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Time to make status...

Season 2008Posted by Johnny N. Olsen Thu, March 27, 2008 23:54:36

Well, it is time to make status over the success of germination.

Yesterday, the last of the 3 Aji Omnicolor strains I am growing this year broke the surface after more than 5 weeks! This means that I will be able to compare these strains - first of all when it comes to fruit characteristics, other parameters such as for instance earliness will be quite difficult to compare due to the range in germination time...

Comparison so far:

Aji Omnicolor (own seeds): 11 days to germinate.

Aji Omnicolor II (probably old seeds): 36 days to germinate.

CGN 19202 (old seeds?): 28 days to germinate.

EDIT: decided to grow only one Omnicolor from own seeds...

Also interesting, though sad, is that Pimenta Morango still has not germinated after 5 weeks, strange since seeds were very fresh (about 3 months old), maybe they require dormancy or a higher temperature..? Will give it a go again and sow again, but luckily I have an overwintered plant that is about to flower...

Paprika Rana Oranzova, a nice, early sweet pepper from the Czech Republic, which I bought in Prague in 2005, has also germinated after 30 days! Nice since the ones I already had germinating were own non-isolated seeds, so maybe they will not produce plants true to the variety... Will grow plants from the original plants isolated this year to provide a nice seed crop for future use...

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