your fence looks amazing.
gosh i read the thread and i was like-NOOOOOOOOO, don t leave.
were bff's right?
your neighbors roof looks amazing too... are those cement or clay roofing tiles?
Ha, ha, too funny. Before I posted my O.P, I thought about mentioning that yes, I knew that I had a nice fence before someone else did. It has been mentioned once before when I posted a photo of it in the background. It is a product called Colorbond, my raised beds are made out of it too, with one more on the way to replace the Rocotos. Here's an old pic.
Yes, my shed (top right) is made from it also.
Yes, we're bff's or "mates" for sure, and I'm not going anywhere anytime soon.
My neighbors roof tiles are cement tiles, clay or terracotta cost a small fortune to install.
What beautiful Rocoto plants! It must have been tough to cut them down after enjoying their fruit for four years.
You bet it was hard, they were always good for a fresh pod or two no matter what time of year. I hadn't even fed them or barely even watered them this season knowing that they were going, but they were still growing like crazy and had heaps of flowers and (mostly green) pods.
Need seeds for a few Rocoto or Manzano ?
I have several varieties and a TON of Market pods/seeds that are unknows or?
Pubes are my favorite,especially smoke dried to be used for a coarse powder.
I MIGHT be able to actually send a plant to you.Maybe,no promises...
At your postage expense.
I've seen stuff People thought was dead/Pubes.
That looked DEAD,but the roots kicked out a plant in Spring, Though they were under snow all winter-IN a POT no less.
PM me about seeds-Peru and S. American stuff mostly.
Land Race,Market pods from the place of origin.
See Hombre's pics of what he grew from My seeds.
Lots of un named Land Race stuff.
See Vallerta or Dino Pods.
I'd love a few more Pube varieties, especially seeing as I know how well they grow here. I've done a Rocoto powder and loved it. It almost has a smokey flavor without the smoke.
Many of my sauces have Rocotos in them, in fact, my last batch "Rocoto-Loco" only used Rocotos and not much else.
I'm sure we could do a seed for seed or seed for sauce trade if this suits you. live plants aren't necessary though, seeds are fine. I'll PM you and we can discuss the details.
RIP - Rocotos.....
Great looking plants you had there.
for more peppers (veges)
Them surviving the hot days there gives me some hope of getting them to grow up here in the future....
These guys were monsters, they are very robust and had seen many 40+ deg C days. They need plenty of room, they'll grow faster than you can prune them. Lol.
These were the three plants that make up most of what's in my O.P.
The one my finger is on was only one plant, they all were single plants, but all branched out from the base.
The two uprooted Rocotos that I potted have perked up, so signs are good so far. Also rescued were a Red Ball, two Cayenne Hybrids, a volunteer, and some strawberry plants.
🤠 Oi, that's not a noife.