20130805 Chillis

I went a bit mad and planted 95 seeds this year. A load of them didn't germinate so I planted a few more. Then I decided I had a few too many and discarded the weaker looking seedlings (in my inexperienced judgement). I now have 42 fairly respectable chilli plants. Ten of them were living in the porch but trying to keep the greenfly at bay was too much like hard work so I moved them outside where the other plants were much less aphid ridden.

C. Baccatum

These chillis I have now identified as being from the C. Baccatum family. The flowers show the tell-tale markings on the petals. I hope they are Aji Lemon (aka Lemon drop) which were grown from seeds saved from pods bought at Hyde Hall Chilli Festival 2012. I made a lemon drizzle cake with them last year.

I am not yet certain however that they are Aji Lemon as I neglected to label any of the seeds I saved. It seems unlikely though that the other seeds I saved happened to also be from the Baccatum family.

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Cayenne Golden

These plants are not very photogenic having become rather lanky after living in a shaded area for some time. A day later I noticed a stem on one of the pods had been eaten nearly all the way through. I finished the job.

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Cheyenne F1

This year the award for first chilli to produce pods goes to the Cheyenne F1. I'm looking forward to these turning orange, should look quite impressive. A day later I notice one of the pods has started turning orange.

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Ciliegia

I seem to have got mixed up between these and the Mini Bells and ended up with only one plant I am certain is actually a Ciliegia.

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Numex Twilight and Fairy Lights

Can't really figure out which is which from the photographs, but that's hardly surprising considering Fairy Lights are "a selection made from Twilight". They are an ornamental chilli variety, but no less edible for it.

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Gusto Purple F1

Gusto Purple F1 are hybrids developed in the UK

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Mini Bell

At least, that's what the label says... Oh no, hang on, no, it doesn't. It says Ciliegia. Ooops. I have determined with 85% certainty that these are Mini Bell.

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Paper Lantern

Paper Lantern are a Habanero variety which is of course pretty hot. They apparently produce a larger number of pods than other Habaneros. Should be interesting. The pods in the photographs are just starting to exhibit their shape.

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Pimientos De Padron

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Tokyo Hot F1

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Tropical Heat

Looking forward to these. The plant photographed is the strongest out of three that germinated, with the other two somewhat stunted. The seeds are from a mixed packet and the other two plants are different varieties.

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"20130805 Chillis"

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Home grown chilli plants, grown in the garden of England, near Canterbury, 2013.

DISCLAIMER: The opinions and attitudes of James W. Morris as expressed here in the past may or may not accurately reflect the opinions and attitudes of James W. Morris at present, moreover, they may never have.

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