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    Quote Originally Posted by Scarlet View Post
    Mitzi keeps here plants small due to space restraints ...but she grows in small pots from the start.
    That's true of the ones that never went outside but last year I brought some indoors that had been outside in MFBs which I think are approx 11l but I may be wrong. I potted them down into 8" square pots so basically I had to "square off" the round root ball plus remove the bottom few inches as the MFBs are taller.

    I cut back the top growth by about half, removing all the thin stems but still keeping lots of leaves on because I had them in heated rooms so they were never going to go dormant. Early this year I had a caterpillar problem so cut them hard back and removed all leaves.

    They all survived - I did lose two plants but not the ones I potted down. However, it was nowhere near as drastic as Simon is suggesting. I think I'd say try it but accept that you might lose them.
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    Thanks
    I may rethink this a touch as I have a room that's unheated in the house and can possible accommodate slightly larger pots. But I defo need to cut the foliage back a fair bit. They are quite bushy (all different habenero types) and would just be a nightmare to have there all winter.
    I did do 2 in really small pots with the aim of using them to overwinter but they have not done so well as keeping them healthy in my tunnel I'm such small lots was really tough. They dried out pretty much every day and drooped. And they were fairly pale all summer. They did produce a small crop tho. I gave up caring after a while as I had so many plants I just thought oh well, that didn't work

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    Newbie question.

    On TV the other night, Monty was talking about chillies - fruity rather than heat.
    I am a complete woos when it comes to chilli heat.
    Please can anyone recommend some varieties that are fruity rather than volcanic?

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    Quote Originally Posted by moreteavicar View Post
    Newbie question.

    On TV the other night, Monty was talking about chillies - fruity rather than heat.
    I am a complete woos when it comes to chilli heat.
    Please can anyone recommend some varieties that are fruity rather than volcanic?
    Hungarian hot wax might be worth looking into. Lemon drop and sugar rush peach if you can handle a bit of heat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dave_100 View Post
    Hungarian hot wax might be worth looking into. Lemon drop and sugar rush peach if you can handle a bit of heat.
    My lemon drops this year are really quite pokey. You can grow some with no heat. Apple crisp is one and Trinidad perfume too. Trinidad perfume are supposed to taste like scotch bonnet a but with zero heat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by moreteavicar View Post
    Newbie question.

    On TV the other night, Monty was talking about chillies - fruity rather than heat.
    I am a complete woos when it comes to chilli heat.
    Please can anyone recommend some varieties that are fruity rather than volcanic?
    Trinidad Perfume and Tobago Seasoning are two “flavouring peppers” and Pink Habanero (grown by some on here) are mild too.

    Quite a few of the baccatums are fruity but low heat e.g. I grew Aji Champion last year and it was pretty much heatless but a much nicer flavour than say bell peppers.

    SP and VC have been growing some other low-heat chillies this year so hopefully they can report back on those.
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    Default Komodo Dragon

    My Komodo Dragon has just decided to have it's first flower, I went out to get it ready for over wintering, I wonder should I leave it for a bit and then put it on a window sill when it starts to gets consistently too cold in the tunnel ?
    It doesn't seem to react the same as other superhots.

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    These are some of my chillies from this year. Trinidad Perfume, Habanero/scotch bonnet (canít remember which)cayenne, Apache, Hungarian Hot Wax, and Cajun Belle . I have lots of fruit still to ripen outside in my mini greenhouse. I only have space to overwinter 3 plants at the most, though Iím undecided on which to save, they are all such beautiful plants
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