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Reapers new to me

Discussion in 'Peppers' started by tropics, Mar 9, 2018.

  1. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Trying to grow S.C. Reapers from seed
    Dried the seeds back in Oct. on a plastic dish,worked great made envelopes from coin wrappers.The peppers I got down in Ga. grower called the one Peach Reapers the rest were red Reapers,I started with the Peach 2/25/18 on a wet napkin in my desk draw
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    Peach Reaper 4 Seeds Started 2/25/18
    Transferred to Cups 3/2/18
    Plant started showing 3/7/18
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    Red Reaper 9 Seeds Started 3/2/18
    Transferred to cups 8 out of 9 - 3/7/18 Reds starting to show 3/10/18
    used 7 cups 1 has 2 plants
    Waiting for the Reds the one that is showing is a Peach Reaper
    Checking to see if the florescent light is more beneficial
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    Will update with pics as they progress and more then likely asking questions
    TIA Richie
     
    Last edited: Mar 10, 2018
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  2. dr k

    dr k Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Wow it looks great so far. That double cup works really well. I can't believe how quickly they germinated. A few of mine miraculously popped at 21 days!? Are your fluorescent lights for plants? It seems 14 hours a day as low as 6 inches from the cotelydon firsts leaves keeps them from getting gangly.
     
  3. dr k

    dr k Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Put them is a south facing window with a plant light. Hot peppers like fast draining soil when the are in full stride so when transplanting after hardening them to outside pots etc. 1/3 sand, 1/3 peat moss or potting mix, and 1/3 potting soil all mixed up. Let them wilt a little then water when in pots.
     
  4. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Plain florescent maybe 12" above the plant room is fairly warm so I don't need the heat.I been u tubing and the plain bulb works according to some growers.I had 4 out of 4 on the Peach & 8 out of 9 on the Red.PM me your address as soon as I see a break in the weather I will ship some seeds
    Richie
     
  5. Laftpig

    Laftpig Fire Starter

    Good luck with those peppers. I grew several last year and they look beautiful when the peppers develop. Make sure you stake them as the main stalk is very fragile even though to looks rugged. I had several snap off at the base during a wind storm. That aside, in my opinion, they are worthless as they are so so so hot you can’t really do anything with them.
     
  6. dr k

    dr k Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    i give a lot away and dehydrate and grind to powder (outside.) 1/4 teaspoon for an entire pizza. There are many locals that take one but probably stare at it till it rots.lol
     
  7. SonnyE

    SonnyE Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    That's probably because they're ascared of them. :eek:
     
  8. myownidaho

    myownidaho Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    I grew Ghost peppers a couple of years ago. I ate a small piece with no seeds or rib. For the next 20 minutes, it felt like someone was going to town on the back of my throat with a wire wheel heated by a blowtorch. The bag of dried chili’s is still sitting in the pantry.
     
  9. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Kurt I don't have any south facing windows in a warm room.Picked up a full spectrum light it is about 18" above them
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    Richie
     
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  10. dr k

    dr k Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    That's my set up as well. I don't have a south facing window.
     
  11. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Found the pics of the peppers
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    Decided to cut down to 10 plants also move every thing into 3 oz. cups most of them have 4 leaves now
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    Close up
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    Richie
     
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  12. dr k

    dr k Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Looks like you have an assortment of ripe peppers. The plants look good.
     
  13. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Kurt the peach colored one in the back is what I took the seeds from for the Plant that is in the close up only 2 weeks old.
    Richie
     
  14. myownidaho

    myownidaho Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Looking good so far!
     
  15. Ha whenever I see Reapers I immediately think Commander Shepard. I'm glad that your reapers are not here to wipe out all intelligent life to make way for the next cycle lol. Mass Effect humor :)

    George
     
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  16. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Hey guy's thanks I hope that this turns out some good Pepper Sauce
    Richie
     
  17. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Plants are 1 month old
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    Close up
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    They like the 3 oz cups
     
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  18. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    As of today they are getting bigger
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  19. WaterinHoleBrew

    WaterinHoleBrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    That is awesome my friend, I need to try this!
     
  20. dr k

    dr k Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Getting big. I need to get mine potted. But maybe snow next weekend.
     

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