I just found a seed shop that in Denmark that sells chinense x pubescens. No idea what the strains used were, however. Might be worth trying anyways.Hybrid Mode 01 said:
Ding maf'kin ding. PepperLover's website does a great job outlinig the attributes of each of the pubes she offers. Find out which varieties produce really hot pods and are also adaptive to a long, cool growing season. She ships fast and free.
edit: But, yeah, still see if you can gank some of those Caribbean reds from your buddy. Those won't let you down.
Just thought of this... Another route altogether might be to do some poking around for new crosses. Stuff that's f1 and f2 will have hybrid vigor and might put up with a crappy growing season better than other stable varieties. I dunno. Experiment. FOR SCIENCE!!!