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Thursday, June 5, 2008
Bhut Jolokia and Pollination
Pictures and article by Jason Wimbs
These seeds can be tricky to germinate so we have learned while starting to grow our own and do benefit from the germination solution and a germination temperature of between 80°F and 89°F. The flowers also benefit from hand pollination with a paint brush.
It is now the first week in June and some of our Bhut Jolokia Plants are doing well, they are really starting to grow and some of them are still struggling, we thought we had lost some of them because the all the leaves fell off of them but we just left them and to our surprise they came back growing leaves in at different way than they original leaves as pictured here. (Look closely at the tiny leaves growing.)
Since this is our first time trying to grow these peppers we have been doing a lot of reading and this is what I have read: The fruit on the Bhut Jolokia are typically between 3" to 31/2" long. Bhut Jolokia never produced fruits without artificial pollination in a greenhouse, and little pollen will be produced (which means their flowers might need a little help with a fine brush indoors - insects, especially bees, can be helpful as well).
Bhut Jolokia (or any open pollinated pepper for that matter) can cross pollinate with another type of pepper if the plants are close together. The seeds from those pods will not grow pure Bhut Jolokia plants if the cross pollination occurs. Open pollinated, (in this usage at least) means that if you eliminate cross pollination with other varieties (by distance or bagging or caging, etc.), and the flowers are pollinated by other Bhut Jolokia flowers, the seeds will grow true Bhut Jolokias. This is why we are growing our Bhut Jolokias alone in our greenhouse. That is not true for hybrids, no matter what you do to control pollination.
If you want to save seed from your Bhut Jolokia and be sure it isn't crossed, we needed to use some type of isolation technique so we bought our own greenhouse. Without that we could not be sure our seeds were true jolokia. Many times the peppers do self pollinate though and the seeds are fine then....Just no way for you to know until you grow them, now we are growing them and are learning by trial and error. Many times people here will swap seed that they say is open pollinated. That means they did not isolate the flowers and there is a possibility the seeds will not grow true. I've heard various percentages thrown around for cross pollination rates. Sounds like it depends a lot on how many insect pollinators you have around and how many and how close various varieties are. Also, some types are known to cross a lot more than others.
I read that the bhut jolokia never produced fruits without artificial pollination in a greenhouse,(which means their flowers might need a little help with a fine brush indoors - insects, especially bees, can be helpful as well). So when the time comes we have our fine brush and are ready to start the artificial pollination process. Hot house for the heat of India
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