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  • Cayenne Chillies and Sweet Pointed Peppers

    Hello folks,

    Is it possible to keep, successfully, large Cayenne Chillies and Sweet Pointed Pepper plants over winter?
    Should I nip off any remaining flowers or cut the plants back?
    Will existing fruit be likely to ripen or should they be removed too?
    Do you bring them indoors or keep in an unheated greenhouse or shed?
    Should I let them dry out completely?

    I'd like to try and have a mature plant for an earlier crop next year, but wonder if it's more trouble than it's worth.
    Always aim for the best result possible not the best possible result

    Forever indebted to Potstubsdustbins

  • #2
    I did keep a Cayenne over winter in the conservatory, but it became infested with whitefly, nothing else did, they seem to be a magnet for pests. The result was an earlier crop the following year, but I didn't get anymore fruit than I got for an early sowing of new seed. I gave up on over wintering, but I know many do it with far more success than I managed.
    If I'm not on here, I'm probably fishing.

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    • #3
      Like Burnie said. White fly was the problem with mine as well.
      Personally I dont now bother to overwinter them, just sow new seeds very early.
      Keep us posted if you do decide to give them a try.

      And when your back stops aching,
      And your hands begin to harden.
      You will find yourself a partner,
      In the glory of the garden.

      Rudyard Kipling.sigpic

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      • #4
        That has just saved me asking.
        Will the small chillies be ok to use.
        Thank you.
        Bob.

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        • #5
          I have successfully, kept a Cayenne Chillie on the window sill for 8 years . before the white fly got it. now i only keep one for a year. and change it for a new one to over winter...last year it was Tangerine Dream pepper.
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          • #6
            Originally posted by Ms-T View Post
            I have successfully, kept a Cayenne Chillie on the window sill for 8 years . before the white fly got it. now i only keep one for a year. and change it for a new one to over winter...last year it was Tangerine Dream pepper.
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            Oh wow 8 years!!
            I shall definitely give it a go then, nothing to lose.
            Always aim for the best result possible not the best possible result

            Forever indebted to Potstubsdustbins

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