peppers named by numbers

gardendrivenlife(6)January 2, 2013

I've seen various peppers on the forum w/numbers for names. Is there a way to follow the lineage, or to categorize these plants? How would I find out about a certain named pepper? Just a little confused. I received one such plant in the seed exchange which I will be growing out, but I'm curious to find out. Thanks all. It is P1438638

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DMForcier(8 DFW)

That's actually "PI 438638".

And no, I don't know where the number came from, but there are Google hits on the PI number.

    Bookmark   January 2, 2013 at 6:55PM
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It's probably PI, not P1, fwiw...that would be a USDA seed bank naming convention (along with GRIF).

Various seed banks/registers have their own naming conventions...mostly based on their storage key/number.

To add to the confusion, some hobby breeders have their own naming conventions based on what plant (out of 100s/1000s) they selected the seed from and it's characteristics (H = hot, F = more flavorful, etc). So...that P1 may actually be a P1, not a PI.

There is no universal naming scheme.

    Bookmark   January 2, 2013 at 6:57PM
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PI , Grif #'s aren't dictated by any growers.
It's the Gov. classification system.

CO is another along with CGN,CAP etc.

Here is a link that might be useful: Gov. data base for PI #'s etc.

    Bookmark   January 2, 2013 at 9:22PM
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