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Guess its time to start my 2020 

 

 

a couple of shots of pretty and an F2 seedling

 

Going for a wind swept on this future bonchi...just getting used to its container

 

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An F2 seedling I started for a good friend. 

 

 

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Rapace

Buona coltivazione 2020 !

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RocotoD

Good start to the season!

 

Dario

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lautodidatta

Have a nice growing season.

Your bonchi looks really amazing.

 

P.

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Pepper Guru
6 minutes ago, lautodidatta said:

Have a nice growing season.

Your bonchi looks really amazing.

 

P.

 

Thank you. It is brand new and a few seasons until the base is where I would like it to be. Going for a simple wind swept look. Did an initial wiring and will keep that hard angle on things while the "trunk" forms and thickens. 

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Squawk

Have a nice season Guru! Your growing logs are always inspirational :)

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Vincer

Have a nice season!!!
 

Ciao

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chocolatorang

Buona coltivazione

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leo72

Buona coltivazione!

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Eric Knight
On 1/17/2020 at 1:29 PM, Pepper Guru said:

Guess its time to start my 2020 

 

 

a couple of shots of pretty and an F2 seedling

 

Going for a wind swept on this future bonchi...just getting used to its container

 

49400232357_1986d1b73e_b.jpg

 

 

49400232727_d310b41c5e_b.jpg

 

 

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An F2 seedling I started for a good friend. 

 

 

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I love this one, but then I'm a bit biased. Thanks for growing this one.

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Alexrm

Guru!

Have a nice growing season :)

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Pepper Guru
12 hours ago, Eric Knight said:

I love this one, but then I'm a bit biased. Thanks for growing this one.

 

With pleasure my friend. Excited to see what will come of them all! 

 

 

9 hours ago, Alexrm said:

Guru!

Have a nice growing season :)

 

 

Thank you! This season should be a fun one! Lots of different hybrids to further stabilize, plenty of new landraces to try out, and even some of my own breeding projects :)  Not sure yet where I will travel this year for the hunt, but I imagine other parts of South America are always a great start. I haven't done Colombia, Ecuador, or Brazil yet. 

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Lonewolf

We expect another great season :)

 

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Eric Knight

The Capsaicin is strong with this Guru of the Capsicum

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Pepper Guru

I apologize for the lack of normal photo quality, but a cell phone photo will have to do. The C Eshbaughii seem to finally be ripening now in Samaipata. I knew I had arrived too soon! Next time will be different! 

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Oban

Love this pods!

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Pepper Guru
13 hours ago, Oban said:

Love this pods!

 

Me too! Even though very green when I was there, the fruit had a wonderful flavor and aroma. Hot as hell too! 

 

The passed week or so, there has been an elderly woman, visiting some of the plants I found, harvesting the fresh berries to make salsa. Nothing beats the old school, local knowledge. No matter how many folks you talk to, there is always that one lady you "could've talked to" that knew exactly where they are and when they ripen. Ha! 

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Batigolle

Congratulations on your Bonchi!
Keep us updated

Have a nice season ! 

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Eric Knight
On 1/26/2020 at 8:05 PM, Pepper Guru said:

I apologize for the lack of normal photo quality, but a cell phone photo will have to do. The C Eshbaughii seem to finally be ripening now in Samaipata. I knew I had arrived too soon! Next time will be different! 

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You know better than that, always chat with someone who knows when these things are in fully ripe if you want to catch some good fruit shots. Glad you got things ironed out now though! 

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On 1/28/2020 at 4:30 AM, Eric Knight said:

You know better than that, always chat with someone who knows when these things are in fully ripe if you want to catch some good fruit shots. Glad you got things ironed out now though! 

 

 

I actually decided on Samaipata and mid December based on a few reasons. 

 

I chose Samaipata after reading two documents. The first document being W.H. Eshbaughii's reports and the second document being @Lonewolf's Bolivia reports from the past. 

 

I noticed that the documents mention most towns along hwy 7 at the south end of Amboro, but yet, no one was mentioning Samaipata or Eshbaughii finds..so I chose this as base camp to find C Eshbaughii. 

 

I chose December due to reports indicating this was the best window for the most flower and fruit for identification across all species in the area. Just a few weeks too soon for ripe C. Eshbaughii fruit unfortunately. 

 

I am very happy with it being my first wild capsicum find and the photos I was able to publish. I would've been completely satisfied with just that, but the capsicum gods were kind I also found two different C Bac var Bac and 12 other wonderful domesticated Bolivian cultivars. 

 

All in all, the trip was a life changer. 

 

I'm slowly working on the Bolivia trip report video when I have time, but for now here is a quick addition to my Experiments in Hybridizing series. This time C Annuum Black Pearl x C Chinense BBG7. 

 

 

 

 

 

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Lonewolf
2 hours ago, Pepper Guru said:

I actually decided on Samaipata and mid December based on a few reasons. 

 

I chose Samaipata after reading two documents. The first document being W.H. Eshbaughii's reports and the second document being @Lonewolf's Bolivia reports from the past. 

 

I noticed that the documents mention most towns along hwy 7 at the south end of Amboro, but yet, no one was mentioning Samaipata or Eshbaughii finds..so I chose this as base camp to find C Eshbaughii. 

 

I chose December due to reports indicating this was the best window for the most flower and fruit for identification across all species in the area. Just a few weeks too soon for ripe C. Eshbaughii fruit unfortunately. 

 

This year the season was late for all Bolivian Capsicum.

In 2015, two weeks earlier, I found ripe fruits of C.caballeroi, C.eximium and C.minutiflorum.

In 2019 no fruits of C.caballeroi (even immature, only flowers), only green fruits of C.eximium and C.minutiflorum.

To find both ripe fruits and flowers at the same time it's necessary a bit of luck, even for people living there (I saw photos of ripe fruits of C.eshbaughii and C.coccineum taken by a Bolivian botanist, but no flowers).

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Pepper Guru
10 hours ago, Lonewolf said:

 

This year the season was late for all Bolivian Capsicum.

In 2015, two weeks earlier, I found ripe fruits of C.caballeroi, C.eximium and C.minutiflorum.

In 2019 no fruits of C.caballeroi (even immature, only flowers), only green fruits of C.eximium and C.minutiflorum.

To find both ripe fruits and flowers at the same time it's necessary a bit of luck, even for people living there (I saw photos of ripe fruits of C.eshbaughii and C.coccineum taken by a Bolivian botanist, but no flowers).

 

Next time will be different :) 

 

 

I documented the finds here: 

 

https://colombia.inaturalist.org/observations/38511454

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Lonewolf

Well done!

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ninuzz 69

Have a nice growing season

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Pepper Guru

C. spp (interspecific hybrid) Bhut Jolokia x (PdNxBMJ) =  "Purple Thunder"

 

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And some unidentified Solanum :) 

 

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