This was actually a very quiet growdown... only 12 forum pages (for now) compared to...
25 (2021 XL antep aci cross)
52 (2020 fatalii)
104 (2019 Sri Lanka chili red)
70 (2018 yellow brain strain)
76 (2017 aji lemon drop)
...not a lot of production, so not a lot to talk about.
A couple of things...
As expected with us choosing a C pubescens, we anticipated a challenging grow down. On top of that, it was a dry year for a lot of folks in the US (certainly was for us here in Ga early on)
I would've loved to contribute more, but I wasn't really weighing the non contest plant each time. I think I had 500+ and then like 185g that I actually did weigh on a fb live (but none of that counts anyway as it wasn't my growdown selection)
I'll do a final update on what happened to my growdown selection plant a few days I guess.
But, it looks like we know who the Growdown King is, unless there are no other surprises.
Also, we should start thinking about varieties for 2023. Maybe we should all do a huge Peppa Peach stripey growdown with added bonus category for best in Stripes"?