Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Black for Danger?



I am growing two varieties of chili this year. One is a 5 inch long, medium hot, carrot-shape-ish, chili which I am already using (very nice). The other is the above; a small, black, dangerous-looking, evil baby.

I don't remember actually buying this variety, in fact I'm sure it was supposed to have been a small, roundish, hot, RED chili.

The soil is very dry here, and these black chilies are now drooping. A week or so ago they were all pointing skywards.

Does anyone grow these? Are they as dangerous as they appear? Do they stay black? I haven't dared use one yet, I suppose I could try the 'taste test'.

All answers greatly appreciated.



16 comments:

  1. Not long back from my morning walk with the dogs. I counted 8 drops of rain, and we're promised more during the week. I hope it arrives.

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  2. It can be the Hungarian black chilli , that chilli is not so hot like other chilli or the tasmanian black chilli which is very good and not dangerouse at all.

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  3. Go on - be a devil and try one!

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    1. I suppose I'll have to soon. If you don't hear from me.......

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  4. They are black then red, wait.
    It is raining here.

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    1. Is that guaranteed? They do really turn red?

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  5. I Googled it, Cro. Rachel is correct - they should turn red in a few days.

    Either that, or you'll spontaneously combust on trial day! :)

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    1. Strange, but I'm happier with red; black looks menacing.

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  6. I am told that when I was a child in diapers I walked outside and stuffed my face with some red little candy looking things from a large bush in our front yard. I cried for 3 days straight due to the burning at both ends resulting from the capsaicin overdose. I likely caused permanent damage, and to this day can't stand any sort of chilli peppers. There is a reason plants develop these toxins, they are telling you "don't eat me".

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    1. Well, I love chilies; not wildly hot, but with punch. I can think of few things that I enjoy more than a good hot curry.

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    2. I love chilli pickle but it is difficult to get, it is usually mixed with limes and not the same thing.

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  7. Red chillies are hot enough for me Cro - daren't try those wicked looking black ones!

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  8. Got red ones and orange ones and green ones, but never seen black ones. I'd be a bit wary of those as well, I think.

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