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Some basics on how I hybridize without bees and a few F1 and F1BC1

Thanks for sharing with the rest of us. I find this very interesting. Gonna have to read up on plant genetics sometime.
Though time itself may be hard to come by these days.. Hehe..
Awesome post.

What type of glue does one use for keeping a flower shut??

Although I wont be making crosses for now, I would like to move away from open pollination and into some guaranteed results to open up grow space for variety rather than doing a few of this or that.

For those that like clustering genetics. The Morangum really can't be beat. The bleeding calyx is a clear bonus when working with this particular pollen donor. I hope that this video can help some of you work out how to use this particular Capsicum chinense as a pollen donor as its short flower and large calyx may make it seem a bit harder for some to use, but it is well worth your time to explore this one.
When I want to marry a plant or give a girl many suitors I will frequently keep them side by side from the get go. That makes things easier for me at least and if an accidental cross pollination occurs, each plant is next to the plant I wish them to cross pollinate with in the first place. Don't get me twisted, I am a firm believer in not wasting my time with trying to see what the bees did and prefer to make my own crosses by hand.
Notes on flavor inheritance... "A quantitative trait locus (QTL) is a region of DNA associated with a specific phenotype or trait that varies within a population. Typically, QTLs are associated with traits with continuous variance, such as height or skin color, rather than traits with discrete variance, such as hair or eye color."