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Different pod genetics

15 June 2018 - 03:55 AM

Hey people,


I've seen/heard some growers say something along the lines of "I'm going to save seeds from this specific pod because of the way it looks". But from what I understand all pods from the same plant share the same genetics, right? Why do people do this?

Aji Charapita: Chinense or Frutescens?

13 June 2018 - 09:13 AM

I didn't really want to make another topic on this pepper, but I want to put it in the right place in my collection. I wrote it down as a Frutescens, but I see people refer to it as a Chinense too. Which is it?


Ps. I got some serious deja-vu going on asking this question, but I searched the whole forum and I can't find the answer.

How important are phosphates?

30 May 2018 - 07:11 AM

All of the fertilizers I have in the house have a low P value. I have one that's specifically for peppers (Chilli Focus) that has an NPK of 3 - 1 - 4.4. I also ordered another fertilizer which I thought was just fish extract but apparently is a full-on fertilizer (Biobizz Fish-Mix) with an NPK of 5 - 1 - 4. Is phosphate less important or something? I know too much nitrogen will negatively impact fruitset so I just want to be sure I'm doing things right. It's the first time I'm really going to use fertilizers and I'm a bit cautious. 

Take inside or not?

09 May 2018 - 01:11 PM

Hi people!


Next week the temperatures are going to drop to 16 C (61 F) during the day with chances of rain. Should I take them inside or leave them out? Night temps are going to be a gamble anyway. WWYD?

Most interesting flowers

06 May 2018 - 04:33 PM

Hey people! 


What are the pepper varieties with the most interesting, cool or beautiful flowers you've seen?


I'm growing CAP 214 right now, which has pretty cool flowers. On the pics I've seen it looks like it has conjoined petals:



(picture not mine)