Chieftain same here in Central Il. Hot & very dry. I have gotten a couple of pounds of early ripening seeds, but they are showing a lot of stress, wilting, and some of the green berries are starting to shell off the pod. If it doesn't rain soon I may try to water some of my native strain I have in a seed production bed. If I can get it to post, here's a picture of some of the berries I have got.