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    Default Chilli plug plant swap 2020

    Small Pumpkin has bigger things on her mind this year so isn't arranging this swap. Would anyone be interested in continuing it?

    I know that lots of people won't have sown their chillies yet so I'm not asking for firm commitments, just an indication of interest. I still have my baccatums and annuums to sow, therefore no idea yet what I might have spare of those.

    I'll keep the list below updated as more seeds germinate and plants are given away.
    Ready to go:
    • Choc Habanero (2)
    • Rocoto La Paz Rojo (2)
    In the pipeline:
    • BBG7 White (3)
    • BBG7 Orange (1)
    • Aji Omnicolour (4)
    • Volcan de Teneguia (4) - One for Small Pumpkin
    • Goatsweed (2)
    • Aribibi Gusano (1)
    Spoken for:
    • Purple Peach CGN 21500 (1) - Simple Simon
    • BBG7 Caramel (1) - Small Pumpkin
    • Volcan de Teneguia (1) - Small Pumpkin

    Purple Peach is lovely. It's closely related to Cheiro Roxa but its pods are larger and spherical, not the UFO/drop shape of Cheiro Roxa. It has the same dark-tinted leaves and is relatively small and well behaved. The pods are dark green/purple and ripen to peach/purple. When I grew it previously, the flowers kept dropping off until well into the season, then all of a sudden it set dozens of pods all at once. I'm hoping to have a second spare seedling of this but it's being a bit shy.

    Volcan de Teneguia is a baccatum but I don't know much about it. It's named after a volcano on La Palma; I've been there and walked round the crater rim (it's a tourist attraction) so that tempted me to grow it. Anyone else up for an experiment with a relatively unknown variety?

    I grew Aji Omnicolour a few years ago. I kept one in a pop bottle on the office windowsill and another in a large pot outdoors at home. It's smaller than other baccatums I've grown, crops earlier, and repeats throughout the summer. People say it's good for snacking on but I found it slightly too hot for me to eat raw, but low to medium heat when cooked. I recommend it.

    Goatsweed- the name put me off this for several years but I read up on it last year when trying to identify SP's mystery hairy plant. Decided I wanted to grow it. Got to be worth a try.

    Normal swap rules apply:
    https://www.growfruitandveg.co.uk/gr...nce_76437.html


    How I pack my seedlings for posting (with photos) can be seen here:
    https://www.growfruitandveg.co.uk/gr...ml#post1577003

    That's probably overkill. If you wrap them with plenty of cushioning they should be fine. Reminds me to start saving toilet roll tubes instead of putting them in the recycling.
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    I canít believe you havenít had any takers yet! Itís been nearly 7 hours
    Come on chilli heads (& chilli head wannabes) this is an awesome way to try something youíve never grown before. Mitzi always has some very cool and unusual varieties
    Iíd love to join in, I could probably manage only bagging up one lot of chillies. But Iím being so strict with my self this year. I donít have any spares to swap
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    I usually join in but I haven't down a thing yet!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Small pumpkin View Post
    I can’t believe you haven’t had any takers yet! It’s been nearly 7 hours
    Come on chilli heads (& chilli head wannabes) this is an awesome way to try something you’ve never grown before. Mitzi always has some very cool and unusual varieties
    I’d love to join in, I could probably manage only bagging up one lot of chillies. But I’m being so strict with my self this year. I don’t have any spares to swap
    I think, like Scarlet says, it’s too early yet for most people.

    I’m going for mostly common varieties this year though. I’ve come to realise that there’s usually a good reason why certain things are popular. And so far the fancier ones aren’t germinating for me. Only 4 of my first 11 varieties sown have germinated.

    My latest batch is 5 different Bubblegums so if some of those succeed, I might have something more interesting to offer. Fingers crossed!

    I don’t know how you can not have any spares.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mitzi View Post
    I’m going for mostly common varieties this year though. I’ve come to realise that there’s usually a good reason why certain things are popular.
    I think the same can be said for tomatoes! Also as my OH is getting older so is his tolerance for anything hot. I've got jars of chilli jams, chutneys and pickles that haven't been touched.
    I've sown some old tri colour variegata - not holding out much hope for those and I'll have a look for something else.
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    I'm gonna have absolutely loads spare but I need them gone by the 23rd of Feb. I doubt any of them will be quite up to a night in an box by then.

    If anyone is Nottingham based and forgot to sow their superhots tho I've loads in cells that will be getting composted on the 23rd if I've not given them away by then. So feel free to msg me. I've also got plenty of less hot ones too but not potted them on just yet.

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    What's the significance of the 23rd?

    In previous years a few seedlings have got slightly chilled en route but AFAIK they have all recovered. Sending them early in the week during a mild spell helps too.

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    I'm going to Thailand for 3 weeks. Means I need them gone from under my lights so I can sow all my toms into 3 inch pots before I go. I could keep them in the cells and they would just about fit but will likely need daily attention which probably isn't going to work. The ones I've potted on should be ok for 3-4 days on a single water.
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