Naga Jolokia

John11840(z6/CT)August 20, 2011

This is my first year to grow Naga Jolokias. I thought they were supposed to be super hot. I harvested my first ones today and they weren't nearly as hot as the habs, chocolate scotch bonnets or aji umbas that I also harvested. Did I misunderstand how hot they were supposed to be?

John A

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greenman28 NorCal 7b/8a

Got any pics? Could they be the PC-1, perhaps?

I haven't harvested my Nagas yet, but the pods look the same as my Bih Jolokia and possibly
my Dorset Naga, too (pods are too small to tell).

Josh

    Bookmark   August 20, 2011 at 1:37PM
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ottawapepper

I agree with Josh, you may be growing the Naga Jolokia PC-1. It is a C. Frutescens variety and grows like a Thai (fruit pointing up).

The *hot* Naga Jolokia is a C. Chinense variety and its fruit looks like this:

Bill

    Bookmark   August 20, 2011 at 2:40PM
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greenman28 NorCal 7b/8a

Nice pic!

By the way, Bill, the seeds produced excellent plants!

Josh

    Bookmark   August 20, 2011 at 3:36PM
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ottawapepper

Thanks Josh,

Nice to hear you were happy with the seed!

Bill

    Bookmark   August 20, 2011 at 5:10PM
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John11840(z6/CT)

I don't have any ripe ones now, but when I do I take a picture. They don't look as wringled as yours, Bill, but they definitely don't point up like Thai hots. I'll come back as soon as I have a picture to show.
John A

    Bookmark   August 23, 2011 at 5:01PM
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rdback(Z6 VA)

John,

Here's a pic of the Naga Jolokia PC-1, just for reference. Very prolific plant. Hotter than a Cayenne. Makes a good powder.

Rick

    Bookmark   August 25, 2011 at 2:20PM
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John11840(z6/CT)

Thanks Rick, but it's definitely not that.
John A

    Bookmark   August 26, 2011 at 11:46AM
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smokemaster_2007

My PC1 were more like shorter Cayenne pods.3-5 inches long and pendant.
BUT they claim there is a Frutescens and Annuum.
Mine were Frutescens according to the seed pack.

See link below.

My red and purple ones were like the purple ones in this data base.

Here is a link that might be useful: PC1,Purple Naga Jolokia

    Bookmark   August 26, 2011 at 2:01PM
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John11840(z6/CT)

OK - Now that the hurricane has passed, I have a few that are ripening. I've never had any luck pasting photos on this site so below is a link to Photobucket. Do those look lile Nagas?
John A

Here is a link that might be useful: Naga Jolokia

    Bookmark   August 31, 2011 at 2:20PM
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ottawapepper

It looks like a Habanero to me. Where did you get the seed?

Regarding posting photos, see link below.

Bill

Here is a link that might be useful: Posting photos

    Bookmark   August 31, 2011 at 6:02PM
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John11840(z6/CT)

Thanks Bill - I got the seed from Heather McDonald's trade last year. I also have red habaneros and these are more slender than the red habs.
Thanks also for the photo pasting info. It still didn't work. A few questions:
1. Do I include the brackets?
2. In imgscr= is there a space between g&s?
3. Can I past a whole folder or do the photos need to be separated into singles?
Sorry to seem so dense. This has never worked for me.
John A

    Bookmark   September 1, 2011 at 5:01PM
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ottawapepper

Hi John,

Maybe the contributor unknowingly submitted seed from a pod that was cross pollinated or mis-labeled their pack?

Yes you need the angle brackets and yes there is a space between img & src.

The code example I posted is for an individual photo.

I got the url (internet location) for one of you photos, here is the line (code) I used to include it below:

    Bookmark   September 1, 2011 at 7:32PM
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John11840(z6/CT)

Thanks Bill - I'll try again.

They are starting to look more like your photos, although smoother skin. You're right that they could be cross pollinated with something else.
John A

    Bookmark   September 2, 2011 at 1:25PM
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ottawapepper

Hey John,

I just noticed that your picture in my previous post shows up as "image moved or deleted"? It displayed fine when I checked it in preview prior to submitting? Curious, I'm wondering if it's a photobucket quirk. I use Flickr and never had this happen. Maybe another member who uses photobucket can chime in with some advice.

Anyhow back to the original topic, here are a few pictures for future reference:

Here's a shot of a few unripe Bih Jolokia pods from earlier this year. You can see the blistering / dimpling nicely on the kinked pod. It's just starting to develop on the other younger ones.

Here's a shot of the plant today. I've probably already harvested 40+ pods off it so far this season. It's a small plant because it's in a 2 gallon pot (sitting inside a 3 gallon pot I never got around to planting up to). In a 5 gallon pot it'll easily get 3 times as large in the first season.

Here's a shot I took a few years ago that illustrates the pod variations between three Naga varieties I grew that year. Top: Dorset Naga; Right: Bih Jolokia; Bottom/Left: Bhut Jolokia.

Bill

Ps. You have email

    Bookmark   September 2, 2011 at 5:40PM
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John11840(z6/CT)

Thanks for the great photos, Bill. I gather from your notes that the term "Naga" is a generic one that applies to the entire species? Mine look exactly like the ones at the top of the plate you called Dorset Naga.

I would also be interested if there is some issue with Photobucket that prevents copying from there. It would be so easy if we could just cut & paste a jpeg.

John A

    Bookmark   September 6, 2011 at 10:52AM
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greenman28 NorCal 7b/8a

I'm growing four related varieties this year, thanks to Bill (and Hippy Seed).
So far, the Dorset (Bill) and the Morich (Hippy Seed) have very similar looking pods -
fatter at the shoulder, and not as long as the Bhut or Bih pods.

Josh

    Bookmark   September 6, 2011 at 9:20PM
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