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#1 PepperJackOne

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Posted 14 August 2018 - 11:52 AM

I haven't seen many posts in regard to growing Wiri Wiri Peppers, so I thought I would post my experience.  I was lucky enough in spring of '17 to get one of my Wiri Wiri seeds to sprout and make a beautiful potted plant (Top one in the large pot).

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It had flowered a lot but did not produce any pods.  I cloned some branches over the winter which resulted in 6 healthy plants that I planted this spring in two of my raised beds.  They have grown fast and healthy and have been covered in flowers for the last month or more.
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I'm keeping my fingers crossed that I will eventually get some pods.
 


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Posted 14 August 2018 - 12:07 PM

I also cloned an Amarillo Chiltepin and Pima Bajo Chiltepin this winter and planted 3 of each in one of my raised beds this spring.  They have grown large and fast.  This is the Pima Bajo mother plant.

 

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The Pima Bajo Chiltepin clones...
 
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The Amarillo Chiltepin clones...
 
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Planting chiltepins in raised beds are the only way to go for me otherwise it would be a PITA at harvest time, LOL.
 
 
 

 


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Posted 15 August 2018 - 10:13 AM

Your potted plants look great, I like the pots/style you have. I would hate to have to harvest all those tiny fruit lol one cumari do para was enough for me to give up smaller podding varieties!

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Posted 15 August 2018 - 11:44 AM

Your potted plants look great, I like the pots/style you have. I would hate to have to harvest all those tiny fruit lol one cumari do para was enough for me to give up smaller podding varieties!

 

If I did not have these raised beds available, growing these would be out of the question.  What I really like about these chiltepins is the way they pop off the stem with ease when ripe.  Harvesting goes pretty quick when you don't need clippers :P
 







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