Monday, October 06, 2008

Autumn Colours


'Aconcagua' Sweet Peppers have finally started to turn colour after dangling there green for months. It's been a long wait for about a dozen fruits. I might free up that space for something else next year. Hot Peppers 'De Rata' on the other hand have been producing since July, first green and now red. With the Scoville rating of 15,000 - 30,000 and heat level 7 they aren't exactly 'Gringo killers' but do have a nice afterburn. There are still 30 or 40 more to go and I'm wondering, by way of preserving them, whether to just stop watering and let them dry on the plant. Anybody done this?

2 comments:

Christina said...

I've dried peppers on the plant here, where they dry easily, but our climates are so different. You can always cut them and string them with heavy thread and a sturdy needle. Then, you can hang them somewhere inside where it is dry and warm. I'm sorry the sweet peppers were so slow for you . . .

MissHathorn said...

Thanks, I'll try leaving them in situ as we've got a warm sunny patch just now.