Max Nihil
Reaction score
258

Status All Activity Postings About

  • PaulG
    PaulG
    Wow, haven't seen that since the 70's. I found it very interesting.
    Max Nihil
    Max Nihil
    It's the only English translation I accept. I have a hardcover version right next to me.
    The ultra-hot mutation that causes peppers like "ghost" to produce capsaicin from the pericarp instead of the placenta alone allows for breeders to increase the capsaicin to berry ratio by increasing surface area and decreasing berry flesh thickness. This is the key to the development of peppers like the Reaper and others.
    Max Nihil
    Max Nihil
    I have been looking for the answer to that and the best answer I have found so far is perhaps.
    I will have more information after a few test crosses.

    I have learned that the mutation is in the case of Naga peppers an allele from Capsicum frutescens that causes increased oil production in the endocarp. Some of the hot thai types have the trait but when the trait is combined with C. chinense genes the result is able to reach a higher SHU and dry weight value than C. frutescens...
    SmokenFire
    SmokenFire
    This is incredibly interesting and deserves its own thread
    Max Nihil
    Max Nihil
    99% of my notes are made on paper.
    I'm reluctant to discuss this topic.

    It appears that some breeders are putting out misleading information on purpose to prevent certain types of competition.

    Alleles from C. frutescens are frequently being claimed to be from C. annuum or be spontaneous mutations...
    Capsicum sellers logic says that if you are Caucasian and your wife is Caucasian and one of your 5 kids has dark skin then that kid is a spontaneous mutatio...
    The ultra-hot mutation that causes peppers like "ghost" to produce capsaicin from the pericarp instead of the placenta alone allows for breeders to increase the capsaicin to berry ratio by increasing surface area and decreasing berry flesh thickness. This is the key to the development of peppers like the Reaper and others.
  • Loading
  • Loading
  • Loading
Top