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Scotch Bonnets

Thanks for the feedback PIC 1 . That's the kind of stuff I wanted to hear. So far for me the Selects have kept the shape like the photo of a Select I posted. Some have more pimples and a bigger stinger. Glad Chris passed some to you.

For seeds I pick the best looking pods. I use the earlier pods .... less chance of crosses IMHO from deep inside the plant. When I deseed them I test /taste the pod to make it has the flavor and aroma I like.
 
windchicken ... so we love the Jamaican peoples eh ?? Respects nuff times

I just grew a few plants every year. Nuff to freeze and fill my needs until the next year.

I do....I love their vibe...

It's a dream of mine to one day only grow as many chiles as I need. :P

Gary, this pepper looks as a scotch bonnet should! excellence! However the "scotch bonnet-Jamaican" that I grew from Beth(which I grew 11 plants) all produced pods that looked like the 2 in your photo above. Those do not look anything like these Beauts!

Thanks Steve! I don't know what I did differently for the two seasons, except that the 2012 plants which produced the big "cup and saucer" pods were in nursery containers, and in a more temperate area.

What an awesome looking pepper. I definitely should have hit you up for some of those seeds when you sent the Goat Peppers, Gary.

Thanks! I've got plenty of seeds. If it's not too late in the season for you, holla on the PM.

TFM are amazing!

Happy season

Datil

Those are beautiful Fabrizio! No package yet?

Agreed. TFM bonnets are an excellent strain of scotch bonnet. Here is a couple pods that I grew:
Here's one with a stinger

Gorgeous!

I have and grown Beths Jamaican Bonnets. I've had plants with both shape pods, photo #2 and the two that Gary's displaying from his 2012 grow. That particular strain seems to put out larger pods towards the end of my season. They will ripen pretty quick to an orange shade if left on the plants. I know actually what the scent of burnt plastic that Gary's talking about. To me its a burning "carbon" smell. Some folks describe the scent of the Bonnet as fruity, I detect more of a smoked scent different than a hab. Now on the other hand I detect the fruity/ citrus flav out of the Bahamian Goats.
Ha....cross the two and you'll have yourselves some smokin "Bamaicans"

We'll see how these MoA's produce in the U.S. soil...

Greg, I love your description of the SB flavor. It's really difficult to accurately explain...Maybe it's just me, but sometimes it's not until several months after the season is over that I really begin to appreciate the flavors of the chiles I grew. Scotch Bonnet was like that the first year I grew it, and this year I didn't get the full flavor of Yellow 7 until January or so. Maybe all that gardening, the dust and pollen, etc., dulls my senses...
 
Has anybody grown the Foodarama scotch bonnet? Look at these monsters!
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I almost mentioned these peppers earlier in this thread, but it went in a different direction....

I love Foodarama. I grew the Peppermania ones last year...

Chris' excellent photo of his gorgeous pods is a little misleading, however, because although you do get the classic bonnet-shaped pods like in the picture, you will also get various other shapes. The thing that struck me the most about the Foodarama was the consistent extreme heat. Mine were damnably hot, in the range of Yellow 7s. The other thing is that the plants seem to be a little more robust than the Jamaicans, which can be a little fussy. Here's a pik of a few of my 2012 pods:

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Holla if you need seeds...
 
I almost mentioned these peppers earlier in this thread, but it went in a different direction....
Great pic and beautiful pods!!!

... although you do get the classic bonnet-shaped pods like in the picture, you will also get various other shapes. ...
Seems that I've had this happen with other Jamaican's I've grown, my Jamaican Habaneros throw different shapes out every now and then but it's more plant specific in my case. Also while in Jamaica I grew what the called country or wild country pepper and while shape was always the same, the sizes varried to a large degree.

...The thing that struck me the most about the Foodarama was the consistent extreme heat. Mine were damnably hot, in the range of Yellow 7s.
Interesting, I hope the MoA's are hot as well, would love to try one :)

...the plants seem to be a little more robust than the Jamaicans, which can be a little fussy. ...
Another interesting point, if the way the MoA's have all popped for several of us and how I view these seedlings as so prolific, harty and strong ... I hope they continue this way. Possibly the plant you speak of could be fussy because of the crosses it took to get there, well I have no idea :D Regarless they look great!
 
Great pic and beautiful pods!!!

Thanks!

Interesting, I hope the MoA's are hot as well, would love to try one :)

I'm guessing consistent capsaicin content was one of main attributes the MoA Bonnets were bred for, so one would expect them to have a good kick...

I didn't start any Foodarama seeds this season, but I do have a big, healthy overwintered plant...Probably around May there should be some nice pods I can send you...

Gary those loook delicious! If I didn't have Greg's FDA bonnets via Denniz, I'd be on that offer like flies on shmit!

Thanks!

I have grown it. I can't figure out how to post a picture of my pods, but here is a link:

Very nice John! I took the liberty, hope you don't mind:

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midwestchilehead

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I don't mind at all. Thanks for the help. I used to know how to post pics here, but once they made the extreme membership and changed the posting procedure . . . well, you know what they say about old dogs . . .

Very nice John! I took the liberty, hope you don't mind:
 
... I used to know how to post pics here, but once they made the extreme membership and changed the posting procedure . . .
Once you've uploaded to a site like photobucket or one of many others, you'll get a http link, copy the lMG code like below and paste into your post and the picture will appear. Always makes sense to do your sizing and editing before uploading to such a service IMHO.
Code:
[IMG]http://i49.tinypic.com/2s96czs.jpg[/IMG]
 
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