Tuesday, 20 July 2010

The origin of my dedo de moça

The dedo de moça that I grow originates from Patricia's uncles farm outside Rio de Janeiro. When we were there over ten years ago, I got seeds from it. We were there in December, during their winter, and I still remember the hot days with a strong rainshower each day. Compared to this climate, I think it is amazing that it is at all possible to grow it here in Stockholm.
Here you can see me picking seeds from ripe pods.

Patricia's uncle also had malagueta (C. frutescens).  Here you can see me behind it. I am in heaven :-)


  1. Nice and interesting story. That must have been a nice trip and as always, the memories stays longer and more clear when you bring home something like this. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Congratulations on the cultivation and harvest. Dedo de moca beautiful and very interesting Malagueta. Thank you for sharing this Image, hello

  3. Hi @Jan & @mascalzone! Thank you for your comments. Yes, I think different chile pepper varieties are fantastic, but what makes it even better, is the possibility to meet new friends, and new places. In that case one can say that 1+1=3 :-)