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A really cool frutescens I've got this year...sent to me by a friend - the story goes that the original plant and pods were found and field collected on a hike, just off the hiking path, on the Galapagos Island. These things are flavor bombs.

 

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I'm dreading picking this one...

 

Cappuccino Tepin 

 

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Frenk.

Wow! Amazing 😲

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On 9/13/2019 at 4:21 AM, Frenk. said:

Wow! Amazing 😲

Thank you! This is my passion. 

 

 

its ANNUUM time! 

 

 

 

 

Orange Thai

 

My favorite Thai of all time - perfect flavor, skin, heat, everything. Can dry on plant perfectly fine with no rot or blemishes. 

 

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Thunder Mountain Longhorn

 

 

Like a super long rooster spur, same desirable skin as orange thai, can dry on plant perfectly. 

 

 

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Rapace

Wonderful.

 

I like a lot you way to "protect" plants (from wind etc.)... that sort of "net" all around the pots.

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1 hour ago, Rapace said:

Wonderful.

 

I like a lot you way to "protect" plants (from wind etc.)... that sort of "net" all around the pots.

Yes! It really helps with branch snapping under the weight of the pods. The branches can grow through it and obtain points of contact support far away from the fulcrum of main trunk. Then the isolation nets can either be draped over the cage itself to be held up, or you can suspend the isolation nets by a high wire. 

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On 9/15/2019 at 12:07 AM, Pepper Guru said:

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I've no word to say....

Mine thunder mountain longhorn seems to be the small daugther of your.

I'm seriuosly considenting to use net for the next season, it really halp giving the pod the right shape, leaving me free from the duty to tie all heavy branches.

I've only sixty plants but it takes me a lot of time anyway. Moreover my garden won't seem a jungle anymore.

 

Congratulation!

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Just realized I never shared my last youtube upload with you guys! I also just got done editing the seed starting video for this season, so....this will be a double whammy for you guys! 

 

Part 2 of my "Experiments in Hybridizing - Cumari Pollux x Rooster Spur"

 

 

 

 

 

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and then the latest upload

"Germination Indoctrination" 

7 Months in the Making, but better late than never! Enjoy the ride as we take you on a journey into our seed starting process this season!

Many of our varieties desperately needed freshening up of the seed stock and we hope to give you a small glimpse of how we coax ancient seeds out of hibernation.

2019 has gotten off to a great start and we want nothing more than to share it with each and every one of you.

Thanks for your continued support!

Feed The Soil,

Rich

 

 

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Lonewolf

Very nice video! 

One season in few minutes ...

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On 9/19/2019 at 3:21 AM, Lonewolf said:

Very nice video! 

One season in few minutes ...

Thank you very much! 

 

 

We still have two months left, so the harvests are really coming in now. Busy Busy. 

 

 

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Piccadillo
5 hours ago, Pepper Guru said:

 

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Yalova Charleston?

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scotti

Stupenda coltivazione:hi::hi::clapping::clapping:

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On 9/21/2019 at 8:42 PM, Piccadillo said:

 

Yalova Charleston?

 

 

Hangjiao 4 Comet's Tail

 

 

On 9/22/2019 at 7:23 AM, scotti said:

Stupenda coltivazione:hi::hi::clapping::clapping:

 

 

 

Grazie mille!

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Piccadillo

Wanderful. Everithing seems awsome out there👍

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Jack Patton Rooster Spur - all time favorite sandwich pepper. Been growing this one personally since 2000. 

 

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Continuing on with the different "Rooster Spur" varietals, this one is Virgil T Ainsworth's family farm Rooster Spur. A lot of history in this one too. 

 

President Jimmy Carter being rumored to have had them sneaked into the white house by secret service so he could make his famous "Rooster Sausage" 

 

I met Virgil via facebook many years ago and have stayed in touch with him. He was kind enough to share them with me many years ago. 

 

Wonderful frutescens juice burst, similar to a miniature Tabasco with a special superiority in flavor. Very Prolific. Dries perfectly. 

 

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CGN 23255

 

Who doesn't like a clustering chinense? 

 

 

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Orange Blob and Orange Ribbon

 

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Hope everyone's season has been great this year! It's beginning to cool down now and fall is finally here! 

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Something I've been trying to clear up lately. 

 

While in Iquitos, Peru in 2015, I found some of my favorite peppers to date. Aji Charapita as well as what I thought was Aji Cerezo (tio, cereza, ceraza)They have been in my garden ever since. Here they are pictured with some of my other finds that day:

 

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In nearly every market, especially Belen, you will find small plastic bags of Aji Charapita and they will be labeled as such. Next to them, you will also find the small bags of the red! Both C. Chinense dominant. However, the small red bags are never labeled! I asked every market vendor that had them, no one knew the name. 

 

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For the last few years, I always would refer to them as "Charapita Rojo" - but then after doing some searching and reading, I came across some books and articles with the name Aji Cerezo, as well as "Tio" and "Cereza". 

 

As I look through the "Ajies del Peru"  I notice they list Aji Cerezo as an annuum! 

 

So, I'm beginning to wonder if much like with Aji Limo, pictured here:

 

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 the Aji Charapita can throw a red variation at times as well???

 

 

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Poblano :) ancho when dried. Origin believed to be Puebla. Makes great chiles rellanos. 

 

 

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Oban

Hi Rich and congrats for what you do and you manage to express, behind your shots there is the obsessive attention to detail supported by an incredible passion!

 

The photo with the plants covered by the net to isolate is a hymn to the conservation of biodiversity of the Capsicum botanical species.

My certificate of esteem also for this.
 

On 6/23/2019 at 7:25 PM, Pepper Guru said:

Lemon StarBurst

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KS Lemon StarBurst comes from the Scotch Bonnet right?
Very interesting and now seems to have reached stability.

 

On 8/4/2019 at 7:50 PM, Pepper Guru said:

Growdown Pheno

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On 9/1/2019 at 9:47 PM, Pepper Guru said:

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You haven't indicated it, but I would say that this is a Ghostly Jalapeno, confirming that the apex of the fruit on the right, the presence of three or four lobules I believe is a characteristic inherited from Jalapeno.
Awesome variety!

 

 

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Is Coyote Zan White?

 

On 10/17/2019 at 4:24 PM, Pepper Guru said:

Orange Blob and Orange Ribbon

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Hope everyone's season has been great this year! It's beginning to cool down now and fall is finally here! 

 

Did you like the Orange Ribbon?
I only had the chance to taste a fruit from the plant cultivated by a friend of mine, mine came out of Red color but the fruits were just as beautiful.

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The news that I've read and that gives me even more pleasure is that Pepper Guru will return to travel the world in search of peppers.
Serchin' In The Free World!

 

Great!

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eleonora

Complimenti per la coltivazione :good:

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13 hours ago, Oban said:

Hi Rich and congrats for what you do and you manage to express, behind your shots there is the obsessive attention to detail supported by an incredible passion!

 

The photo with the plants covered by the net to isolate is a hymn to the conservation of biodiversity of the Capsicum botanical species.

My certificate of esteem also for this.

 

Thank you! Very kind of you to notice! I take pride in my selections and try my best each year to ensure I can carry the genes on for many years to come :) 
 

KS Lemon StarBurst comes from the Scotch Bonnet right?
Very interesting and now seems to have reached stability.

Yes! I believe the parents are MOA x Bahamian Goat. Very bright and citrus. Much milder than I thought it would be. 

 

13 hours ago, Oban said:

 

 

You haven't indicated it, but I would say that this is a Ghostly Jalapeno, confirming that the apex of the fruit on the right, the presence of three or four lobules I believe is a characteristic inherited from Jalapeno.
Awesome variety!

Yes! Very Very sweet! Surprisingly great flavor on this one! Much milder that I anticipated on this one as well! 

 

13 hours ago, Oban said:

 

 

 

 

Is Coyote Zan White?

Yes! One of my absolute favorite white cultivars. Insanely prolific and incredible flavor with a major heat to boot. 

 

 

Did you like the Orange Ribbon?
I only had the chance to taste a fruit from the plant cultivated by a friend of mine, mine came out of Red color but the fruits were just as beautiful.

Evidently this is an unknown Bhut cross volunteer that showed up in the originator's garden a few years back. Very heavy Bhut flavor but backed by a frutiness and sweetness not normally seen in a Bhut. 

 

13 hours ago, Oban said:

The news that I've read and that gives me even more pleasure is that Pepper Guru will return to travel the world in search of peppers.
Serchin' In The Free World!

 

Great!

Bolivia! Leaving Dec 4th! I'm very excited. I've been reading Claudio's adventures and reports with much hope that I might be able to find and photograph some beautiful wild species while I'm there. Also looking out for the Brown Baccatums :) 

 

11 hours ago, eleonora said:

Complimenti per la coltivazione :good:

Thank you :)

 

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