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Purple Thunder / Bhut Jolokia x (PdN x Bonda Ma Jacques)

I have decided to start a dedicated Grow Log for
the Purple Thunder Bhut Jolokia hybrid.

It made its first appearance in 2015:
"This coloration might be the result of the intense
light on these red Bhuts, but only 2/6 show the trait.
If it is a cross,the only purple-y plant near the bhut
was Trippa's Mystery Cross. All of these seeds from
the same pod:"

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PaulG

Extreme Member
Oops. My Purple Thunder Mystery F4 is definitely not
going to give me the gnarly red pods that the F3 produced.
Haven’t tried one, yet, but am sure they are scorchers. Not
bad looking pods, but a bit disappointed they didn’t turn out
like the pods on the F4 @Downriver grew last season. Oh well.
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The Purple Thunder BJh-3 still has a chance to come through.
A few more gnarly pods forming, maybe several on the plant.
Not a great season for that one. Hopefully I get a ripe pod or
two for seeds.
 

PaulG

Extreme Member
Those were the pods I was hoping for, Rick.

Glad to see your line is carrying on true!
 

rgreenberg2000

Extreme Member
Despite raising some healthy looking PT F4 plants, I just didn't get any pod production this year. The two pods that I DID get, stalled out very small, so I plucked them in hopes that the plant would produce more. I've got flowers, but still no pods......

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PaulG

Extreme Member
Sorry to hear that. My PT F3 orange took forever
to set pods due to lousy Spring weather, and has
finally set a bunch, but not as big as the F2 version,
and probably too late to get many ripe ones. My PT
BJh 'Mystery' Red threw blocky yellow pods instead
of bumpy, gnarly smokey red pods like @Downriver's.
It produced a bunch, though. Will post a pic of the
second round of pods in a bit.
 
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PaulG

Extreme Member
Oops. My Purple Thunder Mystery F4 is definitely not
going to give me the gnarly red pods that the F3 produced.
Haven’t tried one, yet, but am sure they are scorchers. Not
bad looking pods, but a bit disappointed they didn’t turn out
like the pods on the F4 @Downriver grew last season. Oh well.
2ED2C55F-6723-4CF6-8C4E-A8DC997BA8F7.jpeg

The Purple Thunder BJh-3 still has a chance to come through.
A few more gnarly pods forming, maybe several on the plant.
Not a great season for that one. Hopefully I get a ripe pod or
two for seeds.
This plant has decided to be productive.
Got a nice pull yesterday, still more to come.
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Oops, should be F4, not F3.
 
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PaulG

Extreme Member
Purple Thunder BJh-3 F4, hoping for a repeat of the blocky, orange pods.
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The above shot taken on June 8.
This pic from Aug. 17, plant on far right. It has
grown considerably since then, almost as tall
as the Trippaul Threat and Aji Amarillo next to it.
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I was despairing of getting any pods, but like most
of the other chinense plants, it has set a gob of pods
in the cooler late Summer / early Fall weather. Some
have even gotten ripe.
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The color is more of a bright orange in the outdoor light,
but these have the color I was looking for. The shape
definitely harkens to the Red Bhut Jolokia parentage.
There are some more pods on the plant starting to ripen,
hope they are as nice as these. At least I will have some
seeds!
 

PaulG

Extreme Member
That plant is loaded! Great growth habit, and
dripping that red fire. That is the pheno I had
hoped for my plant. You may have the strain
of choice for this variety!
 
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