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#1527610 Hunting peppers in Guadeloupe (Caribbean/West Indies)

Posted by Gorizza on 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...

#1525037 Varieties for plant sale ?

Posted by Gorizza on 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:






#1512397 Please advise on purpose shits bus challenge

Posted by Gorizza on 20 December 2017 - 11:45 AM


#1512395 Growdown Throwdown 2018 Yellow Brain Strain!

Posted by Gorizza on 20 December 2017 - 11:42 AM

Well AWRIGHT! Gonna follow this one. I'm about to commence my Obligatory Year From Hell, teenagers coming of age and commandeering my time and the attention of this last brain cell.


So I guess you guys won't have the Schtettoblaster to kick around this time.


Just remember to meter your diesel fuel feedings (No.2, NOT No.1!!) and the kerosene boosters. Spray those first full leaves heavily with olive oil once weekly until about 4 inches tall, then go with canola. Those grow lights need to be 1/4" from the canopy and 24 hours of light/day is a must!!


Good luck kids!!



Oh! all my plants died last year when I tried this regimen, but it must have been because I was using No. 1 diesel fuel. I'll try again this year with the right stuff.

#1510963 xanthan gum

Posted by Gorizza on 13 December 2017 - 12:03 PM

I bought some at one of those "upscale/healthy" grocery stores, and a small bag came out to like $13. The poor lady checking me out goes "mmmMMM that stuff must be pretty good for you!"


Its funny how many people thing expensive = healthy

#1509752 Greetings from Gratis, GA

Posted by Gorizza on 08 December 2017 - 11:25 AM

Welcome to THP.


Emacs and I go to school together. He is a much better breeder than I am, but I've never seen him eat a super-hot.

#1509355 What color is Pepper X ?

Posted by Gorizza on 06 December 2017 - 10:24 AM

If it makes a difference, smokin Ed is still using the green sauce on his dinner. Check his instagram




It is green again?  I wonder if it is like a mood ring in a sauce.  That would be really useful on a date.





#1509273 What color is Pepper X ?

Posted by Gorizza on 05 December 2017 - 09:24 PM

If it makes a difference, smokin Ed is still using the green sauce on his dinner. Check his instagram

#1509138 2018 SEED TRAIN #2

Posted by Gorizza on 05 December 2017 - 10:45 AM

Someone should post some photos of the train, I'm curious to see how much its grown.

#1508256 Real quick: what is this damage?

Posted by Gorizza on 01 December 2017 - 03:00 PM

pest sucking your leaves dry




little leaf phytoplasma (unlikely)


2,4-d isn't a terrible hypothesis, the damage looks pretty similar. but risk of exposure is incredibly low, I don't think it could have happened.

#1508100 What color is Pepper X ?

Posted by Gorizza on 30 November 2017 - 04:52 PM


#1507085 $50.00 Chip Challenge ???

Posted by Gorizza on 26 November 2017 - 03:58 PM

the regular paqui ghost pepper chips are insanely hot as it is. I can't imagine eating the one chip challenge.

#1506948 Longest life of your pepper plant?

Posted by Gorizza on 25 November 2017 - 10:02 PM

Same as peppamang, I've got a few 3rd years and a few 2nd years. I know there are breeders that keep a handful of popular parents at the back of their greenhouses for years and years and years

#1506944 edit: favorite chile LOOKS ONLY EDITION

Posted by Gorizza on 25 November 2017 - 10:01 PM

if you're going to go and use the E on Chile pepper, I'm going to think of these: 


#1506087 Three more 2018 All-American Selections

Posted by Gorizza on 20 November 2017 - 09:17 PM

I'd like to try the Red Ember but that 'high yield" hab that has 10-11 peppers at once doesn't do much for me lol!
Edit: I looked at the second page there and the early season Aji Rico looks promising as well!  

100 per season is nothing to shake a stick at though!