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Re: Growing some Calabrian chilies this year
« Reply #60 on: May 29, 2013, 11:26:47 PM »
This is all good news. I have 3 nice Calabrians (the chili plants, not the people) in the garden.

Thanks tinroofrusted for your post.
 
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Re: Growing some Calabrian chilies this year
« Reply #61 on: May 30, 2013, 06:23:02 PM »
I have three different verities growing. Here is the first fruit. Unfortunately, it's from the one I would say is the least likely to be what I'm hoping for. Who knows though.
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Re: Growing some Calabrian chilies this year
« Reply #62 on: May 30, 2013, 06:25:06 PM »
It kind of looks like it is going to be a round pepper, but this plant was supposed to have long thin fruit.
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Re: Growing some Calabrian chilies this year
« Reply #63 on: June 01, 2013, 12:06:21 AM »
I am not mr. green thumb, but I thought than on a new plant, it was not a good idea  to let it produce fruit right away?  Maybe you have already pinched off the blooms of many fruit and just decided to let one grow? If so, I hope they kick you out of the green thumb group, this makes the farmers almanac all wrong.

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Re: Growing some Calabrian chilies this year
« Reply #64 on: June 01, 2013, 12:13:15 AM »
Heck, I don't know. I let Mother Nature do her thing. The last think I want is to get her PO'd at me.
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Re: Growing some Calabrian chilies this year
« Reply #65 on: June 01, 2013, 12:53:48 AM »
I let Mother Nature do her thing. The last think I want is to get her PO'd at me.

That sounds like it could be part of some modernist wedding vows... :-D
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Re: Growing some Calabrian chilies this year
« Reply #66 on: June 01, 2013, 08:09:59 AM »
I have three different verities growing. Here is the first fruit. Unfortunately, it's from the one I would say is the least likely to be what I'm hoping for. Who knows though.

Craig,

What did the photo show how the Calabrian chili peppers looked like from the variety you showed the photo of?  I guess this is another variety of Calabira Hot Peppers that are little and round.  http://www.reimerseeds.com/ciliegia-di-calabria-hot-pepper-italy.aspx  I sure don't know anything about Calabrian chilies though.

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Re: Growing some Calabrian chilies this year
« Reply #67 on: June 01, 2013, 09:07:10 AM »
Craig,

What did the photo show how the Calabrian chili peppers looked like from the variety you showed the photo of?  I guess this is another variety of Calabira Hot Peppers that are little and round.  http://www.reimerseeds.com/ciliegia-di-calabria-hot-pepper-italy.aspx  I sure don't know anything about Calabrian chilies though.

Norma

Long and skinny - longer than I think I really want - maybe 2-3"

I really like the size of the round ones you sent the link to. I'm going to get a pack when they get back in stock for next year.

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Re: Growing some Calabrian chilies this year
« Reply #68 on: June 01, 2013, 09:43:59 AM »
I'm gonna buy my peppers in a jar, I never have any luck growing peppers, last year I had several different kinds and barely got any yield at all. Tutto can grow my Calibrian chili peppers for me!
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Re: Growing some Calabrian chilies this year
« Reply #69 on: June 01, 2013, 10:29:00 AM »
Long and skinny - longer than I think I really want - maybe 2-3"

I really like the size of the round ones you sent the link to. I'm going to get a pack when they get back in stock for next year.

CL

Thanks Craig for telling me what that variety looked like.  I had thought about trying to grow some Calabraian chiles from seeds this year, but thought I would wait until you guys grew them first.

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Re: Growing some Calabrian chilies this year
« Reply #70 on: August 02, 2013, 02:38:40 PM »
Just a note on the discussion in this thread about preserving peppers.  Almost any hot pepper does very well just being frozen whole.   When I harvest all of my peppers at the end of the growing season, I just give them a quick wash, dry them off and then toss them in a good freezer bag and into the freezer.  Then, just pull out however many you need at a time.  I've got some over 2 years old in my freezer that are still just perfect.


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Re: Growing some Calabrian chilies this year
« Reply #71 on: May 10, 2016, 08:57:42 PM »
Old thread, but perhaps you are still watching this, Craig... Since I couldn't find any Calabrian seeds or plants to buy, I just got a bag of dried and germinated some of the seeds... They came up fine although the leaf edges don't always look smooth. How did your plants turn out Craig and how do these compare? These are a couple months from germination. 

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Re: Growing some Calabrian chilies this year
« Reply #72 on: May 10, 2016, 10:21:46 PM »
They look pretty similar. I'll take some pictures this weekend.

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Re: Growing some Calabrian chilies this year
« Reply #73 on: July 06, 2016, 05:11:00 AM »
Living in Australia I have no way of buying Calabrian chillies so I ended up buying some chilli seeds and growing some of my own.
Turns out they are Red Cayenne and they have been quite enjoyable, perfect heat level.  I've had maybe 20 chillies from it.

The problem is we are now into winter and there are half a dozen big chillies which are only half ripe.
Some tips are green, overall colour on some are purple (not yet red) and they don't appear to be ripening any further with winter here now.

Just wondering if I should just harvest them all and prune the bush right back for wintering?  Can I use them still even if not completely ripe?

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