Bhut jolokia pepper seeds

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.
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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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On Wed, 13 Jun 2007 20:03:58 -0700, " snipped-for-privacy@hotmail.com"

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.
http://www.fiery-foods.com/dave/profile_jolokia.asp
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!
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wrote:

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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