Please don't anyone think I am saying bad things and I'm not dissing Neil or accusing him, he is a great guy, but he did tell me last year that he doesn't believe in isolating and thinks cross pollination is rare if at all or that his growing style prevents it, so perhaps a bee did it? Otherwise yeah could have been a rogue seed that got accidently mixed up. We are human and it can happen.
Yes that is true. And hey it is producing nice pods!Oh I have nothing but great things to say about THSC and Luke and Neil have always treated me fantastically. Plants are natural and so are mistakes/natural/freak occurrences so I am more then happy to simply have a healthy happy podding plant to be honest.
Maybe it will be a super hot Yellow bishops crown . Either way whatever happened its certainly not the end of the world and I am and will continue to be a repeat customer of THSC.
To my understanding though, if it is a chinense x baccatum hybrid (with chinense being the mother--which would be the case if Neil was securing seeds from a Yellow 7 Pod pod), it will fail to produce seeds.
Apparently baccatum x chinense is able to be hybridized but not chinense x baccatum.
shhh you are ruining my super-hybrid chilli fantasies
So you've tried cross-pollination but the pod didn't produce?I really want to do some breeding, have to get them to produce a crossed pod first.
hey trippa whats the purple plant you have?
Yesterday was a nice day so I decided to clean up another garden bed.My back is very burnt from being out there . Weeded it and added dynamic lifter and blood and bone and turned the soil. Will water it in this week and allow it to start breaking down and releasing nutrients and then will hopefully plant on the weekend since it is going to be cooler and cloudy/raining.
@wildfire - It takes a lot more then that to offend me and I don't think anyone would think for a moment it was anything but a helpful post ..... so thanks!!
Awesome, I love purple plants and the purple flash is pretty cool. I also find that they don't get aphids unless there is a serious outbreak! It must be something to do with antyhocin(sp?)I have 3-4 plants with purple hues (And hopefully 1 more with the purple flash plants to come I already had some sprout but due to a trial I conducted they all de-sprouted pretty quick )
The Explosive Ember, The Black Prince, the Purple Tigers (only small at the moment) and the tallest one (and I also have one which is only little at the moment) is a Pimenta De Neyde (Via and Courtesy of the most generous JR). Heard they are not necessarily the best tasting but the pods stay purple which is pretty cool I think.
I turned the soil because about 4 months ago my partner put a load of soil on it and some zeolites and I just put in some blood and bone which requires you to dig it in (otherwise it would blow away. Under that soil we put down is just grey sand. Very bad sandy soil which doesn't hold any nutrients or water. I wasn't turning it for the weeds, just to improve the soil before I plant. Oh and I have never seen an earthworm in there, I was actually thinking of buying a box of them from bunnings and scattering them around my garden???Eeeeek. Don't turn the soil, you ruin all the beautiful air pockets created by worms! That's some of the science that's being undertaken at the moment where it's been proven that non turned soil outperforms turned soil in subsequent growing seasons.
I know people used to turn soil due to all the weeds, but with proper mulching you'll significantly reduce your weeds and not need to turn the soil.
I turned the soil because about 4 months ago my partner put a load of soil on it and some zeolites and I just put in some blood and bone which requires you to dig it in (otherwise it would blow away. Under that soil we put down is just grey sand. Very bad sandy soil which doesn't hold any nutrients or water. I wasn't turning it for the weeds, just to improve the soil before I plant. Oh and I have never seen an earthworm in there, I was actually thinking of buying a box of them from bunnings and scattering them around my garden???
With the last garden bed I used lupin mulch but that has pretty much broken down to a 1cm thick mulch, so may have to redo that one soon. I used to use hay/straw but gotta make sure I get the right one because one of them sprouts peas everywhere!