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Growing mainly fruit, with some veg, and getting excited about growing chillis

Jalapeno Chilli Pepper Flowering

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The Jalapeno's are flowering finally - pictured in the foreground, in the background you can see the Nasu (Left), and Romital (Right).

Jalapeno Flowering Late


Nasu Chilli Progress

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The Nasu is still doing pretty well and has lots of Chillis


Cayenne Chilli Pepper Progress

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The Cayenne chilli peppers are doing well, with lots waiting to ripen
Cayenne Chilli Peppers Starting To Ripen


My First Chilli Of The Year - A Romital

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I picked thefirst ripened chilli of the year - a Romital. On first taste, it is quite weak, but it would be a useful addition to some dishes to spice them up a little.

First ripe romital chlli of 2011

The Romital still has loads of chillis that will hopefully start to ripen soon.Romital With Lots Of Chilli Peppers


 

I have been moaning about the lack of fruit on my Pineberry - I think I have figured out what the problem may be.

I first got them around the 15th May this year, I took pictures and uploaded them on my blog post of 20th May - see Pineberry / Pineberries. As you can see from the pictures on this post, they are in flower, although the fruit never really developed. Just search Pineberry from the menu on the left or by tag, and you will see a number of posts that show how things panned out. I have searched a few sites as to what the problem is with the lack of fruit, and there is very little information on these plants. I assumed that they would be the same as strawberries, except with smaller and less numerous fruit. I stumbled across the following from the Waitrose Press Centre - they stocked  punnets of Pineberries for the first time last year, and have the exclusive on these fruit this year. The press release was dated 30th March this year, one quote that interested was;

Waitrose is the only supermarket to sell pineberries in the UK. They will be available in 45 stores nationwide for the next five weeks while they are in season. 

It seems that is where the problem is. Their season may have passed, maybe it only lasts into early May, counting 5 weeks from the date of the press release. The fact that my Pineberries are sited in the greenhouse is probably serving little benefit.

As you will see from my recent posts, I am getting dozens of runners now, and I think I need to concentrate on growing as many as possible so that I am ready for next season

 For the Waitrose press release - and it is interesting reading, click http://www.waitrose.presscentre.com/Press-Releases/It-s-no-joke-Pineberries-are-back-at-Waitrose-6ec.aspx

 


Scotch Bonnet Chilli Pic

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I have three of these, and on two, the leaves have scorched because of the heat build up in the greenhouse. I have since improved ventilation and put them on the floor, rather than on the benching. They seem to be pulling back, but it will no doubt affect the yield.

 

Scotch Bonnet Chillis Grown In UK Greenhouse


Cayenne Chilli Pics

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Nasu Chilli Pics

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There are lots of chillis on the Nasu, older posts are at the bottom of the article. Sorry about the camera work!

uk greenhouse grown nasu chilli with lots of chillis

uk greenhouse grown nasu chilli with lots of chillis

Nasu Chilli Is Fruiting


Romital Chilli Pictures

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The Romital Chillis are starting to ripen nicely - I hope that I have not ruined them by missing one watering last week resulting in the soil in the container starting to dry. Otherwise I have watered them morning and evening like clockwork.

 

uk greenhouse grown romital chilli starting to ripen

uk greenhouse grown romital chilli starting to ripen

Previous posts;

Romital Chillis Are Starting To Ripen

Romital Chillis Discolouring And Going Soft

Romital Chilli


Pineberry Runners Taking Nicely

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I have potted four runners, there is a pot behind the mail plant that you cannot see. Still no sign of any fruit developing unfortunately......

Pineberry with planted runners


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