I was curious if i should buy these seeds from a local grower since
the seeds would come from plants already growing in my climate and
may be more acclimatized than buying them overseas with a different
climate. I'm in Southern Calif. I think its too late to plant them now
so will have to wait until next year.
My guess would be that acclimatization is mostly a matter of
probabilities, that the local seeds differ from the overseas seeds in
gene expression frequencies, and that a batch of overseas seeds would
have all the options that the local seeds do ... and maybe more. That
is, odds are that normal genetic variation within a batch of seeds
from a different climate will yield a set of plants adapted to your
climate, and your plants may actually have some genes that have been
lost within the local gene pool.
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Certainly, if you are assured they are true to type.
Why not try a few now? You have nothing to lose other than a few
seeds. SoCal should have a long growing season. Heat and humidity are
factors that effect the heat of the pepper.
You're talkin' 90 days for green from transplant, 120 for red. Do you
have that much time in your zone? Try a direct seed, rather than a
transplant from seedlings.
Wow, your mouth must be acclimatized to some serious heat!
If you are costal southern California, these peppers may even be
perennial in your region. Heck, harvest would start in Oct. If you have
the seeds already, give it a go.
Last year I grew me a 2 year supply of habaneros from 6 plants. Growing
Ja-lap-pen-noz this year. Less heat, better flavor but then, I always
work in a little of last year's heat.
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