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  1. Chris11 Challenge - The Results

    by , 28-11-2018 at 11:56 AM
    The Story so far....

    In January 2018, I got some seeds from Chris11. Included in that pack was a mix bag of 50 seeds. The Challenge was to identify up to a dozen varieties of Sweet and Chilli peppers from leaf, structure and colour of flowers and pods. The final list to be provided at the end of the season. The seeds were sown on 10th Feb along with my other peppers. After germination and 2 blogs on progress, Chris notified me there was a bakers dozen - i.e. 13 varieties of pepper ...

    Updated 01-12-2018 at 04:37 PM by 4Shoes

  2. Chris11 Challenge - August Update

    by , 25-08-2018 at 08:02 AM
    Now that the peppers are ripening, I have now grouped them into 10 varieties.
    7B appears to be a Pot Black Cross.

    zoo poo-chilli-blog-august4.jpg

    Table 1 - Summary.
    NB : - 6 seeds did not germinate.

    Chilli Peppers.

    zoo poo-chilli-blog-august2.jpg

    Still to pin down 4B & 12B. They are either a Cayenne or a Ring of Fire. I have both plants from my own seed and had ruled them out in June. Shows how hard it is to ...
  3. Chris11 Challenge - July Update

    by , 28-07-2018 at 07:26 PM
    Another Month passes and the peppers are all doing well. With the fruit ripening and changing colour, I am now in a better position to identify duplicate plants and styles of peppers.

    Long Thin

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    Pots 11B and 4A look to be Golden Cayenne. Pots 4B and 12B are a red Cayenne style pod. They are larger than my Ring of Fire and Hot Cayenne. I'm going to go for Large Red Thick for these.

    There are another ...
  4. The July Pod Drop

    by , 23-07-2018 at 03:43 PM
    Just like apples, it seems there is a Chilli Pod Drop.

    Over the last week or so, the chilli plants (or should I say pepper plants) have decided to drop all excess flowers and "budding" fruit.

    Towards the end of last month I isolated quite a few flowering buds. After pollination, I marked them up and thought nothing of it. Last week I noticed that some of the pods I had marked had fallen to floor.

    Looking closer at the plants, it ...
  5. Chris11 Challenge - June Update

    by , 01-07-2018 at 08:28 PM
    Another eventful month and the peppers seem to be happy in the polytunnel. More than can be said for the tomatoes which are suffering from heat and/or sun stroke.

    The current status of the peppers can be summarised in Picture 1 and 2 below.

    The 'What I Did Today' Archive - 2006-chilli-blog-june2.jpg
    Picture 1 - 1A to 5B

    The 'What I Did Today' Archive - 2006-chilli-blog-june1.jpg
    Picture 2 - 6A - 12B

    All but one of the plants have flowers and a further 3 plants have still to ...

    Updated 02-07-2018 at 12:45 PM by 4Shoes

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