudhand on 24 September 2017 - 05:41 PM

I have 2 boxes of mixed SFRBs up for grabs. $18 for each box, shipped to continental US only. Both boxes are the same.


Box 1



Box 2




 1 - Yellow NagaBrain
 2 - 7 Pot Primo
 3 - MOA Not Red (red MOA which threw yellow pods)
 4 - Reaper x SRTSL (orange)
 5 - Hot Lemon
 6 - Chocolate Dystopia
 7 - Yellow ReaperBrain
 8 - West Indies Habanero
 9 - Yellow SB7J
10 - Orange Thai
11 - Bhut Orange Copenhagen
12 - Funky Reaper (Bhut shaped Reaper)
13 - Chocolate Hand Grenade
14 - Chocolate Bhut
15 - MOA Red x Jays Chocolate Ghost Scorpion F1
16 - BG7J F1 (BG7 x 7 Pot Jonah)
17 - Cumari Do Para
18 - SmiterQ Pequin
19 - Wild Purple Guatemalan
20 - MOA x Primo F2
21 - Primo X (unknown Primo cross)
22 - Bonda Mahala
23 - Carolina Reaper

PM me if interested. Accept PayPal only.


Thanks for looking.

#1491431 Lets see your meanest, most gnarly pods!!!

Posted by cloudhand on 14 September 2017 - 12:25 PM

Nice! Awesome looking scotch brain!



Scotch Brain 



#1491387 Show Me Some Tail !

Posted by cloudhand on 14 September 2017 - 08:47 AM

Chocolate Lava


#1491384 seasoning to supers: SFRB-MFRB 18 and 40 mailing Mon 9-18-17

Posted by cloudhand on 14 September 2017 - 08:42 AM

I'm glad they turned out for ya! I also had good results with the next gen. PM sent... am definitely interested in some of those unique varieties.





Hiya, Tom! :dance:  I sure will have pics up by Friday at latest! Those MOA x PRIMO rock! Taste a tad like the Obeah, so you got what you were going for! Am impressed, hon. Be happy to send you a box for fun.

Peace dear man,




#1491112 seasoning to supers: SFRB-MFRB 18 and 40 mailing Mon 9-18-17

Posted by cloudhand on 13 September 2017 - 12:17 PM

WOW! Impressive list!!! Are there any photos?

#1489939 "Chunpepe" a delicious wild C.frutescens from Honduras

Posted by cloudhand on 08 September 2017 - 01:19 PM

I am sad to report that my chunpepe plant will not produce any pods this year. It actually stopped growing in June and hasn't progressed any since... very strange. It is good to see that yours is producing. Let us know how the pods turn out.



Edit: any pics of the 7JPN x Moruga F5?


Not to derail this chunpepe thread too much, but actually after looking up my notes... the plant I have this year is an overwintered F4, not an F5. The F5 seeds I saved from last year turned out to be nonviable for some reason (most likely due to selected pod not being ripe enough.... timing issue with frost). Anyway, here are 2 pics of my plant from several weeks ago.





#1476580 "Chunpepe" a delicious wild C.frutescens from Honduras

Posted by cloudhand on 19 July 2017 - 08:10 AM

I got mine from Nigel. Didn't know they were crossed. They tasted so good. That's unfortunate, but it might be worth stabilizing. Were your pods also erect?


No, like Zackorz, the pods on my plant started erect but ended up being too large to stay erect. I sent Zackorz some of the original seeds you sent me (which apparently are an F1 cross) as well as some of the F2 seeds from my plant. Last year he had some very nice phenotypes.


I did not try regrowing from the F2 seeds due to limited grow space and being cut from the grow list (too many other varieties to try).


By the way, I am still selectively growing out your 7JPN x Moruga cross and have a very nice pheno that has dark leaves and almost black pods that ripen to red. It is currently at F5. The plant is gorgeous and the pods are very good... both fresh and in powder form... definitely one of my favorite peppers.



They were erect, but turned as they are getting bigger.


Im curious about this years fruits.


It took  a long time for my plant to get the first flower and i wonder if it will fall off or the first fruit will set.


Are you talking about the cross or the USDA chunpepe seeds I sent you last year.  This year I started 4 plants from the USDA seeds. 1 was culled early on because it was way behind the other seedlings. I gave 2 away to coworkers and kept 1 (the largest). After hardening and planting out in late May, it stopped growing and has not gotten any bigger than it was at the end of May. For what ever reason it is not growing and has not even begun flowering. All of my other plants have set pods and some even have ripe pods on them. My coworkers have reported back last week that their chunpepe plants are similar to mine... not growing and not flowering yet. If it is still alive at the end of the season, I will over winter it... but it is unlikely to produce any pods this year at the rate it is going... I'm hoping it will kick in and take off soon...


Hopefully yours are doing better!

#1467284 Milder Habanero (or hotter Trinidad Pimento/Seasoning)

Posted by cloudhand on 15 June 2017 - 12:34 PM

I agree with the Brazilian Starfish... an awesome pepper... but it does not have the chinense flavor profile.


2 peppers come to mind for a lower heat habanero with strong chinense flavor.


Galapagos Island Habanero - a red habanero, thick walls, great habanero flavor, about half the heat of a standard habanero.


Habanero Mayan/Maya Habanero/Maya Red Habanero - this pepper is most likely a cross between a cayenne and a habanero. Has less heat than a standard habanero with an interesting flavor profile... not as strong of a habanero/chinense flavor, but still pretty good flavor.


I would recommend an Aleppo pepper to satisfy your #4 point.


#1449252 Origin of the 7-pot BBG (bubble gum)

Posted by cloudhand on 22 April 2017 - 01:57 PM

Borg 9 and Bleeding Borg 9 are two different hybrids... Original Borg 9 did not "bleeds".
It's getting confusing isn't? :D



Yes, I believe the Borg9 is Nagalah x BBG7, and Bleeding Borg9 is BBG7 x Nagalah... thus different mother plants.

#1441224 Savoury chilli recommendations

Posted by cloudhand on 29 March 2017 - 01:03 PM

I don't think I have had any red pods that I would consider having the same earthy flavor as some of the brown pods.


With that said, I have grown the red pheno version of the Douglah the past 3 seasons and I think it is fantastic! To me the flavor is not similar to the brown as it is missing that earthiness of the brown, but I do agree it is one of the most savory of the red pods. It is blazing hot and has a very complex, rich, pure flavor without any bitterness. I like it better than the red brain strain or moruga scorpion, and depending on the day better than the primo. The powder I make from the pods is one of my favorites!


The Albanian Red Hot is OK... I grew it last year and wasn't that impressed with it. I like the Aleppo far better. The heirloom version from Fords is fantastic!


To me one of the most smokey, savory, and maybe even a bit earthy of the red pods is the pequin. Heat wise they are not habanero hot, but still produce quite a punch. The tepins that I have grown are maybe a bit hotter than the pequin, but do not have as rich of a smokey flavor.


Maybe mixing pequins with the Douglah red will get you close to what you are looking for? I have seeds for both if interested.

#1424285 LOOKING FOR "Chunpepe" C. frutescens

Posted by cloudhand on 21 February 2017 - 12:59 PM

I tried growing them a few years ago but it turned out that the seeds were crossed with a chinense. Another member here, Zackorz, tipped me off to the USDA seed bank which had them in stock. I sent him some of the seeds and we are both growing them this year. I'm expecting better results this year... the seeds should not be crossed.

#1424021 LOOKING FOR "Chunpepe" C. frutescens

Posted by cloudhand on 20 February 2017 - 05:35 PM

I should have some at end of season... hit me up then.