The peppers haven’t minded the heat, or the cool front, and are churning out their fruit like the good little food-producers they are.
What I learned about peppers recently:
- Anaheim peppers will turn brownish, and then bright red. They are less bitter the longer they ripen.
- They don’t need tomato cages like I thought. They do fall over when they get laden with fruit, but that’s ok with me.
- Planting them at 15″ instead of 18″-24″ will let their canopies shade the ground so they don’t get so hot and dry so quickly (even when I forget to mulch for the third time come July…)
- Bell peppers that start out purple just might turn orange on you.
- Fish peppers are the most interesting looking peppers I’ve ever seen, and grow on the prettiest of plants. It’ll be a walk-way lining plant next year instead.
Think there are enough Anaheim peppers on this branch?
Fish pepper plant looking lovely…
And the peppers themselves just get cooler looking!
I call these “button bells” – they don’t really get much bigger than this. I’m guessing it’s my water restrictions.
As for the cayenne…they just won’t quit! I have a Ristra, and a bowlful, and am about to try my hand at drying them for grinding.