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chilipepper's Journal

chilipepper's Journal

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Cayenne Chili

01 September 2009 17:05:58
Cayenne chili

Cayenne chili

Picked the first of our Cayenne chilies today and we are delighted with the results, the two plants that we are growing have produced a great harvest of really fine specimen size chillies, the chilies are about 5 inches long and a broad meaty shape! we look forward to trying them in the kitchen, we grew chillies last year but they did not produce this early and nowhere near this size! and while we are on the subject of chillies the lemon drops have been producing a very steady crop this year! we have been picking them for nearly 8 weeks now and are delighted with them, while they are only 2/3 inches long they pack a HOT punch, the Scotch bonnet are doing well and should be ready for picking at the end of the month, photos of the chilies in our 2009 Harvest album.......   


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Joybells Joybells 01 September 2009 20:50:58

These look great...the real deal :)


J.D. J.D. 01 September 2009 21:41:02

Your tongues must be burned off you both with all the spicy foods in your diet. I would be dying with all that. Do you actually eat all that you produce, or do you give some of it to family and friends?


chilipepper chilipepper 01 September 2009 22:12:41

Thanks Joybells, hope they taste as good as they look!!


chilipepper chilipepper 01 September 2009 22:20:02

Hi Jacinta, we use all our produce ourselves, most of what we use it for can be frozen! or stored! we also have a daughter that moved out a couple of years ago but our kitchen remains her favorite supermarket if you know what i mean!! what about the spuds they are in the fridge at the mo, not due to take them out till Saturday............


milkchurns milkchurns 02 September 2009 00:08:56

find looking chillies there.well done


J.D. J.D. 02 September 2009 19:50:32

Yea Chili, I would love them if they are going spare. Thanks a million.


Mecky Mecky 04 September 2009 22:31:27

Are you getting more sun in the East or is it warmer? My chillies just don't seem to want to turn red this year. I must admit that they got slightly shaded by my huge Amaranth so the other day we moved the boxes to a brighter spot. Ah, I'm sure it'll happen yet. You need a lot of patience when gardening...


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