Seed Swaps

Chilli "Cayenne"  

Year old seed. 9 planted in heated propagator (soil temp was 23C), 9 germinated, in 8 days. First flowers last week June, first fruit set about 10 days later

As of 22/02/11: 1 fruit on each of the plants still ripening, and now they’re trying to flower! No pruning back, or anything!

28/03/11. The flowers aren’t opening (too cold, I think), but that doesn’t seem to matter… 4 have set fruit! (this did involve a little “manipulation” to get the flower off!)

31/03/11: Another 4 fruit have set! Really, this is ever-so exciting

29/04/2011: The first fruit that set really aren’t looking happy. They’;ve sort of shrivelled and gone yellow. On the up side, this is now flowering profusely (the flowers are opening properly, and everything), and more fruit seems to be setting

02/08/2011: Had a downsize. Only 1/2 left!

This planting has been archived (Other).


Latest Milestone Harvesting

Quantity: 1

Plant Chili pepper Capsicum annuum longum group 9935
Variety Cayenne 461


Linked Plantings & Stash Items

Name Garden Gardener Location Planted Archived
Cayenne Cutting   Cayenne Cutting

Capsicum annuum longum group

misskittin Bristol, United Kingdom Bristol, United K... 21 Jul 11 08 Mar 14 (Other)



Nice job overwintering – did you have to do anything special?

Posted on 04 May 11 (over 8 years ago)

Nothing at all, to the Chilli and Etna: TBH, they were still growing well and had fruit ripening into January (Conservatory heated part of the time), so I just left them to get on with it. The Aji died back somewhat, so I pruned them to just above leaf nodes. They sulked for a bit, but are now putting on lots of growth, although there isn’t a sniff of a flower bud yet!

Posted on 05 May 11 (over 8 years ago)

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