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#1 b3rnd

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Posted 10 January 2017 - 12:52 PM

Hey guys!

 

This season I discovered semillas.de and I've ordered there two times. Last time I got a free seed package because my order was above € 20. I didn't pay attention to which varierty it was until I planted some new seeds today. It turned out to be the Aji Chaparita, an unkown variety to me. So I looked it up, and I found this article. It says it's the world's most expensive chile, costing around $ 25,000 per kilo and 'highly sought after by pepper connoisseurs five-star restaurant chefs' . Did anyone ever hear about this? Is it even true? Seems a bit over the top to me.


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Posted 10 January 2017 - 01:01 PM

A bunch of nonsense 


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#3 hogleg

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Posted 10 January 2017 - 01:13 PM

I think we have a thread somewhere cracking fun about that article. Unfortunately you wont be a millionaire from your charapita plant.

 

Have a great season b3rnd!  :dance:



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Posted 10 January 2017 - 01:44 PM

I think we have a thread somewhere cracking fun about that article. 

Have a great season b3rnd!  :dance:

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Posted 10 January 2017 - 02:21 PM

Yeah what I thought, it sounded too good to be true. But with those numbers everything is worth checking out, lol! Growing it anyway because it's a pretty looking bastard. 

 

Happy growing everyone!


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Posted 10 January 2017 - 02:48 PM

http://www.mercuryne...s-in-boonville/

 

This was in our local paper - there is a section on Basque peppers grown in NorCal fetching a pretty high price.


I think we have a thread somewhere cracking fun about that article. Unfortunately you wont be a millionaire from your charapita plant.

 

Have a great season b3rnd!  :dance:

 

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You're a NorCal guy, wanted to make sure you didn't miss this!



#7 smokemaster

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Posted 10 January 2017 - 03:07 PM

Crap,I've been giving dried pods out for seed requests for seeds for years.

 

I could have been Rich... LOL

 

Which color,Red or Yellow?

 

They Are Very tasty pods... I Really like them a Lot.

Yellow I like better.

 

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Posted 11 January 2017 - 09:28 AM

If it looks like and smells like poop, it's poop.  I've been growing them and I'm not rich.    :rolleyes:

 

 

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Posted 11 January 2017 - 12:56 PM

Maybe $25,000 for 1 kilo of seeds because of the rediculous amount of labor involved to deseed that many tiny peppers.

I agree though, this can't be true. But I seen quite the demand to start growing these after this story got around lol.

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Posted 13 January 2017 - 01:10 PM

Similar to the great Saffron rush a few months back. Huge money in Saffron, if you have lots of acres and nearly free labor to harvest it. Probably make more money selling Jalapeños at a roadside stand at 20 for a dollar.

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Posted 14 January 2017 - 03:08 PM

I wanted to acquire some seeds and grow these at some point because the plant looks cool as heck when podded up.  Now I can't grow them because it became 'hip' and people might mistake me for a moron.  Damn you, hipsters!  :drunk:



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Posted 15 January 2017 - 09:30 AM

Seriously though has anyone tried these? What are they like? It sure looks productive

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Posted 15 January 2017 - 09:50 AM

Seriously though has anyone tried these? What are they like? It sure looks productive

 They are picante and fruity, just like a chinense.


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