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    Holly Daze is offline Germinator
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    Hi, thank you for your advice. I have been looking on line to see if there are any images like mine and there are none. I have a feeling that my plant is not a scotch bonnet. Goodness knows what it is. I can’t remember the supplier I got the seeds from. It has not deterred me. Next year I will get my seeds from a species supplier. I will let you all know how I get on. In answer to your question, yes maybe I was too good to the plant. However I thought I had followed the rules especially as I it was a hot summer. Never mind. We learn. Thanks everyone for your advice and support.
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    After about 4 years I eventually gave up on a scotch bonnet.
    I never got a pepper any larger than my thumb nail.
    I nurtured it, brought it indoors with a south west facing window during the winter, repotted each spring.
    It then lived in the greenhouse until the warm weather had truly set in.
    The plant survived and grew well, i just never got any decent fruit from it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by keat63 View Post
    After about 4 years I eventually gave up on a scotch bonnet.
    I never got a pepper any larger than my thumb nail.
    I nurtured it, brought it indoors with a south west facing window during the winter, repotted each spring.
    It then lived in the greenhouse until the warm weather had truly set in.
    The plant survived and grew well, i just never got any decent fruit from it.
    It sounds like you just had a dud plant.

    This was my harvest of yellow scotch bonnets (and Bahamian Goats which are the peachy orange colour) the week before last:



    I've had a few more off since and there are about 4 more pods still on the plant.
    Last edited by Mitzi; 23-07-2018 at 11:01 AM.

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    I will continue to cultivate the plant but am not hopeful now. Each day the berries are turning black and soft, and still think it is not a scotch bonnet. Will try again next year with seeds from a safe source. Wish I could remember which firm I bought them from. Thanks for your input all.

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    I have now identified the plant that I thought was a scotch bonnet chilli. I have in fact been nurturing a solanum nigrum! Saw pictures on an American website. Mystery solved. I won’t be eating the berries.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Holly Daze View Post
    I have now identified the plant that I thought was a scotch bonnet chilli. I have in fact been nurturing a solanum nigrum! Saw pictures on an American website. Mystery solved. I won’t be eating the berries.
    aka Garden Huckleberry. Grew them last year - Snadgers growing them this year. I thought that they have a strange taste - slight hint of liquorice.

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