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#1 RedtailForester

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Posted 05 January 2011 - 08:18 PM

Going to be growing Guyanese Wiri Wiri in my 2011 season. It is C. chinense and I have never had any experience with it. Can anyone explain its flavor? Does it taste like a typical Chinense? Like a habanero?

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Posted 05 January 2011 - 08:31 PM

is that lisp for piri piri? ............. just kidding, I haven't seen that request before, off to google i go..... thanks for keeping me on my toes.
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Posted 05 January 2011 - 09:01 PM

is that lisp for piri piri? ............. just kidding, I haven't seen that request before, off to google i go..... thanks for keeping me on my toes.

LOL! Kind of like a hair-lipped dog. . . MARF MARF!!! :rofl:

This is what Chileman's database says http://www.thechilem...y&submit=Search

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Posted 06 January 2011 - 03:17 PM

here is what g6csy "Wirri-Wirri Very hot. Grows to 1.3 cm. Small berry-like red pepper. (Capsicum frutescens). From Guiana."

those 2 sources were weak, at least g6 got the country right.
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Posted 06 January 2011 - 03:25 PM

here is what g6csy "Wirri-Wirri Very hot. Grows to 1.3 cm. Small berry-like red pepper. (Capsicum frutescens). From Guiana."

those 2 sources were weak, at least g6 got the country right.

That's weird. Everything I've seen so far says that Wiri Wiri is C. chinense. So is it frutescens or chinense??? Now I'm confused :crazy:

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Posted 06 January 2011 - 03:53 PM

here is reimers:
100+ days. Capsicum frutescens. Plant produces good yields of small " long by " wide berry shaped hot peppers. Peppers grow upright, are very hot, and turn from green, to orange, to red when mature. Plant has green stems, green leaves, and white flowers. A variety from Guyana. Plant Height: 36" tall

pettersononline:
lists it under chinense

dave's garden:
lists it as frutescen

all others searches just mimic either chiliman or reimer.

move over on the confused couch, now i need to sit down.
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Posted 06 January 2011 - 04:28 PM

hey redtail!!

that species sound familiar where did you get the seeds?? LOL

from what i can get it is chinense, and since it tastes like a hab in many respects i think that would also help to id its category not that this matters much,but in some ways tastes better than some habs but i seem to remember seeing it is Chinenseand is related to the habanero however if Burning colon goggled it and its fruitecens than i suppose it is?, it will produce a berry-like fruit anywhere from about 3/8 to 1/2 inch in diameter and is very prolific, the plant is a bush type and doesn't seem to get quite as tall as some Habs and it tends to spread out so give them plenty of room, im told from a Guyanese friend that they put them in pots and they grow very well like that

its actually one of my top favorite

people in Guyana make an awesome hot sauce for everyday use it has mango in it, i tried some of it and its quite good,but i dont know all that goes in it? the sauce is used daily by Guyanese people as a "table sauce" that seems to be used on almost everything
i used my version on Chinese chicken wings and it was incredible!! great on burgers too!!

hope this helps

thanks your friend joe

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Posted 06 January 2011 - 05:05 PM

however if Burning colon goggled it and its fruitecens than i suppose it is


i am not claiming the information i provided is correct, from the resources i found on the big mass of misinformation(the internet) it appears they are tied.

but, what the google information did confirm was that the natives of Guyana make a wicked sauce and its a popular local pepper.

so, the pakistanis have their dundicut, syrians have the aleppo, India has its bhuts, thai have their thai, florida has its datil, jamaica has its scotch bonnet, trinidad has its scorpians, mexican have their habanero and Guyana has its wiri wiri. the list is just the countries that worship their peppers and have a specific use for a certain type. i don't know, was kung pao named after the dish(kung pao chicken) or was the meal named after the pepper?
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Posted 06 January 2011 - 07:32 PM

Well they certainly don't look like habaneros. Of course you'll find out for certain what they taste like and let the rest of us know. :)

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Posted 06 January 2011 - 08:58 PM

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Posted 07 January 2011 - 03:08 PM

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Well, there's another vote for Chinense.

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Posted 10 January 2011 - 02:22 PM

here is what g6csy "Wirri-Wirri Very hot. Grows to 1.3 cm. Small berry-like red pepper. (Capsicum frutescens). From Guiana."

those 2 sources were weak, at least g6 got the country right.


What Guyana ? French Guyana ? Dutch Guyana (Suriname) ?

the most famous Surinamese pep is the Madame Jeanette , a cousin of the habanero.

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Posted 10 January 2011 - 03:59 PM

What Guyana ? French Guyana ? Dutch Guyana (Suriname) ?

the most famous Surinamese pep is the Madame Jeanette , a cousin of the habanero.



FRENCH GUYANA SOUTH AMERICAN, ITS WHERE MY FRIENDS ARE FROM AND HAD AN OPPORTUNITY TO TRY THERE SAUCE LAST YEAR

IT WAS WONDERFUL
MA WIRI WIRI TASTE LIKE A HABANERO

thanks your friend joe

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Posted 10 January 2011 - 06:09 PM

FRENCH GUYANA SOUTH AMERICAN, ITS WHERE MY FRIENDS ARE FROM AND HAD AN OPPORTUNITY TO TRY THERE SAUCE LAST YEAR

IT WAS WONDERFUL
MA WIRI WIRI TASTE LIKE A HABANERO

thanks your friend joe


French Guyana and Suriname are neighboring countries, so I would assume we might be talking about a very similar, if not the same pepper.

With Suriname being a former Dutch colony we get a LOT of Madame Jeanettes here. They are a bit pointy.

The Surinamese Ajoema is very similar to a habanero indeed, pod shape, flavor and heat wise.
I have never heard of wiri wiri, but it may come from "piri-piri" which is Portuguese, which so happens to be the language spoken in another neighbor of both countries, namely Brazil.

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Posted 24 October 2011 - 06:09 PM

What Guyana ? French Guyana ? Dutch Guyana (Suriname) ?

the most famous Surinamese pep is the Madame Jeanette , a cousin of the habanero.


There is only one Guyana with a "y" and that is Guyana (formerly British Guiana).
There is French Guiana and there is Suriname (formerly Dutch Guiana).

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Posted 24 October 2011 - 06:14 PM

Going to be growing Guyanese Wiri Wiri in my 2011 season. It is C. chinense and I have never had any experience with it. Can anyone explain its flavor? Does it taste like a typical Chinense? Like a habanero?


did you try growing the wiri wiri? how did it go?

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Posted 24 October 2011 - 06:29 PM

Since I lost my hard drive I don't have the links but there are 2 different peppers called Wiri Wiri.
One from Gayana and one from somewhere else-i forget where.
One is a Frutescens and the other is a Chinense.
One has smooth round pods the other has a ridged pod.Both shaped pods are similar in size.

Since I have seeds for both maybe I'll have to grow them side by side to see plant differences.

I think I might still have seeds for each,maybe a dry pod for the Chinense,I'd have to check.
If I do I'll post a pic.

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Posted 14 November 2011 - 10:37 PM

Here is some additional information at WildChilli.EU about Wiri Wiri from Guyana
"MariWiri" from Guyana
Seeing the distinct constriction between peduncle and calyx makes it chinense for me, without any doubt.

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Posted 16 November 2011 - 10:04 PM

I'm still wondering about the flavor and aroma. The one plant I had this year mysteriously died before flowering.

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Posted 17 November 2011 - 08:27 AM

I hope to have a few of these plants this year myself - I wanted these seeds because of everyone saying how good they are I hope they up to it.




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