Why i am asking for money? Basically I Just want to grow peppers so I can make hot sauce.
The money is going to assist in sustaining my plants so I can make Sauce. I am determined to progress my pepper sauce. I will use the funds to start wisely and conservatively, while still moving aggressively toward mass distribution of peppers. I strive on the fact that my pepper sauce will be packed with flavor, and not compromising the satisfaction of heat. I am trying to grow many of my own peppers to give that personal care for my sauce. Now I begin my expansion to establish crossing hybrid with other peppers to make the ultimate tasty pepper.
About seed pureness?
Generally the seed you buy on the net are not 100% pure. Some cases they If the grower have different pepper plants growing next to each other, the result will be a mixture of different variety and won't be 100% pure. Then only way to preserve seed pureness is to self pollinate the plant by artificial means before contamination from other variety. It will take you 2-3 years or more to select a pure variety from it. It important to have seed bank of purity when searching for distinct traits. That way it easy to have certain looking pepper on you at all times for future cross breeding. I make it point to be careful from who I buy from and seek out professional growers that create their own variety over the years.
Pepper breeding / crossing ?
Step 1: Grow seeds. Step 2: Cross pollinate them
Step 3: Collect the seeds that had been cross between two pepper plants.
Step 4: Grow those seeds and isolate the plant from other peppers varieties so they don't cross again. You can let that plant use it's own genetic material (self pollination)
Fun Tip - Back Crossing
when you cross you plant back with a parent or ancestor. Like if you had a Habanero x Jalapeno, it's 50/50 of each variety, if you back cross it to the Habanero, it will be either be 2/3 hab or 3/4 hab
It enables you to get a closer gene pool to the hab and likely retain some traits. You could even be 10 generations in and back-cross to a plant in the 3rd generation.
Finally a new cross is deemed stable after a large number of generations to ensure that there is little variation. (You don't want to wait for that pepper you've been growing all year to end up having a complete different color or shape do you?)
For example your first generation is all dominant genes, f2 is when the recessive genes show, so when you pick a quality you want and keep that quality after so many generations, the likelihood of getting anything else after 5, 6, 7, 8 generations.
Fun Tip - what does F1 mean?
F1 means first generation, F2 means second and so on. The more generations a cross has behind it the less likely you'll get any other phenotype. Phenotypes are just how genes are expressed in a certain environment. (simple eh)
If i can, I will give you more pods!
If I can reach my stretch Goal I be happy to increase every one rewards.
Humble Goal Nothing more nothing less
My Grow List
Currently My seed Stock Contains
Carolina Reaper, Trinidad Mugo Scorpion, Peter Pepper, Trinidad Scorpion Yellow, Trinidad Perfume, 7Pot Douglah, Trinidad Cherry Red, Ghost pepper Red
Choose from above for me to make hybrids.
Special Thanks to AJ Drew who contributed seeds to my seed bank.
However with enough funds I can increase my seed bank thus increasing the selection you can choose from for me to work with so just matter reaching stretch goal to achieve this.
Risks and challenges
The goal is to grow number of pepper plants to make yummy sauce.
There are certain challenges financially, since if some of you want me to to create hybrids it will require more funding to get more seeds to start growing vast amount of peppers to increase bio diversity to get some unique pepper pods.
Getting every one orders in is race against the clock and will require head start so by starting as early as possible before the year is over I can get early grow season before next spring I can be ahead of mother nature and get in every one rewards on time before next winter.
That is how I will get every one orders on time.
I will keep everyone inform by providing updates by via photos and videos so they know what they are getting as I will invest a lot of my own time in this project, to bring you nothing but the best quality possible, and we will keep on exploring possible new ways to enhance your own pepper growing experience
That how I will keep every one happy because they will know what going on each step of the way.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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