Tuesday, October 22

Modest harvest

Our pepper harvest was a modest one but better than nothing.
Jimmy Nardello (long thin red one) produced the most individual peppers but the three Solero bell peppers produced twice as much pepper by weight. 

The other two varieties were the yellow Palladio and King of the North. All are now chopped and in the freezer.


22 comments:

  1. It's a colourful harvest, nice to have a bit of variation. Do you just slice them and then freeze? I think I'll have to do the same with mine.

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    1. Yes I'm a lazy freezer. It may not be the correct way to do it but it works for us. The small red ones were the most fiddly as they have seeds all the way down the inside of the fruits.

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  2. Colorful pepper. I really love the orange-green color. So cute. I could not bear to cook them.

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    1. They are colourful and add colour to recipes too, Endah

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  3. Wonderful harvest, Sue! I love these shining peppers!

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    1. They look polished don't they Nadezda?

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  4. My peppers are still in the greenhouse. They have steadfastly refused to ripen all through September, but are now showing small signs of redness creeping over their skins. They'd better taste good after all this time!

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    1. As yiu cab see from the photos ours were equally stubborn, Jules

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  5. Is the stripey red-and-green one at the back the "King of the North"? Eddy Ceyssens (who you probalby know from FB) has sent me some seeds for that one, which he says does well in colder conditions.

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    1. I'm afraid that it is the small green one at the back, mark. Don't let that put you off though as our peppers maybe aren't given the attention that they need. Other things tend to push their noses out.

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  6. The colours really go with autumn, lovely.xxxx

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    1. They are autumnal Snowbird - I never noticed 'til you mentioned it.

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  7. I think peppers can be a bit tricky to grow in our weather conditions. Your collection look lovely.

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    1. They were in the greenhouse Kelli so had some protection.

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  8. They do look good, especially Jimmy. Is he a chilli? He looks rather like one. I'm a lazy freezer too, no fiddling around, just cleaned, dried and topped and tailed and sliced or whatever is appropriate. And it all seems to work okay, although I'm no gourmet...

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    1. No Jimmy is a sweet pepper, CJ but you are right it does look like a chilli.

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  9. It seems to have taken the peppers an age to ripen this year hasn't it - they do look lovely multi-coloured though, something you rarely see in the supermarkets. Funnily enough I had more success with them outdoors this year.

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    1. Like the tomatoes Elaine - I think it must have been the late start to good weather. We've never tried hem outside.

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  10. Colourful harvest :-)
    Would have loved to grow peppers as I eat a lot of them all year round, but alas - it’s again a question of space with me…!

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    1. They do take more space than their crop warrants, Helene. I wouldn't grow them if I ghad limited space either

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  11. I have a small pepper harvest, but the warmth means they are still colouring up in the greenhouse so I am hoping to pick and use them orange rather than green. We'll see - the next challenge is to bring them through the winter to hopefully start next year with large robust plants...

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    1. I'm happy to eat them whatever their colour, Janet

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