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Interesting thank you. :)

Can these plants be grown o a windowsill?
In a southern facing window you could possibly start the seedlings, but they should be grown outside in a garden plot to do the best. If you don't have a garden spot, you could probably grow a plant in a very large pot outside.
 

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In a southern facing window you could possibly start the seedlings, but they should be grown outside in a garden plot to do the best. If you don't have a garden spot, you could probably grow a plant in a very large pot outside.
Thank you :)
 

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In a southern facing window you could possibly start the seedlings, but they should be grown outside in a garden plot to do the best. If you don't have a garden spot, you could probably grow a plant in a very large pot outside.
I've ordered some seeds. Thanks for you reply :)
 

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@Marie2020 Keep me posted on how they do.

I planted all of my pepper seeds two days ago, and was looking for my Jalafeugo seeds that I've been ordering from Johnny's the past few years. I forgot to order them this year! I ordered some other seeds, but not the Jalafeugo. I saved some seeds from last year, so I planted those. They'll probably be crossed with another pepper, so It'll be interesting!
 

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Here's an upload from google: Although peppers are self-pollinating and generally do not cross, sweet peppers and hot peppers belong to the same species and can cross with one another. If pollen from a hot pepper fertilizes the flower of a sweet pepper, all of the hot pepper genes from the father plant go into the embryo and the seed.
 

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@Marie2020 Keep me posted on how they do.

I planted all of my pepper seeds two days ago, and was looking for my Jalafeugo seeds that I've been ordering from Johnny's the past few years. I forgot to order them this year! I ordered some other seeds, but not the Jalafeugo. I saved some seeds from last year, so I planted those. They'll probably be crossed with another pepper, so It'll be interesting!
I'm still waiting on my seeds, however there are seeds I my chillies in the fridge, I may have a go at planting a few tomorrow. You never know my luck :)
 

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Here's an upload from google: Although peppers are self-pollinating and generally do not cross, sweet peppers and hot peppers belong to the same species and can cross with one another. If pollen from a hot pepper fertilizes the flower of a sweet pepper, all of the hot pepper genes from the father plant go into the embryo and the seed.
I've grown saved seeds that turned out some hybrids. They were actually some good peppers.
 

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Not sure, but I think Jalafuego is a hybrid, as are many of the pepper seeds you will find in seed catalogs. That being said, I'm not too proud to plant seeds from the grocer. This year, I've planted (from the grocer) mini reds, long reds, and a bell that was red and yellow striped. All have germinated well. I have no idea what they will produce, but... expect them to produce something. Should be interesting. Just to be on the safe side, I've planted some Early Jalapeno, Habenero, and King of the North from packets.
 

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Jalafeugo is a hybrid. Why then did I save the seeds, and plant some? I don't know. I believe it's the only hybrid of any vegetable I grow.

I have some partial packets of OP Jalapeno peppers I could plant, but they are just not very prolific.
 

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While your Jalafuego is a hybrid, you will still get decent peppers from it. As a matter of fact, I believe it's fairly common to grow second generation seeds from hybrids. The resulting plants will have lots of genetic diversity that can then be selected to produce plants that excel in your growing conditions.
 
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