Too bad they destroyed their plants ripping the peppers off.
That's insane, guess the bigger pot theory stands true, bigger the pot bigger the pepper plant, guess the controlled environment helps too. Next season I need to get a larger pot :-)
If I did my math correctly, that's a 26 gallon pot?
Yeah, I've seen the videos...Don posted the address to the "picking" video a while ago - and I'll link it here for those who didn't have the opportunity to see it -
Picking 2,407 chillies off a Dorset naga plant
A representative from Seaspring Seeds also responded to the Thread :-) - check it out for more details -
GardenWeb Thread on the massive Dorset Naga
If I did my math correctly, that's actually a 42 Gallon pot.
Incredible plants. Wonder what they did with all the peppers?
Something I find really interesting is according to the video, they were grown in containers of municipal compost with lots of water. That's supposed to be a poor combination, as the roots can't breathe and peppers don't like wet feet.
Guess there's more than one way to skin a cat. ;)
They grew it (the one with 2407 pods) in greenhouse and at the time of harvest plant was 10.5 months old.
But regardless, that is amazing.
Yes, it was grown in a greenhouse, which mitigates the issues with heavy soils, and it was also grown in a very large container - closer to a mini raised bed - which also changes the dynamic of how moisture wicks/moves/drains from a container. It was watered and fertilized regularly. In England, potting mix is called "compost," I believe.
Much easier to skin a cat in a greenhouse ;-)
I'm about to put a Hungarian pumpkin pepper out. He's going in at least a 10 gallon. They are supposed to be quite prolific plus the fruits are heavy.
She referred to it as "municipal compost". That implies it is compost from a local government that makes it out of the yard waste they collect, not potting soil.
Or did I hear her wrong?