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    Default The Grapevine Seed Circle Number 5 - Chilli Special 2011-12

    The Grapevine Seed Circle Number 5 - Chilli Special

    The idea is:

    some of us grow some chilli some seeds for sharing out. (We are not limited to 16!)

    Then we share them out.

    Simples .

    Where I got the idea from:
    SeedCircle

    Some simple seed saving instructions:
    How To Save Seed

    The idea is that this thread can become a place to share what we are growing, when it is coming up to harvesting, and where we are all with things.

    Also, post any queries or techniques that we have devised to keep the seed clean.

    Note: chillis are open to crossing, so these will need isolating.

    Ok - first job.

    Post on here which chillis you feel you can save in 2011 - but if you change your mind, no worries.

    First come, first served.....

    1 - Northepaul - Bolivian Rainbow and Hungarian Hotwax or possibly Hungarian Black(so far) R
    2 - The Large One - Bengal Naga R
    3 - Zazen999 -Kalibi Round or Purple Beauty sweet pepper, Iranian Round Chili or Ryton Red R
    4 - Newton R
    5 - T8Ter -Fatalli, Gambia Red, Naga Morich, Bhut Jolokia, Numex twilight R
    6 - Davyburns Gelbe Kershen, and Nigels Outdoors R
    7 - Vicky lemon drop R
    8 -Bishop anaheim, cayenne, prarie fire, serranotam tam piqueno
    9 - BarleySugar - Hot Lemon & Choccie Habs R
    10 - Mrs Dobby - lots of stuff!!
    11- FoxHillGardener - Big Jim and Czechoslovakian Black (poss) R


    The Chilli Seed Circle is now closed for this year.
    Last edited by northepaul; 05-01-2012 at 05:40 PM. Reason: updating

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    Oh go on then

    Your link doesn't work, so can I put this on:

    Sweet peppers and chillies

    Sweet peppers and chillies are both members of the same species, Capsicum annuum (some less common chillies come from other capsicum species).

    Pepper flowers are self pollinating, and will set fruit without any insect activity.
    However, they will also cross readily, and sweet peppers will happily cross with chillies. You need to isolate your plants ... you could consider making an isolation cage to cover 3 or 4 plants. This is easy to do, and costs very little, especially if you can get hold of some old net curtain material.

    To save the seed, take peppers on your isolated plants which have ripened fully to their final colour (usually yellow or red). Cut the peppers open carefully, and rub the seeds gently off of the 'core' onto a plate. (Wear rubber gloves) Dry the seeds in a warm but not hot place


    from: How To Save Seed
    All gardeners know better than other gardeners." -- Chinese Proverb.

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    Do Chillies cross freely with other chillies/peppers?

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    Yes they are very promiscuous (hope thats correct spelling!!)
    And sorry about the link - I copied and pasted it from Zaz

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    Quote Originally Posted by chrismarks View Post
    Do Chillies cross freely with other chillies/peppers?
    Quote Originally Posted by Two_Sheds View Post
    they will also cross readily, and sweet peppers will happily cross with chillies.
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    Quote Originally Posted by northepaul View Post
    Yes they are very promiscuous (hope thats correct spelling!!)
    And sorry about the link - I copied and pasted it from Zaz
    Yeah sorry - you have to click on the link and copy and paste that onto the hyperlinkie thingy.

    Anyway!!!

    I've sorted it for you.


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    Ah, thought it may mean peppers would happily take chilli pollen, but perhaps not the other way around!

    Hmmm... tempted, but oh b*gger it, I'll join

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    Thea - is it just Chilis or Chilis and peppers???


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