I've been picking chillis nearly every day now. Wait until they are fully red and then harvest them. This will enable unripe chillis on the plant to develop. Don't leave them on the plant when they are ready to be picked, you will inhibit the ripening of the others.
So these Transylvanian Targu Mures chillis
are on a plate in my airing cupboard.
Same here with these Joe's Long Cayenne chillis
. Drying slowly in a warm cupboard.
Meanwhile back on the plot, these Physalis
are beginning to ripen. Hanging underneath the branches these plants look really lush and healthy.
I planted two plants here next to each other, they need a partner for good pollination.
And here they are! Really lovely, sweet fruit. I can highly recommend giving them a go.
Good looking chillies, Matron
hot stuff indeed! Those chillies are wildly impressive and there are so many :) Physalis are always so wonderful to look at but sadly I don't like the taste. it is great when you get one on your dessert though, makes one feel posh :)
Do you know what variety the Physalis are? I have a couple of types which I have grown (a dwarf type which sets fruit outdoors and a larger type "Schönbrunn Gold" which is more suited to growing under glass. I love the taste of the "Schönbrunn Gold" (it's sweet but also tart, juicy but also has a crispness to it) but I am really looking for something that ripens outdoors. Did you save any seed from your plants? If so then I would be interested in them and would be happy to swap some of mine.
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