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I have just got my seeds through. I have a propagator on the kitchen window sill ready to go, But looking and reading through this thread I may be a little late getting them in the dirt. 

I've gone for reapers as I have balls of British steel.....well I don't really never have much above a jalfrezi in an indian heat wise. 

Aparently they are slow growing and may not even fruit but I thought it was worth a rattle, Am I too late to plant?

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54 minutes ago, fatchap said:

I have just got my seeds through. I have a propagator on the kitchen window sill ready to go, But looking and reading through this thread I may be a little late getting them in the dirt. 

I've gone for reapers as I have balls of British steel.....well I don't really never have much above a jalfrezi in an indian heat wise. 

Aparently they are slow growing and may not even fruit but I thought it was worth a rattle, Am I too late to plant?

Not too late although i think sooner the better to get them going.

With our weather up here sometimes the seasons beat us before getting the best our of some varieties and as you say some of the hot ones take as age.

Pretty sure you will still get plenty fruit but maybe better choosing a variety small enough that you can have on the sunny cills in the house.

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All outside now and hopefully the decent weather carries on and get a crop like last season.

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Any of you chilli fans tried the Carolina reaper and the dragon's breath chilli grown here in UK? 

A new one the pepper X from USA is now the hottest at 3.18 million scovilles.  Watched some videos of chilli eating contests in the UK. No thanks I couldn't do it.

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I can just about manage a nibble as a dare, but that's about it. Insanely hot and not really fit for human consumption, except where very heavily diluted.

After Habanero and maybe Naga there's no real flavour, just heat and it's a willy waving contest

 

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First year Chilli growing virgin - just been downt greenhouse and my Cherry Bomb and Habanero's have flowers growing - well chuffed, nothing yet from my Bell Peppers though.

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Big plant with the big fruit came from Lord Seagrove, the other with lots of small flowers and fruit is Twilight.

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I planted a few at the end of May! Was away earliner in the year and couldn't start them off. Hopefully will still get a crop this year, and don't need many anyway...

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So, Hand's up, might seem a daft question, but when I'm in the Greenhouse (with around 30 Chilli plants growing) my throat starts to burn? Am I imagining it or is it normal? + what do you use to keep bugs off?

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Did you all have a successful season?

So what do you all make with the crop? 

Will definitely be giving this a go in 2020

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Yes I've had a decent season,I'm still getting chilli's off my plants. Still lots of green ones that may not ripen to red. Plants are dying back now as they're outside.

I will try some others as well as the Apache I grew this year..

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I need to get my finger out and start agin next year. I have had a two year lay off due to various reasons

 

any road up, the last time I grew any I had an awful lot of them with a hole appear near the stalk and the pepper going rotten inside, same with some Bell Peppers. Anyone got any idea what it may have been?

usually start them off in a heated propagator then put them out into greenhouse around April. Greenhouse is an unheated plastic lean to affair

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On 31/05/2019 at 10:59, figgy said:

Any of you chilli fans tried the Carolina reaper and the dragon's breath chilli grown here in UK? 

 

Been reading about the Dragons Breath chilli, apparently it blows the Carolina Reaper "out of the water" but its creator says he developed it for medical reasons, he reckons it will make a great anesthetic???? seriously is it just me or can anyone else see the irony in that statement.

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You eat that after the reaper to take the pain away.

I've had a hit chilli I can't take so I need a hotter one to get rid of the pain 😆😆😆😂

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I made several jars of Cowboy Candy this year - Absolutely gone down a treat.

Really good as a little side accompaniment to pretty much anything and switches a cheese toastie up several gears.

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