My current wild #1 is Ulupica from La Paz, capsicum eximium. Nice orange to red berries, more seed than flesh but biting hot and somewhat spiced.
wildseed57 said:I got 3 seeds of Laceolatum sent to me with some other pepper species, I have them soaking in a solution of water and a plant hormone that will break seed dormancy. I really hope that they will grow for me this year. the last time I got 7 seeds and none grew for me. I'm soaking some Tovarii seeds in the same solution to speed up germination.
I have some other wilds that I got from my friend Chris and Allen Boatman, one species which was just labeled as CGN 17020 I have no idea what it is and I have a C. eximium CAP 1491 that I will be growing along with a couple of C. chacoense PI 260429 and CAP 499.
When it comes to liking various wilds I like growing them all, I want to grow C. flexuosum and C. Parvilfolium as I have not grown them yet. There are some other very rare wild varieties out there, but some of them are not yet available as they are Eastern Brazilian species.
Wildseed57, what is this plant hormone that you are talking about? Is it specifically used for certain wild peppers or can it be used on any pepper seed? I am interested because I have some CAP 691 seeds that I want to germ that I am having problems with. Thanks!
wildseed57 said:its a plant growth hormone called gibberellic acid... the chemical was supposed to come with directions on the amount to be used, but it didn't have it.
Likely the pepper is a Faria which is also known as a Tobago Scotch Bonnet. This was his favorite pepper when he passed.
Shawn Mitchell aka "pepperproblem" passed away in June 2013. Shawn was a white light in the pepper community and is missed by those he touched.
wildseed57 said:Hi Chiltepin, Yes I do attribute my success or luck as it maybe to the gibberellic acid. The seeds came from Italy and even been rolled through the mail machine so I really didn't have much hope for them, the last time I tried to grow them and some others, I just soaked them in diluted peroxide and had them sitting on a heat mat but not one sprouted and I even planted them after 5 weeks and waited another 3 months before giving up on them and they were supposed to be fresh seeds as I knew the grower.
I'm hoping that Nigel will see this post as I tried to PM him about what he might be growing this year but his mail box is full I was interested if he might have found any seeds of that were true C. cardenasii I know he has been looking for some. I'm trying to find some also. I have been looking for some C. flexuosum and C. parvilfolium seeds.
Pr0digal_son said:C.cardenasii is from La Paz area. Tarija is probably 400+ miles south of there. Hopefully they grow true,but unlikely. Somebody else grew out seeds from that vendor and they didn't conform. I don't think true C.cardenasii will elude us much longer,with all the interest in that species,seeds should be available sooner than later.