has anyne crssed a sweet Bell and superhot

andyandy(6bMI)July 21, 2014

I'm curious if anyone out there has croosed a sweet Bell (red, yellow, or orange) with a Ghost or 7 pot (some sort of super hot). if so 2hat was the result?

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scorion1

I was thinking about doing it.They do have a Cajun belle pepper.Maybe,it would cross better. I'm curious too.

    Bookmark   July 21, 2014 at 6:19PM
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woohooman

Waste of time imho. I grow both and volume to volume, I bet a superhot outproduces a bell plant by far. Would be interesting to see though.

Kevin

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    Bookmark   July 21, 2014 at 7:01PM
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pepperdave

If you look in to the genetics of peppers you would find incompatibility between species. Lets say you cross a Bell and a Ghost. The first generation you might get a 30% germination rate if everything goes rite. Crossing your F1s your rate would go way down if at all. So I think it would be interesting to make such a cross you might be limited to F1 similar to the production of a mule being sterile after that. I could be wrong but to stabilize such a cross might not be possible due to genetic incompatibility between species. I think germination would be so low at F2 that other then an interesting experiment you might be wasting your time. Go for it anyway if you desire Who Knows, But as a way of developing a new pepper the odds are not in your favor. But please dont let me talk you out of trying One never knows.

    Bookmark   July 21, 2014 at 8:39PM
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andyandy(6bMI)

Maybe I'll give it a try next year. I'm not growing any bell peppers this year but was curious.

    Bookmark   July 22, 2014 at 9:03AM
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farmerdill

Cross species is not normal. There have been successes with chemical intervention in squash. But I don't know of any interspecies crosses with peppers. Bells are C.annuum which can be crossed with other C. annuums. There are lots of moderately hot C. annuums. Most of the superhots are C. chinense

    Bookmark   July 22, 2014 at 11:45AM
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woohooman

There was a chart floating around last year, but I found a different one that might help.

Kevin

Here is a link that might be useful: Crossing chile species

    Bookmark   July 22, 2014 at 12:05PM
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andyandy(6bMI)

good read Kevin, thank you

    Bookmark   July 22, 2014 at 2:45PM
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ronnyb123(Zone 9)

I think I read somewhere of people trying to doing it but they never display the results. You should try anyway.

These is the steps I believe most people use to cross breed chili's. Works for me.

Here is a link that might be useful: Cross Breeding Chilis

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    Bookmark   July 22, 2014 at 3:13PM
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northeast_chileman(6a)

Thank-you Kevin & Ronny, both bookmarked!

    Bookmark   July 22, 2014 at 5:25PM
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sjetski(6b NJ)

Bell and Bhut has been done, i think it was named Bellokia and some store actually sold the seeds for it last year (i forget which one). It looked like a long straight Jalapeno.

Bell and scotch bonnet has been done also, i saw a few threads on it, and saw it in a seed store earlier in the season.

Steve

Here is a link that might be useful: Bell x Scotch Bonnet

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    Bookmark   July 22, 2014 at 11:01PM
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greengrass12(5)

I had a bell and hot pepper (possibly choc hab) cross. Pictures and commentary at http://forums.gardenweb.com/forums/load/pepper/msg0716122713492.html

    Bookmark   July 26, 2014 at 8:55AM
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judo_and_peppers(Tampa FL)

I was trying to grow a white bell this year. it has been determined that it certainly is not white, as white bells are supposed to start out white, and ripen to yellow then red. but since I bought the seeds on amazon (the only seeds I bought this year), I should have known better. I was gonna throw them away, but I think I wanna try a cross between a bell and a brain strain. and a chocolate scorpion.

why? why not?

    Bookmark   July 27, 2014 at 2:34AM
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