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Alex_K - 2022/2023 - Growing peppers in Brazil!

I think this season I will become a pepper plant hoarder as I received over 100 different varieties from my brother and ended up planting them all, I honestly don't know how I will accommodate so many plants!
My original plan for this season was the wild species, the native varieties from Brazil and a few import varieties that I found very interesting, however, now with over 100 imported varieties I think my plans have changed...
It's already spring here in Brazil and some varieties that I sowed in March, went through the winter and are already with their first pods while others that I sowed in August are still in their initial stages of growth.
I hope I don't have any major problems this season, one variety or another will surely die on the way but it's part of learning process right!?

Wish me luck! 🙂


My list this season:

The wilds:

Thanks to @Wiriwiri for submitting some of the species! It has been very hard to acquire them since few online stores have them and those that do unfortunately do not ship to Brazil... These are the ones I got for this season.

Blue MysteryWiriwiri
Capsicum cardenasiiWiriwiri
Capsicum galapagoense var. long*HRSeeds
Capsicum praetermissum #2 (Smooth leaves)Local Source #3
Capsicum rhomboideumMikelSimon
Not Capsicum ParvifoliumHRSeeds
*There are disputes, more information is needed.

Native from Brazil:

I decided to add Brazilian varieties this season, from the most common to those that are quite obscure and cultivated only by indigenous people or in a certain community/region.
Although there are many varieties here, there is no interest from universities or organizations in preserving or even registering them, the public/private sectors that research Capsicum varieties generally direct their studies only to the improvement of commercial varieties to resist pests or to increase the yield Heirloom varieties end up being left out.
These are the varieties that I managed to obtain... Being a country of continental dimensions, there are many other varieties that I probably will never know.

Acerola MagnoLocal Source #1
Arriba SaiaLocal Source #1
Barra do RibeiroLocal Source #1
Biquinho AmareloLocal Source #5
Biquinho BlackLocal Source #1
Biquinho CaramelLocal Source #2
Biquinho SalmonLocal Source #5
Black KathumbyLocal Source #2
Bode Orange (Small var.)Local Source #1
Bode PurpleLocal Source #3
Bode Purple (Large var. from Goiás)Local Source #1
Bode Red (Large var. from Goiás)Local Source #1
Bode Red (Small var.)Local Source #1
Bode YellowLocal Source #5
Bode Yellow (Large var. from Goiás)Local Source #1
Cabaça PurpleLocal Source #2
Cabaça RedLocal Source #1
Cheiro DoceLocal Source #4
Cheiro Pêssego MinasLocal Source #2
Cheiro RoxaMikelSimon
Cheiro Roxa IndígenaLocal Source #2
Cheiro Roxa PernambucoLocal Source #2
Cheiro Vermelha GoiásLocal Source #1
Coyote Zan WhiteMikelSimon
Cumari do ParáLocal Source #5
Dedo de Moça RedLocal Source #5
Dedo de Moça YellowLocal Source #1
Fidalga AmarelaLocal Source #4
Fidalga RoxaMikelSimon
MalaguetaLocal Source #4
Malagueta ChocolateLocal Source #2
Malaguetinha GoiásLocal Source #1
MuriciLocal Source #2
Murupi AmazônicaLocal Source #1
Murupi MulticolorLocal Source #2
Murupi RedLocal Source #4
Murupi RondonienseLocal Source #1
Murupi SalmãoLocal Source #1
Olho de MutumLocal Source #1
Olho de Peixe AmareloLocal Source #1
Pérola Laranja (CGN 22838)MikelSimon
Piãozinho LaranjaLocal Source #1
Pimenta MorangoLocal Source #1
Pingo de OuroLocal Source #2

Import varieties:

The vast majority were given by my brother... Will I be able to grow all these varieties? Probably not! But I'll try to grow as much as I can, I'm thinking of rotating the varieties discarding the ones that have already produced to make room for those that haven't yet, I think that's what I can do...

7 Pot Barrackpore RedMikelSimon
7 Pot Bubblegum ChocolateMikelSimon
7 Pot Bubblegum Mini RedMikelSimon
7 Pot Bubblegum RedMikelSimon
7 Pot Chaguanas YellowMikelSimon
7 Pot Cinder RedTexas Hot Peppers
7 Pot Congo SR Gigantic YellowMikelSimon
7 Pot KatieTexas Hot Peppers
7 Pot LavaTexas Hot Peppers
7 Pot Lava x ScorpionTexas Hot Peppers
7 Pot PeachMikelSimon
7 Pot Primo RedMikelSimon
Aji Brazilian BonanzaLocal Source #1
Aji CajamarcaMikelSimon
Aji ChalluaruroMikelSimon
Aji CharapitaBaker Creek
Aji Dulce Puerto RicoMikelSimon
Aji MocheroLocal Source #1
Aji MonagreMikelSimon
Aji PancaLocal Source #1
Aji PineappleSmall Seeds Island Co.
Aji RainforestSmall Seeds Island Co.
Aji White FantasyMikelSimon
Apocalypse ChocolateMikelSimon
Apocalypse RedMikelSimon
Arseclown JolokiaTexas Hot Peppers
Bahamian GoatTexas Hot Peppers
BB Habanero (CGN 24360)Wiriwiri
Bhut Jolokia CaramelTexas Hot Peppers
Bhut Jolokia ChocolateTexas Hot Peppers
Bhut Jolokia Chocolate ThinTexas Hot Peppers
Bhut Jolokia MustardTexas Hot Peppers
Bhut Jolokia OrangeTexas Hot Peppers
Bhut Jolokia PeachTexas Hot Peppers
Bhut Jolokia PurpleTexas Hot Peppers
Bhut Jolokia RedTexas Hot Peppers
Bhut Jolokia x PDNMikelSimon
Bhut Jolokia YellowTexas Hot Peppers
Bhut Orange CopenhagenTexas Hot Peppers
Bhutlah GoldMikelSimon
Big Black MamaMikelSimon
Big JamaicanMikelSimon
Big Mustard MamaTexas Hot Peppers
Bih JolokiaTexas Hot Peppers
Billy GoatMikelSimon
Bird’s Eye BabyLocal Source #1
Bismarck ChocolateTexas Hot Peppers
Black PantherLocal Source #2
Black PearlLocal Source #2
Blood GhostTexas Hot Peppers
Bolivian BumpyMikelSimon
Bolivian RainbowTexas Hot Peppers
Brain Strain x ReaperTexas Hot Peppers
Brazilian Starfish OrangeWiriwiri
Brown ReaperTexas Hot Peppers
BTR ScorpionTexas Hot Peppers
Burkina YellowMikelSimon
Butch T x 7 Pot Jonah GoldMikelSimon
Capezzoli di ScimmiaMikelSimon
Caramel ReaperTexas Hot Peppers
Carolina Reaper #1Baker Creek
Carolina Reaper #2Texas Hot Peppers
Chocolate Bhutlah x ReaperTexas Hot Peppers
Chocolate ReaperTexas Hot Peppers
Chilhuacle AmarilloMikelSimon
Chupetinho x Brain (White)Local Source #2
Clavo PeachLocal Source #1
Coyote TeethTexas Hot Peppers
Death Spiral ChocolateTexas Hot Peppers
Douglah BillyboyMikelSimon
Dragon's Breath (Moruga feno.)MikelSimon
Elysium Oxide MustardMikelSimon
Fatalii YellowMikelSimon
Gator JigsawTexas Hot Peppers
Golden GhostTexas Hot Peppers
HabanadaBaker Creek
Hangjiao 3 Solar FlareMikelSimon
Hurt BerryTexas Hot Peppers
Jalapeño Lemon SpecialLocal Source #1
Jalapeño MulticolorLocal Source #1
Jalapeño YellowLocal Source #2
Jigsaw Peach SLPMikelSimon
Jigsaw x Naga ViperTexas Hot Peppers
KS Peach StarrburstTexas Hot Peppers
KS Peach StarrkistTexas Hot Peppers
KS Sweet MiseryTexas Hot Peppers
KSLS Elongated Texas Hot Peppers
LeopardLocal Source #2
LesyaBaker Creek
Long ReaperTexas Hot Peppers
Maldivian Heart x Purple BhutMikelSimon
Moruga UV RedTexas Hot Peppers
Murasaki PurpleBaker Creek
Mustard ReaperTexas Hot Peppers
Naga Brain MustardMikelSimon
Naga Orange BBG7Trade Winds Fruits
Naga Tiger DDTexas Hot Peppers
Olive JolokiaTexas Hot Peppers
Orange Longtail ScorpionMikelSimon
Orange RippleTexas Hot Peppers
Peach ReaperWiriwiri
Peppa PeachTexas Hot Peppers
Pimenta Jolokia IceTexas Hot Peppers
Pockmark OrangeTexas Hot Peppers
Pockmark PeachTexas Hot Peppers
Pointed Mustard HabaneroTexas Hot Peppers
Primo Lucifer XLTexas Hot Peppers
Primo x Lemon DropTexas Hot Peppers
Primotalii (Select)Texas Hot Peppers
Puerto Rican YellowTexas Hot Peppers
PumaBaker Creek
Purple Flower BaccatumTexas Hot Peppers
Purple Massacre RedTexas Hot Peppers
Purple PumpkinLocal Source #2
Purple UFOLocal Source #2
Reaper BonnetTexas Hot Peppers
Reaper LeopardLocal Source #2
Reaper Pink PeachTexas Hot Peppers
Reaper SmoothTexas Hot Peppers
Reaper x SRTSL x Purple ReaperTexas Hot Peppers
Rhino DDTexas Hot Peppers
Rocoto Manzano RedLocal Source #2
Saras Green PepperMikelSimon
Sarit GatTexas Hot Peppers
SB7JTexas Hot Peppers
Scarlet Lantern PeruMikelSimon
Scotch Bonnet MOA RedMikelSimon
Scotch Bonnet SafiMikelSimon
Scotch BrainTexas Hot Peppers
Shabu Shabu x ChocolateTexas Hot Peppers
Space x F3Texas Hot Peppers
Super Hot Beast SLPMikelSimon
Taj Mahal Purple PeachTexas Hot Peppers
Tasmanian BlackMikelSimon
Texas Reaper F2Texas Hot Peppers
Thunder Cacho BrowLocal Source #2
Tien TsinLocal Source #4
Tiger BibiTexas Hot Peppers
Trinidad Scorpion GreenMikelSimon
Trinidad Scorpion Long SRMikelSimon
Trinidad Scorpion Moruga CaramelMikelSimon
White KnightTexas Hot Peppers
White Lightning BoltTexas Hot Peppers
WHP 053Texas Hot Peppers
Yellow Bouquet (CGN22181)Small Seeds Island Co.
Zou PiSmall Seeds Island Co.

Quite busy lately, I hope to update this thread more often!!! 🙄
These are some of the few wild species I got this season It's not much but that's what I got!
I had no difficulty growing them however the success of seed germination was quite inconsistent, some seeds have been in the seedling tray for almost 1 year and I will probably discard them! 😞

Capsicum rhomboideum

No heat at all, this species has vertical growth, mine reached about 1.71M the yellow flowers are interesting.










Capsicum praetermissum #1 and #2 aka. Cumari verdadeira, Cumari passarinho

I have two plants of this species, one from last season and another that I am growing this season, it fascinates me how the two plants are physically different, one totally covered in hair and the other completely smooth.

Plant #1







Plant #2





Blue Mystery

Looking for images of this variety on internet, initially I thought it was just a variant of Capsium praetermissum with elongated pods however when growing it I noticed that a characteristic that all praetermissum that I grew or had access to has is that when its pods ripen, it easily drop off the calyx which does not happen with this variety, I also think that its flowers have a very dark purple tone.
I don't know if this plant is just a natural cross between different species or if it's a own species I think many people have grown it and can explain it better than me...











Looking good, Alex! Blue mystery is supposed to be a fortuitous interspecific cross with possible traits of praetermissum, baccatum, and annuum, discovered years ago by Judy at PL.

By the way, it looks to me like your cardenansii is hybridized. Whenever I have a card outcross with a rocoto the F1's get the shorter flowers like yours is showing instead of the characteristic longer more tube-like flowers.
How do you acquire all these interesting varieties? Seeing that you're in Brazil, I like to think you just walk out into the rainforest and start collecting all these rare specimens. Thanks for sharing your work with us!

Nah! I live far from the forest regions here in Brazil however the C. rabenii/C. praetermissum are quite common here in the region where I live and can be found in their natural form in small green areas or in parks and farms.
The other species I bought from EU online store or received from friends here on the forum 🙂
By the way, here in Brazil it is forbidden to collect anything from "preserved" forest regions such as the Amazon Forest, Atlantic Forest and Cerrado unless you are an authorized researcher or are working with Universities so... ☹️

Looking good, Alex! Blue mystery is supposed to be a fortuitous interspecific cross with possible traits of praetermissum, baccatum, and annuum, discovered years ago by Judy at PL.

By the way, it looks to me like your cardenansii is hybridized. Whenever I have a card outcross with a rocoto the F1's get the shorter flowers like yours is showing instead of the characteristic longer more tube-like flowers.

It is a pity that it is hybridized! Guess I'll have to look again...
Do you have any suggestions for online stores that have wild varieties that ship to Brazil?