7 Pot Jonah seed from ottawapepper
I'm starting this thread as a central point to update everyone who received 7 Pot Jonah seed from me. I didn't keep a record of individuals I sent seed to but I do know I contributed 10 packets to Heathers annual swap in a box of bonus seed I sent her.
The purity of the seed I shared has come into question.
The vendor of the parent seed shows rounder, not oblong, pod formation.
Parent seed as well as child seed sent out is exhibiting an oblong growth pattern. If you are growing out Jonah seed from me and it doesn't look like these, please send me an email.
Original seed pods
New pods from shared seed
I have sent the vendor an email with pictures asking for clarification. I will update this thread when I get a response.
Until then I'll offer five possible answers...
1- the Jonah has a lot of variations in pod development and oblong pods are not uncommon;
2- I received seed that had crossed. Given the stability of F2 seed amongst a few members it's either a stable cross or this idea is busted;
3- I originally received mis-labeled seed. It happens.
4- I mis-labeled the parent plant pot last year. Unlikely in my opinion;
5- Higgs boson particles changed the genetic code of the parent plant.
Personally, at this point, I'm going with #5. I did record a larger than normal number of Higgs boson particles in the area of the parent last year.
I know that some members say that when trading or receiving seeds saved by another member you should always be aware that you may receive a cross or two but I also understand that it can be frustrating to learn that after months of growing you don't have what you expected.
As this is my second post relating to crossed seed I've shared this year, I'm not happy happy. I pride myself on sharing true seed. I sincerely apologize in advance if you're disappointed with your results.
I'll update everyone when I hear back from the vendor.