Neil Newby

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Posted: 03/07/2013 at 22:54

No worries, if you have problems with pollination, use a small paint brush to do the Bees work


Posted: 02/07/2013 at 23:31

Hi Zoomer,

Shouldn't worry if you're getting fruit, as it depends on the type of plant you're growing. Started to get fruit on my Bell Pepper plant and the more established Bhut Jolokia and Fatalli are showing signs of budding up

Been really bad weather here for most plants and from what the old boys on the allotments tell me, we're about one month behind anyway, so some hope for us all.

See if you can post some pics as it always helps other budding chilli nuts


Posted: 02/07/2013 at 11:16


Here are a selection of this years crop, started in Feb. Bit slow to grow due to real crap weather but let's see what happens!



Posted: 29/06/2013 at 01:44

only 1 survived but I do have some bhut jolokia (chocolate) plus Fatalli going on. Some Shabbu and Aji. Due to no decent greenhouse or lack of space in it, they got a bit of wind burn, but are bouncing back. Will try post some pictures of the progress if possible.


Posted: 14/01/2013 at 23:23

Demon Red, White Habanero, Birds Eye, Chinese Fire Tongue amongst others are great. Some are not so dwarf like the Demon Red which is small, grows mini bullet chillies & the taste is awesome. I say these are mild chillies as my pallet handles the other end of the scale like Chocolate Naga Jolokia & this years trial of Trinidad Scorpion which are quite big plants. Good luck with your choice & growing season.


Chilli heat

Posted: 14/01/2013 at 23:18

From personal experience I find that they need to have a good dose of actual heat for the fruits to become hotter themselves. You're getting fruits so they're pollinating fine. I'd try upping the heat for 2013 or putting in a greenhouse. Without knowing what seeds you bought etc it's hard to give a definitive answer. Buy some good seed stock & see how you go but deffo up their heat climate. Good luck

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