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Capsicum flexuosum - Cold Hardy Chili pepper
« on: September 12, 2021, 04:59:02 PM »

Just two photos to introduce this particular species which is say to be able to resist to temps below freezing ( -10 C and more ).
This year will be their ( I have two plants)  first year outdoor, sure it will be fine, but still a bit anxious: they are Capsicum after all (!)
Like others wild Capsicum species, it took time to set fruits ( more than a year ), and my other plant have done nothing - I noticed that Capsicum flexuosum dislike our full sun, and prefer filter sun, or a good shade, and maybe that's the reason why the second plant, more exposed didn't set any flower.

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Re: Capsicum flexuosum - Cold Hardy Chili pepper
« Reply #1 on: September 16, 2021, 07:30:20 PM »
With only a few fruit set, each fruit no more than 5mm, maybe only one seed inside. How long before one could even get enough fruit to actually evaluate the taste, or enough seeds to perpetuate the variety?