Did I buy bad seeds?

bcmolle(Zone 7, No VA)July 22, 2014

Ok, so I was a greenhorn at the beginning of the season (hadn't ever even been oh GW) and bought some (what were supposed to be) Trinidad moruga scorpion seeds and bhut jolokia seeds. Well, after months of nurturing these plants, I am less than impressed with what they seem to be, but I could be wrong. Being as you all know much more than me, I wanted to get your opinion. The first picture is of the "trinidad moruga scorpion" that I have grown. Bhut jolokia to follow. Thanks in advance for your opinion.
BC

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bcmolle(Zone 7, No VA)

And here is the result from the "bhut jolokia" seeds.

On a side note, I would like to amend my soil so that it is very porous, like my potting soil (because current the biggest jalapeño plant that I've ever grown is in potting soil, and the majority of the ones in the ground are lacking majorly). Thoughts, ideas.

    Bookmark   July 22, 2014 at 9:07AM
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kentishman

The leaves don't look like chinenses, so I think you're correct, they're not what you were hoping for.

    Bookmark   July 22, 2014 at 9:29AM
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pepperdave

Agree Where did you get the seed?

    Bookmark   July 22, 2014 at 10:13AM
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bcmolle(Zone 7, No VA)

Amazon.. The TMS from "evening primrose" and the bhut from "smile seed".

    Bookmark   July 22, 2014 at 10:28AM
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flipback23(9 SF Bay)

Definitely not a scorpion or ghost.

    Bookmark   July 22, 2014 at 10:41AM
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pepperdave

Amazon should monitor there venders better. So should EBay. Both peppers look like the same variety maybe the 2 venders are in on it.Getting ripped off sucks , Dont buy seed from any vender on that site. Im sure there are reputable dealers there but your still taking a gamble.

    Bookmark   July 22, 2014 at 11:05AM
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woohooman

Agree. Looks like you got some variety of Thai plants there. Sorry for your misfortune. Still a nice pepper though. You may want to harvest those existing pods to tell the plant to put out more blooms and foliage.

Kevin

    Bookmark   July 22, 2014 at 11:33AM
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jutsFL(9b (Orlando))

Agreed with Kevin, both appear to be some Thai variation - both are definitely not what they were intended to be.

Jay

    Bookmark   July 22, 2014 at 12:43PM
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bcmolle(Zone 7, No VA)

Would anyone be willing to share some true seeds with me?

    Bookmark   July 28, 2014 at 1:20PM
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Bill_Missy(8b)

Bcmolle, PM/email me. What are you wanting/looking for?

    Bookmark   July 28, 2014 at 1:35PM
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