[Market-farming] Anaheim chili - Pepper Gal

Garth & Kim Travis gartht at txcyber.com
Wed Nov 11 08:19:27 EST 2009

I have heard that she is good on hot peppers, but the sweet pepper seed 
I bought one year was useless.  Less than 20% germination, no 
satisfaction from her either.  My seed from Seeds of Change that year 
all germinated, so I know it wasn't me, as I grew all of them at the 
same time.  I won't use her again either, and yes, I too got treated 
seed, not marked as such.  This was 3 or 4 years ago.
Bright Blessings,

Road's End Farm wrote:
> On Nov 10, 2009, at 8:06 AM, Robert Farr wrote:
>     For seeds, try J.L. Hudson - the very best collection of seeds,
>     all used ethnobotanically, The Pepper Gal, Nichols -
> Pepper Gal sent me treated seed not labeled as such in 1999 -- I only 
> found out it was treated when I opened the package and saw the dye on 
> the seeds. (Even if you don't care whether the seed is treated, that's 
> a significant labeling problem as the info was, I believe, legally 
> required to be on the packets).
> Admittedly this was ten years ago and they may be behaving better now. 
> I don't think I've ordered from them since, so it may have been an 
> isolated problem rather than a common practice. They did have a lot of 
> varieties hard to find elsewhere, but they're in Florida and I had 
> trouble telling what might do well up north as their catalogue 
> descriptions didn't generally include such info. Again, that may have 
> changed, I haven't had a catalogue from them in some years.
> -- Rivka; Finger Lakes NY, Zone 5 mostly
> Fresh-market organic produce, small scale
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