favorite Wild Varieties-What is your favorite

Those last two look like really cool varieties.

And even if your Cardensaii isn't growing true, it sounds like you got ahold of some great traits.
 
FreeportBum said:
Cardenasii that look nothing like the plants and pods I saved seeds from last year. Taste like a very sweet and juicy rocoto, with some pretty decent heat. Pods are much larger and flowers a re different from last season. 
 
2 in 10 gal pots-
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Nice intermediate traits there. Usually this hybrid is lopsided in favor of eximium/cardenasii.
 
Sorry for reviving a 7 month old tread, but I've been reading into wild varieties and want to see which types people are starting this year. 
 
Also bonus question, which variety would you recommend as a starter wild? My goal would be a plant that's unusual looking, with pods I could use for either powder or in cooking. 
 
Mildfruit said:
Sorry for reviving a 7 month old tread, but I've been reading into wild varieties and want to see which types people are starting this year. 
 
Also bonus question, which variety would you recommend as a starter wild? My goal would be a plant that's unusual looking, with pods I could use for either powder or in cooking. 
 
 
Most of them are only good for powder,and barely good enough for that. The glabriusculums I guess would be good for powder. Those would include tepins of various colors. C.praetermissum would be another that might work as they put out 100 to 1000s of pods. Grow a small orange thai for powder and cooking,and grow a few of the wilds for aesthetics. 
 
Pr0digal_son said:
 
 
Most of them are only good for powder,and barely good enough for that. The glabriusculums I guess would be good for powder. Those would include tepins of various colors. C.praetermissum would be another that might work as they put out 100 to 1000s of pods. Grow a small orange thai for powder and cooking,and grow a few of the wilds for aesthetics. 
 
I just finished reading every page in this tread  :P And I also came to the conclusion that these varieties should be grown for their aesthetics. Also I have to say, wonderful photography of your plants! It "made" me order a macro lens, so I can try to up my game in the photograph department  :P
 
The fact that I want to grow one of these based on how it looks, made my decision so much harder! Love the flowers on the rhom, and the lance varieties. Also the Blue mystery or the Rocopica have very beautiful flowers which I haven't got a seed sauce for yet. Decisions, decisions :confused:  ;)  
 
Okay, in my eager to find the right type, my collecting gene took action. So I have ordered these varieties: 
Capsicum praetermissum CAP 1141
Capsicum lanceolate
Capsicum rhomboideum
Capsicum Eximium CGN19198
C. galapagoense
If I dont get any closer to decide (as I only have space for 1!) im thinking of doing a seed roulette. By taking 1 of every seed and just go with the first sprout. 
 
Mildfruit said:
Okay, in my eager to find the right type, my collecting gene took action. So I have ordered these varieties: 
Capsicum praetermissum CAP 1141
Capsicum lanceolate
Capsicum rhomboideum
Capsicum Eximium CGN19198
C. galapagoense
If I dont get any closer to decide (as I only have space for 1!) im thinking of doing a seed roulette. By taking 1 of every seed and just go with the first sprout. 
I love my 19198 and Galapagoense....just saying. All good though, you can't go wrong, but if you go by germination time you probably won't grow the galapagoense. Love those fuzzy little guys...
 
Don't judge your photos by John's standards the Pr0digal_son will not be out done...
 
I'm reading this thread from beginning to end. March 29th I'm leaving for The Antilles. Starting in Trinidad and working my way up to Dominican Republic. I will make an episode for each island along the way for the "Travelling the World in Search of Peppers" ...however, reading some of these reports makes me want to deep dive Brazil at some point as well. If anyone has any experience in the region or wants me to seek out any variety in particular and feature it, let me know. 
 
Pepper-Guru said:
I'm reading this thread from beginning to end. March 29th I'm leaving for The Antilles. Starting in Trinidad and working my way up to Dominican Republic. I will make an episode for each island along the way for the "Travelling the World in Search of Peppers" ...however, reading some of these reports makes me want to deep dive Brazil at some point as well. If anyone has any experience in the region or wants me to seek out any variety in particular and feature it, let me know. 
 
Visit https://www.infernochili.net/?page=villichilit 
If you scroll down, you will see each variety and some of them contains this message: "Seeds are not available." 
 
This is your que  :dance:
 
Pepper-Guru said:
I'm reading this thread from beginning to end. March 29th I'm leaving for The Antilles. Starting in Trinidad and working my way up to Dominican Republic. I will make an episode for each island along the way for the "Travelling the World in Search of Peppers" ...however, reading some of these reports makes me want to deep dive Brazil at some point as well. If anyone has any experience in the region or wants me to seek out any variety in particular and feature it, let me know. 
Peru also...if you are in search of wilds walk the fence lines and power lines...anywhere there is plenty of sun for germination and a lot of room for the birds to perch and crap out seeds. 
 
stc3248 said:
Peru also...if you are in search of wilds walk the fence lines and power lines...anywhere there is plenty of sun for germination and a lot of room for the birds to perch and crap out seeds. 

Ya know, dont bring up sore subjects! Ive done Peru and found some awesome chiles there! But....my mind wasnt on WILDS. Not a wasted trip but definitely some missed opportunities! I did hikes that I walked right past plenty of UNKNOWN capsicum. Trust me. Might even have photos. Will have to dig through archives.
 
Pepper-Guru said:
Ya know, dont bring up sore subjects! Ive done Peru and found some awesome chiles there! But....my mind wasnt on WILDS. Not a wasted trip but definitely some missed opportunities! I did hikes that I walked right past plenty of UNKNOWN capsicum. Trust me. Might even have photos. Will have to dig through archives.
 
Don't kick yourself over it brother, there will be more opportunities to come. 
 
I’m hoping someone can assist with identification. Another grower found this in his garden. I am thinking Baccatum var Baccatum?
 

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