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A new growing season is starting. I grow peppers in the southwest Finland where cultivation is quite challenging. In the winter time the coldness is a problem, the other is darkness. In early march there will be enough sun shine and the first plants move into the greenhouse and they are C.pubescens. Indoor season is long and usually it starts in december when I sow first pubescens. January and february I sow other species.

Next season I will grow about 30 varieties of C.pubescens and all the seeds will be sown this year. C.pubescens are slow and plants have to be a strong enough when they move into the greenhouse. In early spring strong flowering begins and the sun shines for almost 10 hours a day to the greenhouse . The night temperature is about +13 degrees and pubescens enjoy the climate in the greenhouse while there is still frost and snow outside.

 

This year I sow ten rocoto varieties as early as november because the seeds are five years old and the original ones I collected from Peru. The germination has been quite slow for a couple of years now. I want to use the original seeds as long as it is possible, I have never shared these with anyone.

 

Peruvian rocotos  

 

Rocoto Pico Mucho

Rocoto de la selva Lima

Rocoto Surquillo 1

Rocoto Rojo San Camilo

Rocoto de la selva Rojo Arequipa

Rocoto Pisac Rojo

Rocoto Pisac Orange

Rocoto Cuzco Manzano Amarillo

Rocoto Cuello Rojo Ollantaytambo

Rocoto Orange Ollantaytambo (the original seeds and my seeds)

 

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Original seeds

 

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Day zero 16.11-2021

 

thank you - Jari

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L0rdn40

Good Start Jari! I'm glad you decided to share your experience with us.

 

P.S. I have already learned one thing. Rice in sachets with seeds it's an ingenious solution against humidity.

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Vincer

Have a nice season!!!

 

Ciao

Vincenzo

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Rapace

In bocca al lupo per la coltivazione

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Oban

Hi Jari, nice to see your coltivation on PF.

You are a master in the growth of Rocotos.

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RocotoD

Great list of Rocotos!

Buona coltivazione!

 

Dario

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Ste182

Good luck!

It's nice to see so many Rocoto... I will follow you! 

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escucho

Have a good cultivation @Jari. Nice Rocoto’s selection. I’m really curious to see your progress. 

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ChilliCrosser

Looking forward to seeing all those varieties, good luck getting your 2022 season started.

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Jari

Very slow start this year, sad to see that many of my original peruvians are not very viable anymore.

Seeds germinated so far (C.pubescens)

-          Rocoto Pico Mucho

-          Rocoto Rojo San Camilo

-          Rocoto Pisac Rojo

-          Rocoto Pisac Orange

-          Rocoto Cuello Rojo Ollantaytambo

-          Rocoto Cuzco Manzano Amarillo

-          Rocoto de la selva Rojo Arequipa

 

other pubescens germinated

-          Rocoto Peru Amarillo

-          Rocoto Oculto Clef

-          Rocopica Extra Large

-          Rocoto La Paz Rojo

-          Rocoto Sin Calor

-          Rocoto Cristobal Colombo

-          Locoto Ovale VG (pepperfriends)

-          Rocoto Chicon (pepperfriends)

-          Rocoto Ada (pepperfriends)

-          Giant Yellow Padre Onore (pepperfriends)

-          Peru8969 ? (pepperfriends)

-          Rocoto Oval (pepperfriends)

-          Rocoto Stolen Yellow (pepperfriends)

 

Wild

C.lanceolatum (pepperfriends)

 

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ChilliCrosser

Always good to see the first seedlings!

 

Good news you've already got a C.Lanceolatum germinated, mine are being very slow.

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L0rdn40
1 hour ago, Jari said:

sad to see that many of my original peruvians are not very viable anymore.


Hi Jari. I have viable seeds of Rocoto Ollantaytambo Orange (OP), these are the ones I already showed you. A friend has already sown them and they germinated without problems. If you want these seeds, leave me your address in private I will gladly send them to you. :thumbsup:

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Jari
1 hour ago, ChilliCrosser said:

Always good to see the first seedlings!

 

Good news you've already got a C.Lanceolatum germinated, mine are being very slow.

 

Thanks a lot, Lance was very fast, only 11 days.

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Jari
33 minutes ago, L0rdn40 said:


Hi Jari. I have viable seeds of Rocoto Ollantaytambo Orange (OP), these are the ones I already showed you. A friend has already sown them and they germinated without problems. If you want these seeds, leave me your address in private I will gladly send them to you. :thumbsup:

 

wow, thanks maybe I wait this week if something happens but I am not optimistic now. 😒

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Jari

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The first rocoto plants branching now and they are about 5 centimeters  length. It is one of the most important things in seedling  because many of my plants grows in the summer in hanging basket on the roof of a greenhouse. In midsummer these plants are 50 centimeters high and two meter wide. On the roof of the greenhouse they get plenty of light and start to make plenty of fruit.

 

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Today it was time to repotting first plants. The first time I am testing also Symbivit mychorrhiza. I think the roots are in ideal shape.

 

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I have now two sized pots in use, 3 liter and 1 liter. After that the plants go to the final pots and then they are already in the greenhouse, The greenhouse season starts in week 9 or 10.

 

ciao - Jari

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