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Old July 4, 2017   #1
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Default Free Peppers. Mareko Fana. Bay Area

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I have some leftover Mareko Fana pepper plants (55, but it looks like 10 may be spoken for).

Mareko Fana is a medium heat fleshy pepper, prized in Ethiopian cuisine, and used to make Berbere spice.

email me -- fred@growartisan.com if you want to pick any of them up. First come first served.
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I'm growing a pepper called Berbere (no mention of Mareko Fana on the tag). Is that the same thing? From what I understand, as you say, it's dried and used for powder in Ethiopian cuisine.
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https://www.facebook.com/BaiaNicchia...type=1&theater

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?f...type=3&theater

I have some leftover Mareko Fana pepper plants (55, but it looks like 10 may be spoken for).

Mareko Fana is a medium heat fleshy pepper, prized in Ethiopian cuisine, and used to make Berbere spice.

email me -- fred@growartisan.com if you want to pick any of them up. First come first served.
I wish I was a little closer! I am about as far away as you can get and still technically be in "The Bay area". Do you mind posting a picture of the plant? Is the business in Snol as well. I'd love to visit someday. Maybe I can wish a little harder.

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From what I understand, Berere is the brown spice, and there are a few similar brown peppers used to make it in Ethiopia. My Ethiopian collaborator says Mareko Fana is the gold standard.

Berbere is used to describe brown Ethiopian peppers, and a Berbere pepper may be Mareko Fana.

Where did you get your "Berbere" seed?

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The first link has a photo of the pepper.

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Fred - I didn't grow it from seed, I happened to get a plant at Cross Countries Nurseries in NJ:
http://www.chileplants.com/search.as...ed&pagesize=20
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Thanks for the link. That does not look like Mareko Fana. Mareko Fana typically ripens to deep brown, not red.

This "Berbere" links is also not Mareko Fana:

http://www.reimerseeds.com/berbere-hot-peppers.aspx


These links show peppers that are Mareko Fana, or something similar:

http://www.rareseeds.com/ethiopian-brown-pepper/

http://pepperlover.com/pepper-seeds/...berbere-detail


And this is our Mareko Fana:

http://store.growartisan.com/product...farm-land-race
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I guess I will find out What I expected is what you describe. I'll report back once the plant fruits.
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40 pepper plants left
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