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Old May 26, 2016   #61
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Are anyone's seeds up yet? Mine aren't.

I had a really sick thought. Would it be possible to radiate the fresh peppers after picking, so as to render the seeds sterile? That would be an effective way to maintain control over the variety, just like hybridizing.
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Old May 26, 2016   #62
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I have 1 of 3 up, so not irradiated
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Old May 26, 2016   #63
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Whew. That is good to hear.
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Old May 26, 2016   #64
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It'll be interesting to see if they breed true. If so, I will surely be joining the fray for seeds
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Old May 26, 2016   #65
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I have 1 of 3 up, so not irradiated
I agree, very good to hear that they sprouting.

I do have a question. They pic these peppers for market at the best time when they nice and firm and pretty. For saving pepper seeds, I have always left the peppers stay on the vine til they are the very last color they can possibly be and then some to make sure the seeds are mature.

With store peppers being picked before full ripeness, does that mean that most of the seeds will be immature and not germinate and so maybe you have to sow extras?
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Old May 26, 2016   #66
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I would love seeds to these!
Sprouts is my favorite grocery store but no Sprouts in my area,yet. I can wish!
I will go to Sprouts when we visit AZ in June,along with the Asian and Mexican grocery stores!
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Old May 26, 2016   #67
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For saving pepper seeds, I have always left the peppers stay on the vine til they are the very last color they can possibly be and then some to make sure the seeds are mature.
You must be commended for your patience, but that really isn't necessary. Some seeds mature long before the pod itself. You can easily grow jalapeños from green pods. Of course, as the pod ripens there are proportionately more mature seeds. But there is no need to deny yourself the pleasure of a pod for that.
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Old May 27, 2016   #68
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I have 17 up from 18, I sowed extra in case germination wasn't good, but they have shot up! Just wish I had a better climate for growing peppers.
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I am still interested in some seeds if anyone has any to spare
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Crap no seller in France
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Crap no seller in France
Hi Nicollas, pm me your address if you'd like some saved seeds, sorry can't help with fruits.

Uncle Doss, I'm not sure where you are located, I can send you some seeds, though they may take a week or two as they would be coming from the UK?
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You must be commended for your patience, but that really isn't necessary. Some seeds mature long before the pod itself. You can easily grow jalapeños from green pods. Of course, as the pod ripens there are proportionately more mature seeds. But there is no need to deny yourself the pleasure of a pod for that.
Thank you for that information. Good to know. Will save me from waiting months and months for ripened peppers.

JayC... Wow! You can have a mini field of colorful Enjoya's. If you don't mind, what method did you use to germinate yours?
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I've also got several saved seeds planted out. By end of season this year we should have a good idea about the hybrid/OP nature of these things. I'm really interested in crossing the strip trait into some hot chile lines, if possible. I like the mental image of a striped jalapeno or habanero type chile.
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I've also got several saved seeds planted out. By end of season this year we should have a good idea about the hybrid/OP nature of these things. I'm really interested in crossing the strip trait into some hot chile lines, if possible. I like the mental image of a striped jalapeno or habanero type chile.
Yes! I like the way you think. It would make it look like it is on fire.
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Yes! I like the way you think. It would make it look like it is on fire.
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