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Hi dudes!

I haven't been participating in Inferno that much lately, mostly because of lack of time... :(

But hopefully I'll be able to show up more often from now on.

The new season is starting and I was just selecting some varieties to grow... Any suggestions, anyone? ;)

Wild Chiles / White-flowered C. praetermissum
lokakuu 13, 2007, 16:19:55 ip
I got this one from a member of the Pimentas forum, from Brazil.  He found it on the wild, growing in some woods.

It seems to be a white-flowered C. praetermissum.

Hi all,

I wrote one more article to Fatalii's site:

It's about a huge malagueta (C. frutescens) plant that a member of the has in his ranch.  Very nice pics, check it out!
Traditional growing / CAP 498
toukokuu 06, 2007, 12:22:52 ip

Has anyone here grown CAP 498? I have received some seeds from Fatalii a while ago and I planted them this year.

Unfortunately, I messed the seeds up, mixing them with some African Pequin :roll:
Now my seedlings are starting to flower (way too early) and the flowers are very small and purple, so I'm almost sure it's not the African Pequin, which should have white flowers.  So my guess is that it is the CAP 498.  Seems to be a purple annuum variety.  I can't wait to see how the pods will look like!
Traditional growing / Malagueta in Brazil = HUGE plant!
maaliskuu 07, 2006, 23:42:02 ip

Here are some pics of my brother's malagueta plant growing in my father's farm in Brazil:

Nice plant, isn't it? And yes, it is only one plant!

BTW, that is my chile forum in Portuguese, if anyone here speaks it ;)
Show us your garden! / Unknown brazilian variety
helmikuu 13, 2006, 10:33:21 ap
Hi all,

A friend of mine from Brazil has posted some pictures and asked if I knew which variety the plant belongs to.  I've already discussed this in the IRC channel, but noone knew about it.

The special thing about it is that the fruits start with a dark chocolate colour and remain like that until the fruits ripen.  The flowers are white with purple stains.  Reportedly, it tastes like "the peppers from the north of Brazil", which generally means C. chinense.  The first guess was that it is an annuum, but because of the comment about the taste and because one of the pictures show two pods in one node, we think it's a chinense.  A very special one though.  It looks like a cross, but it is stabilized, my friend said she had several plants that looked the same.

Note the two pods in one node:

Purple stained white flowers (stems seem to be purple as well):

The pistils seem to be purple:

Early fruit is already chocolate in colour:

Closer picture of the fruits.  They seem to be a bit purplish, maybe just caused by reflected light, though:

Does anyone have a clue what this variety might be? I'm going to get some seeds soon, I have to check it out with my own eyes ;-)

Sorry for the quality of the pics.
Traditional growing / Seedling branching out
tammikuu 16, 2006, 22:40:00 ip
Something interesting happened with one of my seedlings.  It branched out very early! One of my PI441551s already has three separate growing heads and it's been less than one month since I sowed it!

Is that common? Has anyone experienced that before? I can post some pictures here, in case someone is interested...
Show us your garden! / Waterfarm
tammikuu 03, 2006, 22:33:53 ip
Hi all! I've bought a waterfarm for myself and have already set it up with a Starfish seedling :-)

It was not easy to decide what variety to give this privilege to, but with some help from Fatalii and Manux, I finally decided a baccatum would be a good choice.

I'll post some pictures here, as soon as they get more interesting than just a tiny little seedling sticking out of a ton of clay pebbles ;-)
Show us your garden! / Already starting season 2006
joulukuu 22, 2005, 10:30:22 ap
I've already sown some varieties for next year! I couldn't wait and, since I started a bit too late this year, I decided to start already now.  I'll be growing them under fluorescent lights until spring "unfreezes" the sun! :-)

These are the varieties I chose to start with:
    PI 441551
    Early Jalapeños
    Numex Suave Orange

I'm also planning to plant these (waiting for seeds to arrive from Brazil):
    Murupi vermelha

I'll also try to revive my ají amarillo (that I'm trying to overwinter), keep the ají cachucha and chocolate habanero that are under lights and the ají rojo and paper lantern that are "resting" indoors with very little light.  So, next year I hope to have 12 varieties, which is a record for me! I just hope I can find enough spaceto fit them all in my balcony ;-)

Has anyone else already started planning/growing next year's varieties?
Traditional growing / Some more brazilian chiles
joulukuu 17, 2005, 22:45:41 ip
Hi all,

I'm going to get a few more chile seeds from Brazil soon.  They're not wild varieties (unfortunately, I haven't been able to get any of those... yet!), but I haven't heard about some of them before.  Here's the list of what I'll get:

* Coração de galinha
* Grão-de-bico
* Cumari
* Pimenta-de-bode laranja (orange)
* Murupi vermelha (red, sweet)

Does anyone have some information on these?

Traditional growing / Vermiculite/Perlite
marraskuu 08, 2005, 16:43:48 ip
Many other people claim that adding Vermiculite and Perlite to the soil is a good thing to do, because it makes the soil lighter and air can flow through it more easily.

Has anyone tried that? Did you get good results? Is there any place where these "ingredients" can be bought here in Finland?

I was wondering if the amount of pollen that reaches the pistil has any correlation with the number of seeds produced in the fruit.

My Paper Lantern's flowers produce very little pollen, if compared to my Ají Amarillo.  I have isolated some flowers to produce pure seeds and have cross-polinated the other flowers with pollen from the Ají (which seemed to have more than enough to spare).  The cross-pollinated fruits produced much more seeds than the self-pollinated ones (which in some few cases produced ZERO seeds).

What do you think? Was it the amount of pollen that actually affected the seeds production or was it some other factor?
Show us your garden! / Pimenta-de-bode
heinäkuu 21, 2005, 15:00:48 ip
I also got some pimenta-de-bode seeds.  I don't know what is the exact variety, since there are many chiles called that in Brazil.  Normally they're associated with scented chiles (pimenta-de-cheiro).

I'll sow them soon and grow them under fluorescent lights.  I'll keep this thread updated with the results.

I have a bunch to spare, so PM me if you'd like to trade (and again, those who "deserve" it, may get some for free ;-))
I received today the pimenta-de-bico seeds that I've ordered from Brazil :-)

They're non-pungent and are said to have very good taste.  They're C. chinense and should be very productive.  Aparently it's a new variety that has become a success among non-chile heads in the southeast of Brazil.

Here's a picture of it:

I'll sow some ASAP!

If you're interested in getting some seeds, PM me.  I can trade them for other varieties or, if I think you deserve it, you might get some for free ;-)

(sorry for the duplicate info here, but I thought I should start a new thread specialized in this variety)
Traditional growing / Aphids! Apua!
kesäkuu 29, 2005, 18:56:14 ip
Hi all,

I came home today and found that all my 3 chocolate habs were infested with aphids (kirvat)! The little bastards! The funny thing is that I have 15 plants (paper lanterns, ají amarillos, ají rojos, cayennes and choc. habs) but only the choc habs were infested with aphids.  Does anyone have an explanation to this?

Another thing, how can I get rid of aphids? I've googled for a solution, but it seems that everyone uses ladybirds or other biological weapons (of mass aphid destruction ;-) to get rid of them.  Does this work with outdoors plants? My chiles are growing in my balcony, so I guess that if I put some ladybirds or something else there, they'll just fly away... Any solution for getting rid of aphids once and for all?

Today I've squeezed them all by hand (or at least all those I could find), but that's certainly not very efficient...

Any help would be *very* appreciated!

Other growing & lighting / Naming conventions
toukokuu 17, 2005, 23:12:38 ip
I was wondering what the different capsicum naming conventions actually mean? What do the CAP*, PI*, C0* etc. stand for?

I first thought it was related to some related varieties, but this doesn't seem to be the case, since the "CAP-series" can be of several different species...

I tried to google for this information, but couldn't find anything useful.  Does anyone have good information about this topic?
Traditional growing / Ají Amarillo
toukokuu 12, 2005, 09:17:57 ap
Hi all,

It's nice to post my first picture here :-)
My Ají Amarillo just started flowering!

Does anyone know how long time it takes from flowering to fruiting, in average?

Another question: I have lots of varieties and I'm growing them indoors.  This means that they'll probably cross-polinate rather easily.  Does anyone have any hints on how to isolate them to avoid cross-polination indoors? I don't have much space, so they need to live very close to each other...
I've been able to have a lot of seedlings to sprout in the past week and many (maybe 40%) of them were hull-bound (ie. the "seed cap" was stuck to the seedling).

I've realised that if you gently bend the hull forth and back, pulling it a bit upwards while doing so, it comes off quite easily, without damaging the seedling.  Of course the seed-leaves need have a manageable size before you try to do that (otherwise you may break it).
Hi all!

I've finally finished translating the main part of the document :-) Please note that the translation is very rough and you may have to read some parts twice (or more!) before you can understand it.  Be patient.  And you need the original document to use the figures as a reference (the text contains loads of references to the figures).

I still need to translate some other sections, but the main points ("Results and Discussions" and "Conclusions") are ready.

Please let me know if you have any comments, regarding the translation itself, spelling/grammar mistakes etc.  Hopefully this translation will become better with time.


:arrow: EMBRAPA-Capsicum Genetic Analysis

(original in thietavu's webaddress: EMBRAPA-Análise Genética do Gênero Capsicum)

PS: If you like the translation, you can send me some seeds for my effort ;-) (just joking)
Traditional growing / Plant food for chillis
huhtikuu 19, 2005, 13:56:25 ip
I was wondering if anyone has some recommendations regarding plant food.  I'm sure that this question has already been asked and answered in this Forum, but probably in Finnish ;-) I tried to get my girlfriend to translate some of the posts, but she's not very patient!

I read somewhere that lots of nitrogen is good at the vegetative stage, but it prevents flowers from developing if overused.  Does anyone have some NPK ratio recommendations for vegetative and flowering/fruiting stages? Or, even better, any recommendations regarding commercial plant food sold in Finland for these two stages?
Hydroponic growing / Rockwool cubes
huhtikuu 17, 2005, 23:40:44 ip

I got some more seeds to sprout now! Thank you all for the great tips.  Some of the new seedlings sprouted in Rockwool cubes.  Now I got some more questions...

Do I have to transplant them to soil as soon as they sprout? Or should I wait a bit longer? (they opened their seed-leaves today)

Another question is, how do I transplant them from the cubes? Should I just pull them off the cubes? I'm afraid to tear them apart if I do so...

Traditional growing / Transplant twice?
huhtikuu 13, 2005, 21:42:45 ip

I'm keeping my seedling (almost 2 months old) at about 25 degrees.  Is this a good temperature? It's under strong fluorescent lights, but it's not looking very happy.
First it was in a pot that was too small for it and about a week ago I transplanted it to a bigger pot, but I used cactus soil :oops:.  I think it doesn't like the new soil, because it has stopped growing and it looks "sad".  But now I'm afraid to re-transplant it to a different soil (Biolan's "kylvö ja taimimulta"), because I think it's too soon to transplant it again after transplanting it for the first time.  Does anyone have some good advice?

(I emailed this quetion to fatalii earlier, but I guess this is too much of a beginner's question and should rather be posted in a Forum! ;-) So here it is!)

BTW, I've now bought some nice shelves and installed lamps on it.  I hope it will be a better setup now.  I'm still waiting for some more seeds to sprout :? And I'll be writing a "päiväkirja" pretty soon, with pictures too! :-)
Traditional growing / Ají Cachucha
huhtikuu 08, 2005, 14:30:22 ip

Has anyone ever tried to grow Ají Cachucha? I know someone from Cuba who said this specimen is very common in Cuba and is used in many dishes.  It's a sweet chile that looks a bit like a habanero.  Does anyone have more information?

He once brought a cachucha plant to Finland, but it died :-(

I noticed that Fatalii has Ají Cachucha in his seed lists.  Do you have any for sale?