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25/08/2014 at 12:06

Hi Clarington.

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.

 

25/08/2014 at 13:19

You can also dry them on the plant as long as they are indoors.  Simply stop watering them once they have turned ripe. 

28/09/2014 at 21:24
Well, it was confirmed this weekend that the bhut jolakia I was growing which I thought was too big to be bhut jolakia... Was infact not bhut jolakia!
Pretty gutted I was sold the seeds on eBay claiming that they were when infact they were not!
So I have a question, could anybody point me in the right direction to getting the right seeds from trusted places so next year I don't waste most the year growing something which isn't what it's meant to be?
I have no idea what it is that I've actually grown but they're large chillies with a small amount of heat. I'll upload a picture when I'm next on the computer as I can't do it on my phone (which by the way, if there's a moderator reading this.. It would be a pretty cool idea to add that feature for us phone webbers =) )
Thanks in advance ladies and gents.
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