Chilis (I know - chilis again!)

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Re: Chilis (I know - chilis again!)

Post: # 280851Post MKG
Fri Aug 08, 2014 6:12 pm

Chilis in the open garden - I wish :lol:

Actually, I have successfully grown them in the open. When I say successfully, I mean that the plant grew and it fruited and the fruits ripened. There the similarity between chilis and what I grew ended. The whole point (apart from simply enjoying growing them) as far as I'm concerned is to grow fruits of consistent flavour and heat. I like chili heat, but there's nothing worse than a mouthful of something much, much hotter than you expected (memories of a Budapest cafe and a salad with rings of red pepper - it wasn't red pepper, it was a very large chili and it was HOT, but I would have enjoyed it had I expected it).
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Re: Chilis (I know - chilis again!)

Post: # 280856Post Odsox
Fri Aug 08, 2014 6:37 pm

Can't help I'm afraid.
I have never, and will never, grow chillis. Not that I've anything against them, I just don't like any food that grabs your tonsils and tries to twist them off.
Mild Madras is about as far as I venture in the curry line, and then only when I'm feeling adventurous.

Disclaimer: I almost certainly haven't a clue what I'm talking about.

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