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Name: Keith
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keithp2012
Mar 30, 2016 2:00 PM CST
I pollinated a small, ornamental hot pepper with bell pepper pollen. I have seedlings from this cross. The ornamental pepper was tiny so I grew it in a pot, but the bell peppers were large planted in the ground. What would be best way to plant the hybrid plants, pot or ground?
Name: Elaine
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dyzzypyxxy
Mar 30, 2016 5:14 PM CST
Doesn't really matter, Keith but why don't you try some one way and some the other? Most peppers do fine in either pots or in ground. If you plant one in a pot and it gets too big, you can still pot it up, or plant it in the ground.

With a cross like that you're not going to know what you'll get until they're mature. You could get dwarf plants with huge peppers, or huge plants with little hot peppers, or heaven knows what. Depends upon what the parents of those peppers were, too. Should be interesting! Keep us posted?
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Name: Keith
West Babylon, NY (Zone 7a)
Region: United States of America Winter Sowing Plays in the sandbox Birds Native Plants and Wildflowers Tomato Heads
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keithp2012
Mar 30, 2016 5:54 PM CST
dyzzypyxxy said:Doesn't really matter, Keith but why don't you try some one way and some the other? Most peppers do fine in either pots or in ground. If you plant one in a pot and it gets too big, you can still pot it up, or plant it in the ground.

With a cross like that you're not going to know what you'll get until they're mature. You could get dwarf plants with huge peppers, or huge plants with little hot peppers, or heaven knows what. Depends upon what the parents of those peppers were, too. Should be interesting! Keep us posted?


Sounds like a plan! I will keep an update, if things go well I will give seeds away from the peppers I harvest this year.
Name: Brandon Garrison
Kentucky (Zone 7a)
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BrandonG
Mar 30, 2016 6:09 PM CST
I can't wait to see how they turn out!
I too am trying to cross some peppers this year!
I Just gotta figure out which can and can't be crossed first.

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