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   misskittin's Chilli "Lemon Drop" x 1 Setting Fruit

Plant: Chili (Capsicum baccatum) | Variety: Hot Lemon

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What can I say? I was buying Tomatillo seeds and there was a chilli that promises to have a strong citrus taste:

How could I resist? Of course, I need new chilli seeds like a hole in the head, but nevermind

Apparently these can be a little tricky to germinate… But I don’t call 6/7 within a week “tricky”, necessarily!

Started with 6, gave 2 away: Should have 4, but can only find 2 (as of 16/06/11): I think I may have had a labelling accident and freecycled some by mistake (instead of Aji’s, Whoops!)

Reading around… It seems that there’s some debate as to whether “Lemon Drop” is the same as “Hot Lemon” or not?. Certainly, the plants LOOK very different! “Hot Lemon” is a tall, gangly, sprawling mess, that requires enthusiastic staking, whereas “Lemon Drop” is a sturdier/more upright plant, with larger (almost Aji-like) leaves… You can see where the mislabelling may have occurred!

Over-wintered one (planned on 2, but managed to kill the other!)

December 2012: Got ou of the habit of Folia (and Gardening, for various reasons)… So haven’t been keeping count! probably got a slow/steady crop of about 35 fruits since July

March 2014: It’s still here, but now in a new house!

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Chili (345)
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Hot Lemon (105)

Purchased from The Real Seed Company

misskittin's Chilli "Lemon Drop" Care Instructions

Try for a seed spacing of at approx. 1.95 inches (5.0 cm) and sow at a depth of around 0.2 inches (0.5 cm) if planning to sow direct.

Ensure you have enough space in your garden for this plant - Chili 'Hot Lemon' is known for growing to a height of approximately 45.72 cm (that's 1.49 feet in imperial).

Your garden is in dappled sun light: Chili 'Hot Lemon' enjoys a full sun position, so make adjustments where necessary.

Remember to water moderately.

Your garden's USDA Hardiness Zone (9) is within the ideal range for Chili 'Hot Lemon'. The recommended range is between Zone 5 and 12.

Ensure your soil has a ph of between 7.0 and 8.5 as Chili 'Hot Lemon' is a neutral to alkaline soil loving plant.

Keep an eye out for these common Chili problems: Tobacco Etch Virus.

More information about Chilli "Lemon Drop" is available in the Folia gardener's wiki. All Chilli "Lemon Drop" Care Instructions have been kindly provided by our members.

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