Alot of chefs, notably Bobby Flay, enjoy Calabrese chili peppers; it's a hot pepper sometimes described as spicy, smoke-flavoured, with hint of something almost fruity.
Unfortunately, they are now somewhat trendy, so people sell mislabeled packets of unrelated pepper seeds (e.g. from China), and my two favorite online seed stores (Baker Creek and Johnny Seeds) don't carry them.
I'd really like to try them, and start propogating them from seed for myself.
(I know I'm a tad late in the season - all my other seeds have been started indoors weeks ago, and planted outdoors yesterday! But I just heard of this type of pepper a few hours ago, and based on some discussions, I think it'd be a perfect fit for my cooking style)
Does anyone within the continental USA have some they'd be willing to mail me? I'm in the Midwest USA, shipping should be inexpensive if you're also within the country (shipping should be about $3), and I'd reimburse shipping costs via PayPal.
I'd like about 30-40 seeds to get my seed saving started, but if you have other heirlooms you'd like to share as well (especially bell peppers! Or melons, etc...), I'd be willing to pay a small fee, depending on how many varieties and quantity of seeds you'd mail.
Alternatively, I recently bulk-ordered some heirloom and hybrid seeds, and vacuum sealed them in collections of small seed packets - see attached photos. (I forget which are heirloom and which are hybrid, but you can look that up based on their names).
I could trade a collection of my (store-bought) seeds in exchange for a roughly equal collection of your seeds (store bought or seed-saved heirlooms). You can see what seeds I already have (as well as a mostly-accurate list of what you'd get in trade, though some of my collections are missing an item or two) by looking at the list in the picture.
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