NuMex Bailey Pequin Chili Pepper - Heirloom 20 Seeds


NuMex Bailey Piquin originated as a single plant selection from an open-pollinated Chile accession collected in the Carib-bean area of Mexico. The original population was a heterogeneous population of several fruit types. Fruit shapes ranged from round to ob-long, and length from 1 to 3 cm. The pop-ulation also had plants that were “vine-like” (indeterminate) and some that were semi-de-terminate. Most of the individuals had the deciduous fruit characteristic; when the fruit is mature, only the pedicel and calyx remain on the plant (Intl. Bd. Plant Genet. Re-sources, 1983). None of the plants had a concentrated fruit set that would allow pods to be commercially harvested by machine. A pedigree selection scheme was conducted in an insect-free greenhouse from three generations. Traits helpful for machine harvesting, viz. fruit separation from calyx, semi-determinate upright plant growth, and concentrated fruit set, were selected during each generation.

Grown in Tennessee.

Planting Guide included. Ships in padded envelope.

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