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#1 Ukchilli

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Posted 19 May 2019 - 01:57 PM

Hi,

First time growing this plant and i am not sure if the seeds were genuine. I bought the seeds from ebay - that was the only place i could find other than a shop in US who were asking for 20$ postage!

Anyway, i keep looking at the images on google and my plant doesnt really look like them. The leaves though have a lovely scent which i havent seen on any other chilli. The plant is two months old, around 2 feets and no pods appeared yet. Looks quite funky, has a clumsy appearance.

I searched the forum but galapagoense seem to appear only in the grow lists - no photos :/

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Posted 19 May 2019 - 04:16 PM

Wiriwiri.....you see this?

I have no idea, but she if familiar with those I think.

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Posted 19 May 2019 - 04:59 PM

the stem don't look hairy...

 



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Posted 19 May 2019 - 05:05 PM

Wiriwiri.....you see this?

I have no idea, but she if familiar with those I think.

 

Hello..doesn't look like one ..stems are VERY hairy  which is one of it's main characteristics,here's a few of my

plants from last yr.One piece of  advise "be wary of people who sell hard to get wilds on Ebay"gchkavT.jpgWRk1HA8.jpgmTL9d96.jpg


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Posted 19 May 2019 - 05:23 PM

Thoese are beautiful Wiri wiri.

I knew you had them last yr, great pics.

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Posted 19 May 2019 - 05:52 PM

Thanks Dan.
I  want to say  that one seller who is a member here & has offered Galalagoense seeds for sale  in the recent past.

Semillas La Palma...he is found in the vendor section also.

he is top notch & his seeds are genuine is ,based out of Spain...prices very reasonable,email  & ask

he may have seeds yet...doesn't hurt to ask...has other wilds on his web site..that being said...

there here are 2 kinds of wild galap seeds for sale one is what I call regular ..stemsgalapag_stem4sdgjk4.jpg not furry....& peppers are not  round..

I grew it 2 yrs ago ..if I recall it's <an inch..or so...wonder if that's what the member has growing?


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Posted 19 May 2019 - 07:02 PM

Thoese are beautiful Wiri wiri.

I knew you had them last yr, great pics.

:cheers:

 

They absolutely are!

 

Thanks Dan.
I  want to say  that one seller who is a member here & has offered Galalagoense seeds for sale  in the recent past.

Semillas La Palma...he is found in the vendor section also.

he is top notch & his seeds are genuine is ,based out of Spain...prices very reasonable,email  & ask

he may have seeds yet...doesn't hurt to ask...has other wilds on his web site..that being said...

there here are 2 kinds of wild galap seeds for sale one is what I call regular ..stems not furry....& peppers are not  round..

I grew it 2 yrs ago ..if I recall it's <an inch..or so...wonder if that's what the member has growing?

 

I'm growing Peter/SLP's "Galapagoense Long" currently and that doesn't look quite right for that either.  For one thing, both mine forked fairly early.  I'll take a closer look at mine next time I have the chance - they're not at my house anymore - and maybe I can provide better feedback.  The SLP Galapagoense may be a nice plant in its own right, but it is certainly a much different plant than Wiri Wiri's plants, which are what is typically meant by Galapagoense.

 

Ukchilli - I am intrigued by two things about your plant, it's tendency to grow up tall and straight, with no forking yet and only now starting to show low lateral branching and also the smell you reference.  Both those are characteristics of many wild varieties.  I'm curious to see how it develops.


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Posted 19 May 2019 - 10:34 PM

 

Hello..doesn't look like one ..

 

To me, it looks like (or close to) the CAP501 what I am growing this year (first time growing, thanks to Sandy). What do you say, Sandy?


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Posted 20 May 2019 - 12:49 AM

Many thanks for all responses! I have ordered a pack of seeds from semillas (thanks wiriwiri)... i am guessing a bit late to plant but there s no harm.

With regards to the plant i am growing, i will keep you all posted. When (or if) it flowers/fruits, i will post some photos here.

CaneDog - the smell is really interesting, it actually reminds me fresh wiri wiri, the first burst of smell when you cut one ripe fruit...

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Posted 20 May 2019 - 07:40 AM

Wait until it flowers and post a photo. It's fairly easy to ID wild plants but when they are grown indoors with just ambient lighting you get larger leaves and the monopodial growth that it is exhibiting.

Can you link the ebay page or the seller? We might be able to see what else they are growing and have a better chance at guessing.

Getting back to your original question...no,it is not C.galapagoense. If I were guessing I would say C.chacoense.

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Posted 20 May 2019 - 08:10 AM

Hi prodigal son, please see below link. I will post some photos as soon as it flowers. Atm its just a clumsy 2 feet stick without branches but leaves

https://www.ebay.co....d=1938883374008

The pictures he has are different actually either the seller mixed up or is a fake seller.




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