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Chilli Fruitum

By ChiliMan
Hey, people Smile

Thanks for the comments and votes on yesterdayís pic. LOVE the comments, especially. Didnít realise there were so many chilli fans (of the fruit, not me!) out there Smile

And oh my word, Lynne, 40 kilos of chilli jam!! Now THATís a chilli fan Grin I love the name of your jam too Ė Mermelada Volcanica. I once bought a jar of chilli jam but I think Iím gonna try making my own.

Now then, people, the plant in yesterdayís image came from a seed packet and it looked like a normal long red chilli on the packet. BUT, I reckon it might actually be a smaller hottish variety from the look of the fruit today.

I took this pic this afternoon. The very first chilli on the plant. 7cm long. I wonít wait for it to turn red, though. Green chillies taste different from red chillies and I prefer the taste of green chillies in omelettes. And I wanna make an omelette with this. So the very first blush and Iíll pick it. Then wash it, slice it fine, and make a simple omelette with onion and fresh thyme. Ummm. Iíll try a slice of the chilli plain first, to check out its taste and hotness.

Cassiecat, I took V2 to show you THREE more headless stems.

Ed, the grasshoppers are usually no more than an inch long and the little Ďuns are like 5mm long. But they all munch on all sorts of flowers and leaves here and are a complete flipping nuiscance.


Tags: Plant Fruit Green Flora Flowers and plants Chilli Singapore Capsicum Capsaicin

Voters: mrswoolybill, UrbaneMagick, cassiecat and 21 more



UrbaneMagick 11 172 1 United Kingdom
15 May 2012 7:46PM
Nice chilli Smile
I live in the home county of the Naga chilli hottest chilli in the world!!!

Scared to try it though :-(
mrswoolybill Plus
16 3.8k 2595 United Kingdom
15 May 2012 7:47PM
Hmmmm, chilli jam is a daunting thought!
I think you'd only get a very small jar from your crop. Better to enjoy it this way.
cassiecat 14 39 46 England
15 May 2012 7:51PM
those grasshoppers sure are hungry lol.hey your baby is safe and sound. i see lynne has given you a good idea, get the recipe off her Grin send mine in a plastic pot to protect it Grin lesleyx
cassiecat 14 39 46 England
15 May 2012 7:53PM
ps looking like twins Smile
SlowSong Plus
14 10.7k 30 England
15 May 2012 7:54PM
Yuk! Chilli jam ..... What would the Womens' Institute say?

Now, crushed chilli and melted cheese on toast and you're talking. Smile
cassiecat 14 39 46 England
15 May 2012 7:54PM
noooo! you cant eat it!!!!!
taggart Plus
18 47 15 United States
15 May 2012 8:05PM
A super little green chili! enjoy!
Jasper87 Plus
13 3.3k 164 England
15 May 2012 8:47PM
Looks good enough to eat!!GrinGrin

Glostopcat 17 255 2 England
15 May 2012 11:05PM
You are on hot form tonight Mr Chilliman, now that you've enjoyed photographing it you will no doubt enjoy eating it!Smile
franken Plus
20 5.6k 4 United Kingdom
15 May 2012 11:08PM
It does look good enough to eat! GrinGrin

joseph 17 England
15 May 2012 11:11PM
Yum Yum !!!!! Hot Shots!
LynneJoyce Plus
14 22 101 United Kingdom
16 May 2012 7:30AM
Lovely shot in V1, tragic one in V2. Very envious! I have left all chilli plants behind in Spain but the gardener has strict instructions to harvest them for my next jaunt in the Autumn. Living near Bradord we have easy access to chillies in the Pakistani shops and Green chilies make the best jam to eat with savouries. I have a queue of people waiting for my next batch!
andylea 14 37 1 United Kingdom
16 May 2012 8:42AM
brilliant detail andrew wonderful colour and tones v1 for me today a beauty nice one Wink
dmhuynh72 15 47 3 United Kingdom
16 May 2012 10:16AM
Looks tasty and ready to eat Andrew. Did you know certain birds also eat chilli?
Lillian Plus
13 23 17 United Kingdom
16 May 2012 12:22PM
Now for a red chilli?
what a great composition
and the jam sounds pretty tasty too
good shot in V1 Andrew
Joline Plus
16 38 59 United States
16 May 2012 12:23PM
I love chili jam...I call it pepper jelly, but it's probably similar....great with cream cheese and crackers!

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