Sounds like a cool idea - and generous! Are you thinking of just a quick C.friburgense-only train or something where riders might chip in with other wild varieties for sharing as well?Since I am done harvesting C.friburgense,it's time to start some sort of seed train for a vetted group of folks on THP. It's probably a good time to get this moving in the near future as you'll need to be sowing these no later than the start of February in order to get ripe pods in a season.
That's really cool ahayastani. Thanks for posting up the pics. That creeper-tepin sounds like a winner. Did you save a few seeds from the pod you tasted to grow one out?I visited a platain farm in Suchiate. Hot... 35ºC and 75% RH, my synapses felt "cleaned" after the trip. Photos are shitty, but to my defense, it's damn hard to take a decent shot under those conditions.
I came across two pepper plants. The first plant was found by chance. I spotted a creeper on top of something... That something turned out to be a pepper plant (chiltepe-type) in a miserable condition but with very taste chiltepes.
The second plant looked a lot healthier, but nothing special taste-wise.
My kids tell me I'm a total clown though... But, in all seriousness, I don't think I can participate, even if I wanted. Mail from the US simply doesn't arrive anymore, not even registered mail. Registered mail from Europe arrives in 1-2 months. Getting seeds out also is a problem: mailing seeds is illegal, and because I'm living near the border, everything I want to send by mail (including documents) has to be cleared by customs. I succesfully worked around that problem a few times by sending bags of dried peppers, but success is not guaranteed
Sounds like a cool idea - and generous! Are you thinking of just a quick C.friburgense-only train or something where riders might chip in with other wild varieties for sharing as well
If a European is involved in the project who'd be kind enough to forward me some seeds, that might work I'd happily pay P&H costs.Hmmm...... you'll have to be taken care of separately.
European reporting for duty, Although i won't be growing these kind of peppers, I would be happy to help to get them to youIf a European is involved in the project who'd be kind enough to forward me some seeds, that might work I'd happily pay P&H costs.
It would be an interesting trial, especially because most of you have polar-like climates and I'm in the tropics. The climate of Nova Friburgo looks temperate to me, and C. friburgense reportedly grows at high altitude.
These larger populations were found along the fence lines of farms in the valleys so that makes sense I guess. What a tasteless,heatless berry brings to the table is beyond me though.
An overgrown fence line can provide a nice refuge for birds and other animals, especially when natural habit is limited due to agriculture and other human activities. My guess is birds are spreading the seeds along the fence line and since it's overgrown and unmaintained that's where you'll most likely find it growing.[These larger populations were found along the fence lines of farms in the valleys so that makes sense I guess. What a tasteless,heatless berry brings to the table is beyond me though.
This is a section of a 30m swath of C.rhomboideum seedlings.
There sure are some lookers in that clade!I find myself guilty of always looking to the rarest and coolest,but C.rhomboideum is a great plant. The Andean Clade species are incredible and in my opinion,not studied enough.