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The best way to preserve chillies is to dry them. Thread strong cotton or thin twine through them then hang them somewhere warm and dry until they shrivel and dry up. Don't be tempted to rush this, they must be thoroughly dried before storing in jam jars with a lid, or the like. If not they could go mouldy. Alternatively, you could stuff the fresh chillies into glass containers then cover with olive oil and a lid. Thirdly, you can freeze chillies but they may be a bit on the soggy side when defrosted.
You can also dry them on the plant as long as they are indoors. Simply stop watering them once they have turned ripe.
Here is a PIC of one, anybody any ideas as to what kind it is?
Hi Dan - can't help you re the chilli you've grown, but if you start a new thread with a title like 'where can I get specialist chilli seeds' it will have more chance of getting some replies from those who do know.
Those look more like the ones you can roast whole or stuff with something don't they?
Big love to you Stacey, I don't do chillies but was lovely to read your chilli update
Hi Stacey good to see you. Hope your on the mend. Take care, very best wishes love and hugs for a speedy recovery xx Hope LO is well x
Lots of hugs to you Stacey, and to your family too. Looking forward to you being restored to health and gardening in time for the next growing season