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F1 Apache Chilli Pepper

Posted: 11/11/2017 at 18:27

Thank you Zoomer44

Based on your information i think i'm ok with these then.

Don't think our stock will last that long knowing the way my wife likes to cook with them

Thanks again

F1 Apache Chilli Pepper

Posted: 11/11/2017 at 17:23

Thanks Ps2

Not sure how to describe, certainly not huge. Checkout link for size viewing

These are exactly how mine are to look at, even now after having them hang stored for some time.

Its just the softness of the texture I'm concerned and unsure about

As I said earlier, did cut one open and checked the flesh inside and also the seeds and all seemed fine.

I even tasted ??? a small amount on the tongue to see ok - which seemed to be - although VERY HOT to the tastebuds

I may do as you've suggested, thanks once again 

F1 Apache Chilli Pepper

Posted: 11/11/2017 at 16:44

Thanks to Ps2 & K 2 for your responses

Can I ask either of you - how is the texture of your chillis when storing - does the fruit remain 'hard' or does it change to soft (as mine has !!) and does it have an effect on the usage for cooking / eating

As said before the skin colour remains deep red and with a waxy feel, so am hoping that there is not a problem in continuing storage and also using

Appreciate advice from anyone with previous knowledge of this

Thanks again 

F1 Apache Chilli Pepper

Posted: 11/11/2017 at 14:15

Hi all,

I have grown a F1 Chilli pepper plant this year and the resulting crop has been very successful

I am storing the crop by the hanging method (same as Onion stringing) - so that air will circulate and keep them dry in my garage. 

On checking them over today the skins are looking clean and bright red, and no sign of disease etc but I find the fruits are very soft....almost 'squidgy' in texture

I opened one up to check inside and all seemed as should be, no sign of problem.

Can anybody verify if this the norm ???

Thanks in appreciation

Plant Identification

Posted: 30/09/2017 at 11:10

Thanks very much BobtheGardener,

Appreciate the quick response and looked at the link you gave me - quite fascinating, but feel I can remove it now without having pangs of conscience 

Best wishes

Plant Identification

Posted: 30/09/2017 at 10:46

Hello, can anyone identify the above ?

Self sown probably from spillage from bird feeder

Any help is appreciated as don't know whether to leave or dig it up  


Hello All

Posted: 22/04/2016 at 17:16

Hiya Stuart, welcome to you. You will find lots of interesting things & people ( !! )  on this site all in the pursuit of gardening tips and advice.

Just ask and await the response. Good luck to you and all that you do, never think that the question you ask is beyond this audience, the wealth of knowledge here is incredible.

Best wishes

Shed Replacement But What Type

Posted: 22/04/2016 at 15:17

Hi Dogbowl,

Agree with the comments above.

Ensure the Shed wood is pre-treated with a good preservative and also ensure that roof has good overlap of quality bituminous roofing felt, in that way you can be confident of sturdy and leak free shed life.

Alternatively, what about a good quality Polytunnel ?

GW Email Newsletter

Posted: 22/04/2016 at 15:03

Hi NoraGW, please accept apologies for mispelling your name previously.

Have done above as requested. Do I 'sit back' & await outcome.

Thank you for your help over this, (am hoping its not me otherwise shall feel a fool) and look forward to hearing positive solution.

Best wishes


GW Email Newsletter

Posted: 22/04/2016 at 10:11

Hi NorahGW,

Thanks for prompt response. No, other newsletter emails ( BBC news magazine etc) come through and load just fine as normal as before. Yes, can view by web version no problem but defeats the purpose of newsletter if can't view the link needed.

This annoying problem has only just started recently and wondered whether the page layout change might have had an effect.

Any other thoughts ??




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