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#1 ariel26

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Posted 09 January 2017 - 07:49 PM

Are there any varieties of non-spicy (or at least very low heat) wild peppers? I've heard there's one variety that grows in Paraguay that's used to make salsas, but I don't know the name..



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Posted 09 January 2017 - 08:37 PM

C.lanceolatum and C.rhomboideum have zero heat.......and zero flavor.



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Posted 09 January 2017 - 08:39 PM

Yes there are, i'm sure there are other members with more experience growing wilds than me, that can answer with more suggestions.

the first one that comes to my mind is C. rhomboideum

 

https://en.wikipedia...cum_rhomboideum

 

 


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Posted 09 January 2017 - 08:50 PM

Are there any varieties of non-spicy (or at least very low heat) wild peppers? I've heard there's one variety that grows in Paraguay that's used to make salsas, but I don't know the name..

 The only wild species I know of in Paraguay are C.chacoense,C.flexuosum. Both have heat.



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Posted 09 January 2017 - 10:03 PM

 The only wild species I know of in Paraguay are C.chacoense,C.flexuosum. Both have heat.

Doesn't c. flexuosum have low heat though? The wikipedia page says it's only 'mildy pungent': https://en.wikipedia...sicum_flexuosum



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Posted 10 January 2017 - 05:56 AM

Doesn't c. flexuosum have low heat though? The wikipedia page says it's only 'mildy pungent': https://en.wikipedia...sicum_flexuosum


The heat could be considered mild. I enjoy the flavor but not useful for salsa. Look into pubescens for that.





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