Pepper of the Month – November ’15

Jim Duffy from SD news article

Trinidad 7 Pot Primo (Capsicum Chinense)-Back in 2005 a man named Troy Primeaux (Nickname Primo), a Horticulturist and member of the Southern Rock band called Santeria from Lousiana, grew out some of the first seeds of the Naga Morich in the United States.  These seeds were obtained from his friend Mark in the U.K. who got the seeds from a market in Bangladesh.  So, Primo grew them out true, and shortly afterwards he obtained some Trinidad 7 Pot seeds from a professor friend of his who got the seeds from an elderly woman in Trinidad.  Primo then began crossing the two varieties and has since then grown them out for 8 generations. He still grows them out isolated in Greenhouses which he manages for LNPI (Louisiana Native Plant Initiative). He has seen little variation at this point. I have obtained seeds through his friend Christopher Philips. Is it the same pepper as the Reaper? Is it a different pepper? Best way is grow it out yourself and decide!

Primo 7 Pot

Refining Fire Chiles
Jim Duffy
San Diego, CA
Phone: 619-504-9777

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