It has begun.

3 years ago

1333847102_IMGP4495.JPG

The first batch of year 2012 has started, these are Jalapeno and Habanero, Should be about 90-100 days before harvest, and should produce something like 400-500 peppers.

I've also got some seeds coming in for Bhut Jolokia, as well as the Trinidad Scorpion.... We'll see if i can get them to harvest this year, it'll be rough, considering I live in an apartment.

Comments (47)

  • Country1059

    Country1059

    3 years ago

    Great start. I've got about 10 different varieties going this year so far. Habs, Scorpions, 7 pots, Bih Jolokia, and some others. The lowest is supposed to be around 300,000 SHU. Good luck with yours.

    • Country1059

      Country1059

      3 years ago

      I saved seeds from a Chocolate Hab and a Carribean Red a buddy grew and planted them this year. I'm interested to see what comes from them since he didn't do anything to keep them from crossing. It's always a chore trying to raise exotic breeds, but hopefully it will be worth it.

      I put a photo in the Chili Pepper group of what I have potted up as of a few weeks ago. I'm looking forward to seeing your progress with the breeding.

    • Adam

      Adam Director of Technology

      3 years ago

      You are correct; the pepper (generation one) isn't effected, but the seeds that come from Generation One's Peppers will be, so when you plant those next year and grow generation two, you can have hybrids.

      I'm curious because i plan on doing the same; purposefully cross pollinating different peppers (and tomatoes) over the summer in hopes for some wicked awesome seeds next year. The downside is making sure two plants cross pollinate and not another two is going to be a chore i think.

    • Country1059

      Country1059

      3 years ago

      I'll cover some blooms so nothing can get to them and hand pollinate them. The crossing doesn't normally affect the pepper just the seeds that come from it. That's what I've been told at least. To truly keep them pure you need a huge amount of space between varieties.

    • Adam

      Adam Director of Technology

      3 years ago

      what do you use to separate your plants to prevent cross pollination?

  • logan

    logan

    3 years ago

    eat-13-jalapenos-at-once-unlocked-fire-b

  • AnEnemyAI

    AnEnemyAI IBTNG

    3 years ago

    Those scorpion peppers are unbelievably hot.

  • tartanmartin

    tartanmartin

    3 years ago

    Destroy them before they are mature....For the good of all tastebuds!

  • cbouwkamp

    cbouwkamp cbouwkamp

    3 years ago

    Do you order your seeds from somewhere? I am having trouble finding Bhut Jolokia pepper seed locally in Oklahoma. I have been wanting to grow some for awhile.

    • cbouwkamp

      cbouwkamp cbouwkamp

      3 years ago

      Can you PM a few online retailers that you trust?

    • Adam

      Adam Director of Technology

      3 years ago

      There's a pepper store here in austin, as well as a few retailers online I've grown to trust. (Online order seeds are often bad, they can just send you 72-cent Jalapeno seeds, and you don't know until its too late. )

  • CABOOSHyay

    CABOOSHyay

    3 years ago

    Prepare, Michael.

  • HappyFinger

    HappyFinger

    3 years ago

    The first thing that came to mind for me was "... Baked sandpaper?"

  • snips23

    snips23

    3 years ago

    this time round give gavin the strongest one, it will be hilarious :D

  • jacopoli55

    jacopoli55

    3 years ago

    Hey Adam, my dad grows peppers/chilli's, (not as hot as your, but still packing something.
    and one of my friends thought he would be hard core and tried to eat one, and his mouth litterally caught fire.

  • heywes

    heywes

    3 years ago

    I grow both Jalapenos and Habaneros as well. Our summer finished and we are in autumn now so mine have all finished. It was my first year trying. Grew a fair few of them as well! I grew a few other variesties as well with a fair bit of success.