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Harvesting More Pods

Afer waiting an age all of those pods are now ripening thick and fast. I’ve just had a quick whip round and harvested this little lot. Roughly from left to right there are some Cayennes, Aji Lemon, littele Demon Reds, 1 x Moruga Scorpian, Chocolate Habanero, Orange Rocoto, F1 Medina and Super Chilli F1.

Big Chilli Harvest


As you can see above some of the Chinense varieties and the super hots are starting to ripen. So far most of the fruits produced have been the annums and F1 varieties. That said i’ll soon have a glut of Chocolate Habaneros and Moruga Scorpians within the next few days. Elsewhere the Naga Jolokia are still showing no signs of turning…


Naga JolokiaMoruga Scorpian


By far the most productive plants this year has been this Aji Lemon that i’ve kept just inside the conservatory….

Indoor Lemon Drop


To date this plant has produced just over 60 ripe pods and it is showing no signs of slowing down. I’ll definitely be growing them again next year as the flavour from these pods is great. Interestingly i’ve got another plant of the same variety growing in the sunniest spot of the garden which has only produced 5 ripe pods – just goes to show what a difference growing chillies under glass makes when it comes to yields.

2 comments… add one
  • Karl September 12, 2013, 6:27 pm

    How long do chillis take to dry hanging up thanks

    • The Chilli King September 25, 2013, 11:58 am

      Karl – Much will depend on the size and variety of your pepper pods as well as the conditions you hang them in. A few weeks in front of a south facing window should do the trick.

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