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Wild Baccatum - 'Fragilis'

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cmpman1974

Claudio asked me to post some information about this plant.  This is a very unique C. baccatum that was a one-off plant grown from seeds from Jukka in Finland.  It got the nickname 'fragilis' as the leaves are extremely brittle and leaves/branches can break by barely touching the plant. Note the flowers are some of the smallest I've ever seen on a capsicum. 

 

It grows unusually slow at first and is quite unique in appearance.  I am waiting on fruits to ripen.  This has been the first time I had success with it.  I started very early (mid-2018) to be able to get a plant that could produce pods for the 2019 season.

 

I find everything about this variety intriguing.  Not many have grown it based on my knowledge. 

 

 

Capsicum fragilis.jpg

Fragilis.jpg

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Lonewolf

Interesting.

I think that this kind of leaves is caused by a mutation.

I saw something similar in Gabor's mutants collection.

 

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cmpman1974

Claudio, how many forms of 'mutants' did you see?  It makes you wonder how many genetic things can occur.  :)     It definitely is a very interesting plant. It seems to get a little sturdier as time goes on.

 

Chris

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Lonewolf
14 hours ago, cmpman1974 said:

Claudio, how many forms of 'mutants' did you see?

 

The collection of Gabor that I saw in Hungary had about 300 different kind of mutations.

 

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Devabriel

Interesting looking plant!

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Devabriel
On 9/28/2019 at 2:41 PM, Lonewolf said:

 

The collection of Gabor that I saw in Hungary had about 300 different kind of mutations.

 

What is this collection? Does it have any site one could look it up as it sounds fascinating!

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Lonewolf

No website, it's a collection of live plants (in three different greenhouses).

It's in Hungary, near Szentes, South-East of Kecskemét.

 

You can find presentations and articles about it searching online for "Gabor Csillery mutants".

For example here:

https://conference.ifas.ufl.edu/Pepper2012/Presentations/1 Sesson one/am/0955 Gabor CSILLERY.pdf

 

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Lonewolf

Also, here a discussion about another kind of mutation which I saw in Gabor's collection, the "filiform":

 

http://www.pepperfriends.com/forum/topic/15309-pimento-del-sahara/?tab=comments#comment-451134

 

It's interesting because this mutation is well know among the keen on Capsicum, even if with other (wrong) explanations ...

 

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Devabriel
On 11/9/2019 at 2:38 PM, Lonewolf said:

No website, it's a collection of live plants (in three different greenhouses).

It's in Hungary, near Szentes, South-East of Kecskemét.

 

You can find presentations and articles about it searching online for "Gabor Csillery mutants".

For example here:

https://conference.ifas.ufl.edu/Pepper2012/Presentations/1 Sesson one/am/0955 Gabor CSILLERY.pdf

 

Thank you I'll do that👍

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