Welcome to Monster Peppers Kickstarter, heating up the pepper growing industry to next degree. When you think of New York the first thoughts that comes to mind is Pizza and Bagels. Now the next thing will be MONSTER HOT PEPPERS! This project is focus on Starting New Era of Growers. We want to help the world and shape it towards making a difference. Learn to grow food as whole and in this kickstarter, try growing hot peppers. Helping you understand all the work that goes into creating them. You will get seeds to grow the peppers yourself. Hot peppers with superior flavor and heat. Not mass-produced: We only grow and collect the best. Can be grown indoors and outdoors, and needs little space. Our commitment to consistent quality is what separates us from the industry. Making a product that adapts to climate change, is organically grown, and pesticide free.
Straight to the point. We just want to grow Monster Size Hot Peppers. This project will help you learn how to grow your own monster size peppers.More backers means more funding. More funding means more time to devote towards research & development. So we can provide you with more photos and documented field work. We aim to raise the bar for hot pepper growing and gain a foothold in the industry. Funds will also help set-up a future website to sell pepper seeds to individuals, farmers, and companies where seeds can be selected from the pod of your choice.
- Here is the current list of the hot peppers seeds in this kickstarter. Apocalypse Scorpion, Sepia Serpent,King Naga,Skunk Red,Naga Jigsaw,Reaper Nagabrain,Moruga Scorpion,7Pot Slimer,Black Panther,Big Red Mama,Perfume, SugarRush, Habanada, SuperChili, Moruglah,Borg 9,Chocolate Devil Tongue, Red Ghost Pepper, Brazil Starfish, Bishop Crown, Habanero,Kraken Scorpion, Yellow Reaper -Devils Brain, Leopard Reaper, Vampire ,California Reaper, Morich Reaper ,Ghost Peach,Yaki Red, Devil Gum, Sunny Mustard Desert Beetle, Scorcher Red Sizzle Moth,Chocolate Manticore ,Rock Star Spiky Ghost pepper, Contorted CoCo -Bottle Habanero, Da Bomb, Sunbeam Tails,Giant BMM, Tempest,Upside Green Monster,Mango Habanero,Searing Mustard, Abyss, BishopCrown
The project is 100% Funded!!! Our current sketch goal is to raise additional $1,000.oo Monster Peppers would like to make some creative content! Story driven web comic 50 strips long for all our backers to enjoy!!!
Let talk about growing Monster Peppers. Keep in touch with the creator in friendly learning growing environment with other hot peppers growers in the Monster Pepper Discord Community. Some of us rather just talk or text. This allows for the best means of all forms of communication. while updating everyone on the go with photos for future years of growing. Get to know the creator in daily text chats or audio calls. Get Some exclusive art goodies base on the Monster Peppers. Take part in our live streams and video gaming antics.
Including simple step by step help guide from every process of the pepper seedling development with artistic visualization. Illustrations and photos will be presented in a downloadable format. You get to choose which seed strains you want at the end of the growing season. We will have plenty of images to provided once we grow out all the peppers. You just have to wait patiently for them by 2020.
Made in USA $30 T-Shirts locally sourced forge with muscle and magic. MONSTER CUDDLY SHIRTS made from 100 percent combed ring-spun cotton. LOOK SPICY IN YOUR TRENDY MONSTER PEPPER T-SHIRT! You will get the design of your choosing from the Monster Pepper gallery.
30 seed strains (7 seeds) for a grand total of 210 seeds! Get yourself some Monster varieties of hot peppers! A $150.00 value, yours for only $45.00!!!
In this tier you will able to access any seeds.10 seed strains (7 seeds) for a grand total of 70 seeds! You get to choose which seed strains you want at the end of the growing season.
SHIRTS AND SEED. GET 3 Shirts and 10 seed strains (7 seeds) for a grand total of 70 seeds! You just have to wait patiently for them by 2020.
You too can be Mad Scientist with us and Create your own MONSTER PEPPER ARTISTICALLY! Don't know anything about drawing? You don't have too with us because will make it happen for you! Talk about service! ONCE IN LIFE TIME EXPERIENCE!!! Also you will get your own customize T-Shirt of the Monster. 10 seed strains for a grand total of 70 seeds! You just have to wait patiently for them by 2020.
These seed hybrid strains are unstable so phenotypes will have different outcomes. 30 seed strains (300 seeds), 5 hybrid strains (50 seeds) for a grand total of 350 seeds! A Pepper t-shirt. You will get them this year by Dec 2019
The Kevin Bane Seed Strains are stable but Contorted Coco has many phenotypes when it comes to shapes. IT BIG AND THICK AND WE ALL LOVE HER LIKE THAT. NO BODY SHAPE SHAMING HERE! 30 seed strains (300 seeds), 5 hybrid strains (50 seeds) and 10 Kevin Bane exclusive strains including the Contorted Coco (100 seeds), for a grand total of 450 seeds! A Pepper t-shirt and a Monster Horror t-shirt. You will get them this year by Dec 2019
We love horror films and thrillers, so we designed this special edition t-shirt that's only available in the tiers starting from the Early Bird Kevin Bane Vault, and up. You will get them this year by Dec 2019
STOP READING NOW OR YOU WILL LEARN TO MUCH!!!!
The chili pepper which is the fruit of plants from the genus Capsicum, members of the nightshade family, Solanaceae. Genus Capsicum is native to the tropics of Central and South America.
Bringing more creativity and character to these fiery fruits. Creating and breeding plants with more aptitude and attitude. Hot peppers with energetic genetics. Learn to grow your very own Monster Peppers. Learn about peppers in fun and creative ways through exclusive content and explore the ability to grow them. We not just doing peppers, we creating new content for everyone to enjoy.Teaching people to grow and encouraging others wanting to grow can help the planet become better place. In more ways then you might think.
Scientists associate the dramatic decline of insect populations to climate change and agribusiness, due to the destruction of natural habitats and the application of heavy pesticide usage over the course of decades. The decline of insects is rapidly getting worse, this hurts all terrestrial ecosystems. Insects are the basis of the food network that supports the diet of birds, reptiles, amphibians, humans and help with the pollination of plants. 75% of crops would be unable to reproduce and die out as a result of the lack of insects. If plants don't get pollinated by insects that means you do not get any food from the vegetables/fruit you are growing. Peppers can self pollinate which is a wonderful trait to have in world where pollinating insects are on the decline. Monster Peppers will not use pesticides because the collapse of insect populations can lead to the collapse of terrestrial ecosystems. That really bad news for entire planet. INCLUDING YOU!
- Monster Peppers do not use pesticides, fungicides, insecticides, and herbicides
Rusty Patched Bumble Bees are endangered and to avoid any harm towards them and other beneficial insects that live in our environment, we must protect our natural local ecosystems by using methods that will not hurt the beneficial insects, microbes and helpful fungus which plants depend on to survive. Monster Peppers tackles this issue by using ladybugs to combat aphids that hurt crops. Healthy soil is made up of billions of beneficial microscopic organisms. These microorganisms exist in all places and especially in the growing medium of our soil. Using pesticides hurt the activity in the ground and ends up destroying the fertility in soil. Grow herbs such as Thyme, Cilantro, Borage, Sage, Fennel, Mint, because these herbs have flowering stages that help feed Bees.
Monster Peppers is focused on crop breeding for organic growers that want conventional farms / gardens. Farming and gardening often means working with occurring natural problems like insects, the weather, and soil fertility. Monster Peppers focuses on breeding plants to produce seeds for nature's harshest conditions. Sustainable Seed strains that grow without pesticides or genetic modification. Breeding plants for sustainability by improving their genetics. This will help new generations of growers that want to learn how to harness the power of growing their own food and help save the environment in the long run. Also it helps to eat locally sourced food and shop for certain foods within their grow season.
- Breeding to produce seeds that contain genetics with the following: Drought Stress, Pest/disease resistance, Abiotic and Biotic stress tolerance, Increased yield without more land expansion, Nutrient efficiency without more fertilizers and Water use efficiency, Longer Shelf Life Produce
What is Plant Hardiness? Plant hardiness is the ability of a plant to survive adverse growing climates such as drought, flooding, heat and cold. The science behind plant hardiness can be complicated. Plant genetics determine the ability of a plant to withstand many forms of natural problems nature provides. Each plant may have different hardiness levels based on their adaptations and genetics. Monster Peppers plants are grown in the most simplistic way, only letting the healthiest survive. Many of the plants that are grown do not survive the harsh trials of Monster Pepper growing but that is the point! We are breeding these domesticated plants to be stronger then your average everyday mass-produced plant, but in the most natural way possible.
(We perfect IV and EV train/breed our plants. Only some of you will understand this reference)
It's prohibited to offer genetically modified organisms as reward items on Kickstarter. Monster Peppers are not such things.
Genetically modified organism (GMO) are living things, including seeds whose DNA has been engineered outside the natural process of cross pollination to inherit desirable traits. Many of the GMO products being grown today have used Super Science Technologies to artificially introduce Non Plant Based genetics into plants. It is this "crossing" of two different living organisms that nature would otherwise NOT allow that has many others concerned.
Monster Peppers, IS NOT to be mistaken as GMO. The term GMO is still a term that is feared, leading to confusion about what a GMO seed really means.
- What is not a GMO? The genomes of organisms that change naturally over time. When organisms mate, offspring get bits of DNA from both parents.
- Mutations?...NOPE! Mutations arise as a result of mistakes when DNA is copied. Perhaps the reason we have spicy peppers is because of mutation that later became adaption.
- Environmental factors? Never! UV radiation can create changes in DNA. These changes to the DNA are not ‘genetic modifications’ as they happen naturally.
The Scoville Scale is a tool for measuring the hotness of a chili pepper, as defined by the amount of capsaicin it contains. Named after American pharmacist Wilbur Scoville, who devised the Scoville Organoleptic Test in 1912 as a measure of the amount of capsaicin in hot peppers. Unlike methods based on high-performance liquid chromatography, the Scoville scale is an empirical measurement dependent on the capsaicin sensitivity of testers and so is not a precise or accurate method to measure capsaicinoid concentration.
Johnny Scoville and Sasquatch are both active reviewers in the chili community. Check out their reviews on the Contorted Coco! Monster Peppers will be scouting for pod reviewers to be featured on the Monster Peppers YouTube Channel. Have a channel and want Monster Size Pods to review? Reach out to us in our discord server! Access to the server is granted to all who back the project.
Chili Peppers (hot peppers) contain ferocious chemical substance call Capsicum. Chili peppers containing capsicum is what gives these family of peppers their intensity when ingested or applied topically. The chili pepper capsicum activates sensory neurons call Polymodal Nociceptors. These neurons exist all over the human body, such as your mouth and nose. These sensory neurons are activated by extreme heat. Your brain thinks it's in pain because the capsicum triggers these sensory alarms that exist all over and internally inside the human body.
These compounds known as capsaicinoids, is present in large quantities in the placental tissue, the internal membranes, and the other fleshy parts inside of the pods. There are 23 known types of capsaicinoids, with their nutritional and antibiotic properties being used largely in painkillers and pepper spray. However not all spicy foods are spicy in the same way. The difference lies in the types of compounds involved. The capsaicin found in black pepper and chili peppers is made up of larger, heavier molecules call Alkylamides, which linger in your mouth after consumption. Horseradish and wasabi in contrast are made up of smaller molecules called Isothiocyanates that float to your sinuses. This is why chili peppers burn your mouth and wasabi burns your nose.
Capsaicin is a fat soluble chemical that has long Hydrocarbon Tail, meaning it's non polar. Non-polar molecules do not have two electrical poles and the electrons are distributed symmetrically on both sides. The thing about non-polar molecules is that they can only be dissolved in other non polar substances. It binds strongly with lipoprotein receptors in the cell walls of fatty foods like milk and ice cream. Milk contains non-polar substances, meaning the capsaicin will be dissolved and washed out by milk. Water is a polar solvent. Only polar compounds and other polar solvents will mix with water. This is why drinking Water is bad after eating hot peppers. It only intensified the pain.
The average price for hot pepper seeds is $5 for 10 seeds. That's usually been the market norm for hot peppers seeds. Prices can range from $3.00 per 10 seeds to even as high $15. The reason for this is because certain pepper seeds are carrying unique genetic information. Those genetics contain value, years of someone's life spent to cultivate those pods. To many competitive growers getting the best seeds with amazing phenotypes is worth the price.
Let's evaluate the standards of those seeds you purchase from a respectable grower online:
- Do you know for certain which seeds were harvested from which pod?
- Do you know how old these seeds are from the day they harvested?
There's really no way to know is there? Monster Peppers seeks to address this issue...
What's the point of purchasing seeds that never derive from the pod that's being displayed?
- Monster Peppers would like to build a website were you get the seeds that correspond to the pod OF YOUR CHOICE.
- This pod contains a unique mutation, this bi-pod will be the only pod harvested.
Growing out strains and breeding plants that produce consistent pods for their iconic phenotypes. The consumer has the right to know the details. What seeds were produced from which plant, and with what Genotypes and phenotypes. Those are the standards that we will provide that makes Monster Peppers seeds worth backing and purchasing. None of our seeds will be mixed with other seeds from different pods. You will know which seeds came from what specific pods. Harvested seeds that come mixed with others from different podswith different phenotypes seems like a terrible and outdated business practice.
- Seed Quality Testing and Certification. Once enough seeds are harvested and the proper funding is available, Monster Peppers will explore submitting a number of samples for testing. Seed quality assessments will help discover facts on germination rates and seed quality and purity, as well as the exact Scoville Rating of every pepper strain. This requires many seeds and a lot of funding to achieve, but that something we hope to work towards. Each seed strain packet will then have labeling that signifies New York State Department of Agriculture market rules & regulations.
The Phenotype is a description of physical characteristics that can be observed. Visible characteristics like plant height or pepper pod color, but also the overall health, the disease history, and even behavior and general disposition. Does the plant grow rapidly or slow from every transplant? Does the plant get stressed easily during transplants from one pot to the next? Can it afford to be overwatered or underwatered? Does the plant like music or t.v? These are all considered phenotypes.
The Genotype is the genes that help create those phenotypes. A Genotype is a complete heritable genetic identity; a unique set of genes or genetic material present in a cell or organism with all of the information needed to build that organism and allow it to grow and develop in a certain way. Each is very likely to contain similar phenotypes but the overall Genotype can be different. Here we value every seed being individual. The only way to be certain is growing every seed and isolating each plant to determine it's unique Genotype and the average traits seen in the family.
Genes do not always reveal everything. Some of the most exotic peppers come different biomes of the world. That's because the environment plays an important factor in the phenotype development of the plant, which will later determine the outcome of the pepper pods physical traits. Some pods are smooth while others are spiky or rougher in appearance. Most phenotypes are influenced by both the genotype and by the unique circumstances in which the plant has lived it's life, including everything that has ever happened to the plant. We often refer to these as “nature” - the unique genome that the plants carry, and “nurture” - the environment that your plants lived.
This can explain why some pepper pods look vastly different from other growers in different parts of the world even thought they are growing the same family of pepper plants.
These pods are the same pepper strain and the same mother plant, but have two distinctively different phenotypes. Each pod's physical appearance is decided from random DNA sequences. You will never get a bunch of pods looking exactly identical to each other. Pods may all come from the same mother plant but the outcomes can be completely random from one another.
Pepper seeds from the same pod are closely related to each other however they are not genetically identical. This has always been a misleading message that has run rampant in the pepper growing community. Not every pepper pod is going to come out looking identical to previous pods from past grow seasons. Pods from the same mother plant grown in isolation will all still have genetic variations from one another. Each seed in every single pod are genetic individuals. This is something that is never expressed enough and that should be public knowledge to all consumers in this market. But that genetic diversity can be controled through isolation.
Now when buying seeds many growers say they isolate their peppers by growing them far apart in separate locations. Well Monster Peppers wants to take it to the next level! Segregating plants is the best we can do for now even with netting that will be purchased for the purpose of isolation. The problem is that their still is a small chance for cross pollination to occur when growing outside. Some bugs are so tiny even for the smallest of netting. The only way to fully prevent cross pollination is by growing in a 100% sterile, isolated, indoor room.
- Each individual pepper strain plant will get netting
Since these pepper plants are being grown in an urban setting, space is limited. So each plant will get it own space and mesh netting that will prevent bees and other insects that would cause cross pollination. This netting is to help isolate certain pepper plants for quality assurance to help determine what pods each will produce and the genetic purity of them. This also helps determine the average of which genes the plants are carrying and what traits they are passing on to their pods.
- Each seed comes from the fertilization of an ovum with a sperm from a separate pollen grain. Since each pollen grain can come from a different pepper plant, the seeds will generally differ from one another.
Hence why it important to have netting to avoid cross pollination. Isolation growing will help prevent the pollen spreading. However mathematically speaking there are numerous of differences in every plant's DNA sequences. Decrease your output in genetic diversity to get the pods to look more identical to the phenotypes of your choice by growing them in isolation. The only way to get an exact copy of a plant and thus increasing the chances of getting the specific mathematical outcome of certain phenotypes is by simply just taking cuttings in order to clone the plant. This is call Pheno Hunting.
- The term is Pheno Hunting: Finding the most desirable individual plant with all the characteristics growers seek. Cuttings from a selected mother plant from a trusted source are highly prized. Why breed for the same results when you can just take it from original source.
What are hybrids? How are they created? If you like to understand how hybrids are made, well you're in luck. To simply sum it up, a hybrid is made up of two peppers that combine into a new one. When two Peppers Love each very much they combine their genetics. Hybridization is difficult to produce unless each pepper can be in sync mentality, emotionally and physically. The peppers must be in a healthy relationship to form a hybrid. The outcome of the pod results in it taking on new completely different form. They gain traits inherited from their counterparts.The pod gains amazing new flavors of strength that help them overcome the most difficult of challenges by being together.
Peppers have two sets of ♂ chromosomes ♀.Being self-fertile, a chili plant that pollinates itself will produce peppers containing seeds that will grow a very similar replica of the original plant. When you take two different varieties of pepper plants and place them close together, they most likely can and will pollinate each other. This cross pollination occurs by taking one chromosome from the mother plant, and one from a father plant that results in creating a hybrid chili pod.
Hybrid pepper pods require several to ten generations of selective crossing to become stable enough to produce uniformly. Planting the seeds produced from a first generation hybrid plant wont produce the same outcome.
It takes years of selective growing to stabilize the outcome. Size, Heat, Taste, Color, Shape are all determined by a random number generated by each individual seed. It takes a lot of work and plenty of growing to make an unstable hybrid into a consistent homozygous heirloom.
Here is an example of two types of peppers. Devil Brain on the left and 7 Pot Bubble Gum on the right. These two kinds of pepper plants cross pollinated and the outcome is the result you see in the middle. The pepper pod contains traits familiar to each pod.
By selecting certain pods with certain phenotypes and growing them year after year, picking the plants and pods with the characteristics that you want, the percentage chance that the pepper pods will come out looking uniform increases with each generation as you filter out the genes that you do not want.
The process to creating Monster Hybrids requires time and dedication. A lot resources are required to achieve these results. Through the success of this Kickstarter, Monster Peppers can continue create the most exotic looking Monster hybrids. It's only with the community's help that MONSTER PODS can exist!
Monster Peppers practices Darwinian Growing in a safe controlled environment. Monster Peppers is organized and works hard to record and catalog data from every pepper plant and pod grown individually. Collecting only seeds with more selective ideals with the focus of breeding for strength and resistance to the elements in the most natural way possible. This has always been and will be a long ongoing process that takes years to refine.
This is done by growing plants but only keeping the ones that survived the control trials of adaptation to intense conditions during the grow cycle into early maturity. The plants must undergo heavy exposure to wind, drought, heat, flood, cold and aggressive harming pathogens like fungus and molds, leaving only the strongest one's to survive and adapt and leaving only the healthiest genetically to keep producing seeds. This process ensures quality as nature would slowly perfect them over time in the wild. However unlike nature, Monster Peppers will pay attention to the flavor and size of each pepper.
In the scientific process, it is crucial that studies are repeated by other labs and scientists. This prevents fluke studies from being passed off as truth and verifies the results. So put these seeds to the test! Only as a community working in unity can progress occur and truth can be resolved. Let's build a community together growing new kinds of peppers!! MONSTER PEPPERS!!!
Risks and challenges
While we will do our best to deliver all the rewards by the estimated dates. Natural disasters and world events are hard to plan for but Monster Peppers will make every attempt to complete every shipment. If shortage occurs, every one will get alerted and alternate arrangements can be made for the future.
Do you want mass produce seeds or seeds that have been handcrafted by intelligent design? Seeds that will produce strong plants and give rewarding results? Many of the plants do not survive Monster Pepper standards of growing. The best way to improve their genetics is by replicating nature itself. You can't recreate the wild and only take the beautiful. You must also be willing to take the ugly, because both are inseparable in nature. The results are beneficial for both the plants and financial responsibilities needed to maintain them. Plants that require less water and have a natural stronger tolerance to drought. Plants that are bred for shorter summers means breeding plants that can grow quickly and produce pods sooner then later while surviving sudden weather changes. Plants that are more resilient to climate change. Plants that can survive random drops in temperature or unforeseen frost from climate change.
No matter what happens we will do our best to get everyone their specifics rewards! This Kickstarter has multiple of teams! One team works on growing the peppers while another is focused on handling the T-Shirts and Art aspect of the kickstarter.
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