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The Chilli Thread

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@Ratdog

 

Oh mate, shame they got pinched they were lovely plants and great producers :( thieving bastards!

 

Mine might have gotten a bit dry, could be the roots getting a bit warm perhaps from the window, black pots after all and it's a south facing window too lol

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I`m over it now lol but was devastated last year, it was just before I nose dived and had to go away, and I literally went there the day before and decided to crop next day and make some sauces. But never mind.

 

I`ve got a couple of sweet peppers on the go now, 4 Marconi and 1 Elephant ears and 1 Ring of Fire, and then the three unknowns too so I`m happy with that lot, all grown at home under a watchful eye this time lol

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@ratdog

 

'Ring of fire'  lol let's hope that's what the thieving fucker that took them chillies had eh bud, one of them 'phal arses' like lol  

 

I didn't bother with sweet peppers this year, I just havent got the room with enough windows to the south and got no garden so the ones last year (Romano type) grew ok but only had a few peppers off each :sadwalk:

One day mate, I'll have me a decent sized chunk of garden like I had in my old house (but was too lazy arsed to make full use off and was not ideal being east facing  :doh: ) wasn't into anything 'plant' other than ganja then though really, grown up a bit since like.

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2 hours ago, ratdog said:

@VikingDee  It`s reverted to one of the ones crossed to make the red one I reckon, I hope its got a decent heat to it.

 

@ratdogI think the problem is more likely to be that the 'conception' of the flower, to create the pod, was not controlled.  If there was random pollination, then the resulting pepper (the one you were given) would still look the same, but the seeds inside would be unique hybrids.  Only when you grew the plants, did you notice the probable change of genetics, and the resulting new pepper.  I'm terrible at labels and things when it comes to gardening of any kind.  I also tend to have many fumbling accidents, or bouts of forgetfulness etc., so there are always some nice surprises :) 

 

There are ways to control the genetics more accurately, but I have only tried a couple of times.  If I had a good greenhouse I would try and get more into this aspect of the genetics, and hybrids.  I have some good knowledge, but I lack discipline currently lol

 

This shows how it is controlled better in the fields, with lots of manual labour.  It involves one person preparing the unopened flowers, and another going round pollinating the exposed stamen, either with a specifically selected male, or a highly mixed selection of males of the same strain.  I may have some of this a bit wrong, but I don't think so.
 

 

 

ETA: I just watched and I thought it was two ladies doing the pollination, but it looks like it could have just been one doing both the prepping, and the pollination.  Marking of the flowers is important.

 

 

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That's awesome, hopefully they'll be hot and tasty ratdog

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22 hours ago, worzel said:

If there was random pollination, then the resulting pepper (the one you were given) would still look the same,
 

 

 

 

@worzel

:doh: I didn`t think of that mate, good call, they do look a lot like the ones in the last two pictures, just hope they have more heat, those weren`t that hot.

 

@botanics Yes, I was thinking the same thing after they went, 4am run to the bog with chilli arse lol

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A few of my chilli's 

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A few different varieties from Jalapeno to scotch bonnets to Bhut jolokia to chocolate 7 pot. Trinidad scorpion, Habanero, to name a few 

 

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Pink Tiger is coming along nicely and has just started flowering

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Some serious pods on this page! :skull:

 

@buh Pink Tiger! I have two of those this year! They're lovely plants aren't they!

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@audioaddict Yes mate they are stunning. The purple foliage on its own is great. Mine has just started opening flowers so fingers crossed we get some garish fruit. I'm looking forward to seeing the the variety you get with 2 phenos. Good luck

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