It has very valuable “frost resistance” genes. The number of chromosomes of C. flexuosum it is the same as cultivated chili species (2n = 24).I made crosses this year.Will be growing them next year.Just think it would be a good thing to start the pepper growing year alittle earlier,And also extend a pepper plants growing season.My plants are still growing out there,When everything else has been killed by the first frost.Interesting,,,,,To me anyway.Of course theres always going to be people that dont believe what you say and will cut you down for what you are doing in the garden.Interesting. I read about Capsicum flexuosum. It is used as a spice to some extent in southern Brazil and northern Argentina where it is native. If it truly does possess heritable genetics for increased cold hardiness, that might make it valuable for crop breeding.
Do you think the species could be directly marketed as a specialty crop? There are already so many varieties of chilé, but those who are obsessed with capsaicin consumption do seem to have a steady appetite for trying new and ever-hotter peppers.
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