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#1 Bloodflow

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Posted 29 December 2011 - 09:55 PM

I just read that the Rocoto leaves carry toxins and that the sap can cause blisters.I already knew that Capsicum are part of the Nightshade family, and had no interest in eating the leaves. This is the only time I've seen anything concerning plant toxicity, so I thought I would ask all of you here. My main concern is handling the plant, overwintering, and if I should keep pets away etc.

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Posted 29 December 2011 - 11:48 PM

+1 good question.....so good you posted it twice...lol

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Posted 30 December 2011 - 12:02 AM

That's a realty good question. Not that I would make a salad or anything but now I'm curious.
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Posted 30 December 2011 - 12:56 AM

I read somewhere (probably here) that the seeds were toxic, but I don't know. Hell, I can't even get one to produce ripe pods for me.
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Posted 30 December 2011 - 01:19 AM

I RIPPED MINE OUT WITH BARE HANDS THIS LAST YEAR AND NOTHING HAPPENED TO ME?

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Posted 30 December 2011 - 02:13 AM

I RIPPED MINE OUT WITH BARE HANDS THIS LAST YEAR AND NOTHING HAPPENED TO ME?


I don't know about that YOU HAVEN'T STOPPED YELLING EVER SINCE.

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Posted 30 December 2011 - 02:19 AM

never any blisters noticed
but it seems there may have been itchy irritation from some stem juices
maybe like ficus sap reaction but i ain't as "sensitive" as some

no nothing below the belt
get your mind out of the gutter

remember the general public refers to peppers "burning" even without 'blistering'

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Posted 30 December 2011 - 05:51 AM

I don't know about that YOU HAVEN'T STOPPED YELLING EVER SINCE.


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Posted 30 December 2011 - 08:44 AM

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Posted 30 December 2011 - 10:34 AM

I never noticed any irritation even after handling the plant debris this fall... didn't even remember this bit about them. Oh well.

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Posted 30 December 2011 - 10:56 AM

I just read that the Rocoto leaves carry toxins and that the sap can cause blisters.


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