Monday, April 27, 2009

Rocoto Update

Just a quick note on my current holy grail, the Rocoto pepper.
The seeds arrived today.

Very exciting.

It's true, the seeds are black.

And the packet claims boldly to have a germination rate of 57.5%, not so great.

So the kind folks at Seed Savers Exchange sent twice the normal amount. Well, I love a challenge and it sounds like I found one. I will wait for my new germination heat mat before I attempt to germinate these. In the meantime I am reading up on all things peppery.

I also found a terrific website all about growing all kinds of chilies.

HOLY GRAIL posted on April 21, explains how this obsession began

And I'm getting very excited about the Master Gardeners Plant Sale coming up this weekend.

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