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In Topic: Hunting peppers in Guadeloupe (Caribbean/West Indies)

13 February 2018 - 06:13 PM

Have you heard of Los Gatos? It is one of the 3 wild pepper populations sampled in Murillo-Amador et al. 2015 "Baseline study of morphometric traits of wild Capsicum annuum growing near two biosphere reserves in Peninsula of Baja California for future conservation management"


Please only collect here for preservation, these lands are heavily exploited and I would hate to send someone there just to ruin it even more. That said, I would really love some seed if you have a successful collection trip.


Los Gatos is located in a semiarid zone of Baja California Sur, northwest of Mexico (27°01′46″ N, 112°26′59″ W), 680 meter above sea level (masl). Los Gatos is a wild Capsicum population surrounded by some cattle ranches, located in a small range just behind Santa Rosalía, B.C.S., at Santa Lucia Mountain, which joins the Sierra of Guadalupe to the south. This wild Capsicum population is located around the limits of El Vizcaino biosphere reserve, close to the highest hill called La Bandera. Below the Pacific slopes of the mid-peninsular range, the Central Desert stretches from 30°N to 26°N and encompasses the Vizcaino Desert and, to the south of the Madgalena Plain. The soils of this population are shallow, of recent formation and high rate of erosion, characterized as lithosol soils, with low organic matter, have no structure to be composed of unconsolidated material with high sand content. Are set on hills and mountain areas, where the type of vegetation is found of sarcocaule scrub. 





If you have trouble accessing the article, published in BMC Plant Biol., let me know.




EDIT: Oh snap I just realized you were talking about the Caribbean island...

In Topic: Varieties for plant sale ?

05 February 2018 - 03:56 PM

Hey, I helped select varieties for the UGA Plant Breeding Graduate Student Association plant sale for a couple of years recently. We have had good success with Red Knight and some NuMex varieties. Gardeners aren't usually very excited about superhots, but they love bell peppers, and Red Knight has the best disease resistance in the world right now IMO.


I would look into adding some of the new varieties out of seminis seeds, their varieties usually do pretty well all over the place.



But really, the best advice you could possibly get comes from your own university. These are the varieties that UDelrecommends:






In Topic: Fake Pepper X seeds missing

22 January 2018 - 03:38 PM

If there is some secret union of pepper seed sellers that have some secret code for selling Pepper X seeds, I was left out of the loop.  Maybe I missed the secret meeting of the secret agent pepper man's union.  Those meetings are so damn boring.  First the Pod Father makes a speech, goes on forever, then the minions start to bicker.  Same thing every month.



nice cover, AJ!

In Topic: @(&#*#@(#* Root Knot Nematodes

22 January 2018 - 03:27 PM


In Topic: Jolokia plants

18 January 2018 - 03:54 PM

looking good!