Been Busy.. Lets play Catch up with some picts...

leafericson(6)August 6, 2013

Hey everyone, It's been awhile so I thought I'd play catch up with some photos of the progress...

Bishops Crown


Another pict of Bishops Crown


Chines 5 Color


Christmas Bells fruit


Christmas Bells


Ghost


Ghost Fruit


Rainforest fruit


Rainforest

Just want to say thanks to everyone that shared seeds with me. You are all way too kind.
I will be posting a lot more picts soon, so keep looking...

-Eric-

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leafericson(6)

Here's some more...


Trinidad Perfume


Trinidad Perfume fruit


Butch T


Butch T fruit


Moruga Scorpion fruit


Scotch Bonnet fruit


7 Pot Duglah

Many more to come...

    Bookmark   August 6, 2013 at 1:51PM
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leafericson(6)

And more..


Twilight


Starfish


Tiger Teeth


Primo (Thanks AJ!!!)


Orange Tree Hab


West Indian Red


Lantern


Lantern fruit


Orange Teapot


another Orange Teapot


Inca Red Drop


Orange Hab


White Hab


Fish


Fish fruit

Caribbean red

Bih Jolokia

Black Pearl

Black Knight

Australian Lantern Red

Not done yet :)
It's getting too sunny to take any more decent pics, so I will continue this later...

    Bookmark   August 6, 2013 at 2:58PM
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don555(3a)

I'm jealous.

    Bookmark   August 6, 2013 at 4:31PM
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habjolokia

Wow great pics! Plants looking awesome and good pod output. It nice to see so many peppers in one group that the name matches the pod formation, I don't see one questionable pod to plant name, great job on obtaining true seeds.

Mark

    Bookmark   August 6, 2013 at 4:45PM
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leafericson(6)

Thanks Mark!
Almost all seeds were obtained on Garden Web so it's no wonder that they all came true.
Peppers were started out in grow bags under T5's in January and February. Then they were transplanted into Walmart grocery bags with a mix of peat moss and pine bark nuggets.
-Eric-

    Bookmark   August 6, 2013 at 6:16PM
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SgtPepper

These plants and the production look as though they are straight out of an official picture book on peppers. Bravo!

    Bookmark   August 6, 2013 at 7:50PM
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daisydawnny(5)

Awesome plants...I thought mine were nice until I saw yours. Well done!

    Bookmark   August 6, 2013 at 9:05PM
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kypepperman(6)

ok the ghost fruit and rainforest fruit have really got my attention
great diversity

    Bookmark   August 6, 2013 at 10:11PM
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woohooman

Beautiful grow Eric. Definitely got a lot of uncommon varieties.

Nice to see something out of the ordinary.

Kevin

    Bookmark   August 7, 2013 at 12:43AM
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judo_and_peppers(Tampa FL)

I was gonna say that your moruga scorpion pods look exactly like the pods on what I thought were my brain strains. but others are saying everything you have looks correct. now I'm confused.

    Bookmark   August 7, 2013 at 1:37AM
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WazzyWaz

What a fantastic mixture of varieties and such beautiful plants, too!

    Bookmark   August 7, 2013 at 8:20AM
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leafericson(6)

Thanks everyone for all the compliments, I wasn't sure if they were all up to par but I guess so.
I will be sharing all the seeds sometime after there all ripe.
I have more picts to post, I think I have 61 hots plus a bunch of mild and sweets.. so get ready..
Judo_and_peppers- I have 2 Moruga Scorpion plants one is quite different than the other I will post pictures of them after I get out of work if It's not raining outside.
-Eric-

    Bookmark   August 7, 2013 at 1:15PM
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leafericson(6)

Here is the 2 Moruga Scorpions side by side the first one I am 99% sure it's the real deal the 2nd one did I mix up plant labels? or or get wrong seed? or is it a different strain of Moruga? By the way they came from different sources.


99% sure this is Moruga Scorpion


Very questionable, not quite sure what it is Moruga Scorpion???
(sorry the picture is a bit blurry)

    Bookmark   August 7, 2013 at 6:41PM
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judo_and_peppers(Tampa FL)

your first one looks precisely like what I've been calling a brain strain. the second one I'm not sure what it is. it looks sorta hab-ish to me, but lots of peppers do.

    Bookmark   August 7, 2013 at 7:33PM
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leafericson(6)

In the second picture the seed was obtained from a questionable source so to be sure I was getting a true Moruga I went to Cross Country Nurseries (they have 500 different varieties of peppers) and bought Moruga in the first picture when it was just a baby.
Now I'm not quite sure, your right it does look like a Brain Strain. I have read there is a lot of debate about Brain Strain and Moruga which is Witch? - pun intended looks like something a witch would put in her cauldron to steal your thoughts. (sorry I have a dry sense of humor :)

    Bookmark   August 7, 2013 at 8:27PM
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kypepperman(6)

pic 2 is not a brain strain. don't know what is. 1 is a morouga. yes the brainstrains and morougas do look similar but the bs seem to grow bigger pods in general

    Bookmark   August 7, 2013 at 8:44PM
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peppernovice

Congratulations on such a successful season. You have some of the best looking plants I've seen. It's times like these I feel my name is more than appropriate. I am humbled by your pepper greatness.

Tim

    Bookmark   August 7, 2013 at 8:51PM
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leafericson(6)

Know that I'm looking at the pic, #2 looks like your run of the mill orange hab.

Thanks Tim. This is my first year growing this many hot peppers, prior years I would grow maybe 10 different variety's.
Oh by the way your first big harvest looks amazing!!!

-Eric-

This post was edited by LeafEricson on Wed, Aug 7, 13 at 22:44

    Bookmark   August 7, 2013 at 9:48PM
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dancinglemons(7B VA)

AB-SO-Lutely FANTASTIC!! Your plants look great!! I'm going to look into those Walmart blue bags when I put the peppers in the greenhouse for winter.

Cheers,
DL

    Bookmark   August 8, 2013 at 4:19AM
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tn_gardening

Nice. Very nice.
My plants are doing OK, but clearly you are doing something a little better than me.
Thanks for sharing.

    Bookmark   August 9, 2013 at 10:15AM
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leafericson(6)

Thanks guys, here's a few more...


Alma Paprika


Black Cuban


Black Prince


Bonda Ma Jaques


Leutschauer Paprika


Hand Grenade


Poinsettia

Many more to come...

-Eric-

    Bookmark   August 9, 2013 at 12:48PM
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kasiec

Absolutely beautiful Eric. Are those regular Walmart grocery bags or are they planting bags? Thanks

Kasie

    Bookmark   August 9, 2013 at 9:45PM
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leafericson(6)

Kasie, they are just regular Walmart grocery bags. 50 cents a piece! Fabric grow bags are way out of my price range for the amount of peppers I have. These Walmart bags are just the same if not better! Better for the environment too since they are made from 100% recycled plastic bottles.
I swear by them and just as a test I made a raised garden bed with the exact same soil medium and feed them all the same, guess what? the ones in the grow bags outperformed the raised garden bed by far. I think it's b/c the Walmart bags are well draining and heat up more, that's something pepper plants seem to love.
-Eric-

    Bookmark   August 9, 2013 at 10:37PM
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kasiec

Thank you for the info Eric. Looking forward to seeing your harvesting pictures.

Kasie

    Bookmark   August 10, 2013 at 12:20AM
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dm_kelly

LeafEricson- I'm impressed! My raised bed plants were tiny compared to yours. I've been trying to figure out a way to grow more plants and wouldn't have thought of this if it weren't for the pictures. Have you tried this with other plants? Eggplant? Tomatoes? I see a trip to Walmart in my future!

    Bookmark   January 26, 2014 at 11:17AM
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leafericson(6)

Thanks dmkelly.

Even though those Walmart bags are only 50â a piece, it still is expensive when you add it all up with the peat, pine bark, bat guano and all the remaining ferts.
I really thought raised garden beds would do well and they do seem better than just in the ground but the Walmart bags out performed my raised beds by far and I used the same soil mix for both.
Sorry I haven't grown anything else in the bags but peppers. Everything else I much easier to grow. Peppers are very particular.
These bags require much more water and more fertilizing. They are very well drained and will leach out nutrients quickly. Whenever it rained for a long time I would go out there in the rain and fertilize them with a strong solution. Iron fert like you would use for lawns helps and to combat calcium deficiency I use calcium acetate, quick lime mixed with vinegar and allowed to settle.

    Bookmark   January 26, 2014 at 12:06PM
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wolph

Amazing looking plants and some high resolution pictures! How hot are the Orange teapots? I love there color! Worries me people keep saying that they get random seeds online cuz I did not use a reliable source. I'm gunna be using this post to match my pepers up to see what I got.lol

    Bookmark   February 17, 2014 at 10:51PM
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thepodpiper

Very nice plants Leaf, That Moruga sure looks like a 7-pot 2 me. I remember the days when scorpions had stingers.

    Bookmark   February 18, 2014 at 9:16AM
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ottawapepper

Hi Eric,

I didn't catch this post last year. Based on your picture of your Black Cuban, I think you may have gotten crossed seed either from me or through someone I sent them to.

Foliage on Cubans should be purple/blackish like the the Black Pearl or Black Prince.

Did your plant look like this?

If so, I'm sorry you didn't get what you were expecting.
When I discovered my saved seeds were contaminated with crossed seed, I put out a warning post, see below.

Bill

Here is a link that might be useful: Black Cuban seed from ottawapepper

This post was edited by ottawapepper on Tue, Feb 18, 14 at 18:29

    Bookmark   February 18, 2014 at 1:19PM
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