One hell of a glog,Paul! I was scanning the section that interests me the most,the wilds. One thing I happened to notice in your descriptions was that the the USDA version of C.cardenasii was one of the larger wilds berries you experienced. This could be the result of a cross with C.pubescens. That species should have pretty small berries. Relatively smaller than a tepin and smaller than most if not all of it's close relative C.eximium.
Thanks for the info, Prod! And for the good vibe!
The pods were definitely larger than both the c. eximium,
and the Chiltepins. The Tepin pods were as long or longer,
but not as round.
The seed came from CaneDog, maybe he will weigh
in on this. First time grow for me, so had no expectations.
Whatever the case, it is prolific, with juicy, real hot pods.
also the early pod-setting and ripening were a plus.
Happy New Year to you and your family, John! And good
luck in 2021.
Better times ahead!