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Guam Boonies?

Posted by JonnieSilvs 5b (My Page) on
Sat, Sep 14, 13 at 16:35

I'm interested in trying to grow some guam boonie peppers, but I can't locate a seed source. Can anyone help me out? I have mariwiri seeds to trade, and I can attest to their deliciousness.

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RE: Guam Boonies?

What are mariwari?
Wiri Wiri?

Guam Boonies is also called Donie Sali.
I have them under both names for trade.Probably dried pods and seeds...

RE: Guam Boonies?

Yeah it's wiri wiri, but my understanding is that there are a couple of different forms going around.

I heard some people saying the boonies is the same as donne sali, and others saying its different.

Similarly, I've heard these wiri wiri are different than the regular kind, but having not grown another form, I can detect no morphological difference myself from pictures posted online. All I know is that they are delicious little guyanese fireballs :P

Here's a picture of my plant! I wish I had started her sooner. She's just now pumping out red pods.

If you want to do a trade, I'd be happy to send some seed. I also have red rocoto and fatalii. I cannot attest to the productivity of the rocoto though, as I haven't grown them yet.

RE: Guam Boonies?

Jonnie - great looking wiri wiri. I have a friend who's from India who gave me Guyana wiri wiri seeds. Mine took forever to grow to a size I was comfortable putting outside. They are still the slowest growing pepper plant I've ever grown and I don't get pods to mid Sept which I'm finally getting. Your plant is way more robust than mine. My friend makes wiri wiri hot sauce and it's about the best homemade I've tasted. His wife travels home several times a year and she brings back a bunch and then they spend a day making sauce.....

I've tried germinating/growing Guam Boonies twice and have yet to get a seed to sprout, so can not speak to them.

RE: Guam Boonies?

Hi sandy. They do take a while, but they're definitely worth the wait. I'm overwintering this one to try and get a head start next season.

If I do get my hands on any solid boonie seeds, I'll definitely dry out some pods and spread the love next year.

RE: Guam Boonies?

If you guys still need some. I have some I harvested in
2011. These peppers are about an inch long and I
originally received seeds from someone on Daves garden.
There is still some confusion to which is the real boonie
I have a customer from Guam. His sister finally sent him
some seeds for the boonie. I'm going to try and get a
few seeds from him and compare to the one's I have
next year.

This post was edited by roper2008 on Mon, Sep 16, 13 at 12:11

RE: Guam Boonies?

Roper, I'd be delighted to grow your boonie pepper. Would you like to try the mariwiri?

RE: Guam Boonies?

Sure. Email me.

RE: Guam Boonies?

I would love to trade for the wiri wiri, fatali and rocota but only have some chimayo and dried boonies right now. Whaddya think?


RE: Guam Boonies?

I am also interested in getting some wiri wiri seeds. I also have Donni Sali seeds from the Marshall Islands. Please email me.


RE: Guam Boonies?

I'm in Guam now...Boonie is Donne Sali BUT many believe the jungle plant is better than commercially grown... both are way hot for me, trying to have 1000 seeds soon.

RE: Guam Boonies?

Careful trying to bring them into the US.> Plants and Plant Products Permits.

Permits are required for the importation into the U.S. and transit through the U.S. of regulated plants and plant products for consumption or propagation. Plant and plant product permits include plants for planting such as nursery stock, small lots of seed, and postentry; plant products such as fruits and vegetable, timber, cotton and cut flowers; protected plants and plant products such as orchids, and threatened and endangered plant species; transit permits to ship regulated articles into, through, and out of the U.S.; and departmental permits to import prohibited plant materials for research.


Shipments of imported seed from all origins other than Canada require a phytosanitary certificate from the country of origin, except as noted in the section below for small lots of seed.

Small lots of seed: Lots of seed may be imported without a phytosanitary certificate under the following conditions:

(1) The importation of the seed is authorized by a written permit.

(ii) There are a maximum of 50 seeds of 1 taxon (taxonomic category such as genus, species, cultivar, etc.) per packet; or a maximum weight not to exceed 10 grams of seed of 1 taxon;

This post is to inform you of the rules you are breaking and in no way intended to advise you to hide the item or not declare them avoiding confiscation.

This post was edited by northeast_chileman on Fri, Aug 29, 14 at 8:51

RE: Guam Boonies?

> "Permits are required for ... regulated plants ..."

The form acts as though all plants are regulated, but the plain text of the statute restricts permitting to regulated plants only. I bet a buck that if you dig up the list of regulated plants, peppers are not on it.


RE: Guam Boonies?

I brought in two bottles of Thai peppers bought from a street vender to San Francisco in my bag. Customs looked at it shook it to make sure nothing hiding inside and put it back. Don't know what they are but sure are tasty and have a good kick and grow like crazy.

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