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Old November 4, 2014   #1
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Default Anyone try the Kambuzi pepper of Malawi?

Just picked up a few of these peppers here in Lilongwe. Like the citrus flavor and the intense but brief heat. Will bring some seeds home to try.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kambuzi
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Old November 4, 2014   #2
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Scott you do get around.

The heat pattern sound similar to the chiltepin and it is small too; a great little pepper.

Is this an offer?

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Old November 4, 2014   #3
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Just looked at the chiltepin. The kambuzi is a little more flattened - reminds me of a tiny Scotch Bonnet, and is a similar orange yellow color to the Scotch Bonnet. In fact, the more I look at it, the more I wonder if it is related to the Scotch Bonnet, but half inch Bonnets.

For you, sir, I will be glad to send a few seeds. PM me your address.
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Old November 8, 2014   #4
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Seeds safely home, and will go into the mail in a few days.
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Kambuzi are on their way! I planted a Kambuzi and a Scotch Bonnet in the same pot. Here is the pic. The smaller dark green peppers on the left are the Kambuzi, while the larger lighter green on the right are Scotch Bonnet.

As I thought, the two seem similar, although the Kambuzi is quite a bit smaller.

How are others doing in growing the Kambuzi?
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I would love some of these seeds. I really love Scotch Bonnets. And, chiltepan is my favorite dried pepper. My chiltepans in AZ were beautiful plants. They are also incredibly frost hardy, surviving days of low 20s without any protection and no signs of damage!
I think I lost my started chiltepan early this year from some neglect on my part. Will have to replant the seeds this winter for next summer.
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Scott-Thanks again for the seeds. Your plant is ahead of mine. No fruit yet on mine, but the two plants I have look real good. I will update when I get further on in the season.
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A very successful pepper. Just enough heat and crunch for a great relish on the dinner plate. I have a bowl full of them that I eat with meals. A keeper.
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My plant has set fruit, a very decent amount of fruit, so am waiting.
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The kambuzi comes to full production. This is the third crop from this plant:
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The kambuzi comes to full production. This is the third crop from this plant:

Wow ! Great looking plant. I think you would have to watch out for small kids that might think it is a candy plant it looks so tasty.
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Old October 18, 2015   #12
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Hi ScottinAtlanta
Do you have a few more seeds available? I have ghost, tabasco, and W.A. Red and a few other random seeds I could trade. I like to eat 5-10 tabascos with my dinner and the plants produce hundreds and hundreds constantly.
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yes. Pm me with your address.
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Old October 20, 2015   #14
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Cool looking and pretty prolific too. They look like cherry tomatoes from a distance. Nice plant Scott !
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Old January 6, 2019   #15
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Default Kambuzi Success

It's Kambuzi time! Had 2 seeds germinate 12/1 in the coffee filter/baggie, planted in yogurt cup 12/28 and under CFL lights. Thinned to 1 plant and here it is now, the strongest and healthiest of my collection, almost ready to plant up. This is my first attempt at a Kambuzi but will start several more seeds this month.

The plant marker is a cut section of a plastic mini-blind, each slat makes 3 or 4 markers depending on the length. Cheap and easy, label with a paint pen to avoid fading in the garden.
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