patzzpatzz Posts: 56

I,m looking for a chilli of medium heat and dwarf, to be grown in green house.


  • Numex Twilight is a great variety and very pretty.

  • I like Chilli Apache it's dwarf chilli that produces good yields on compact plants. I grow in the greenhouse and my patio.  The fruits are approx 7cm long and turn from green to red. They are good for use in many dishes in the kitchen, and have a medium heat. I pick  two or three strong plants after the last fruits have been picked and have good success with overwintering.

    I'll try yours too rogue housewife image 

  • patzzpatzz Posts: 56

    Thank you,roguehousewife and CHERRY4. I,ll try both

  • I tried Prairie Fire, which I think was a dwarf one - quite small, hot fruits but loads of them.  So many, in fact, that I ended up using the glut to make Christmas decorations with dried ones!

  • patzzpatzz Posts: 56

    Thanks Orangeone,another to try i think.

  • Are there any "stir fry type" chilli plants which make good houseplants without attracting aphids or getting sticky leaves?

    Are there any which in addition are ok with central heating 4 the winter?

  • I've just joined this blog and it has given me some good advice; many thanks!

  • Sorry this has nothing to do with chillis. Is it OK to put some plants from my garden wild life pond into my indoor tank which has gold fish?

  • Pondlife? Try pond related forum in this section or go to the wildlife section! Try an aquatics shop/ pet shop with a fish section as they should know.. U need to identify plants 1st I would have thought...
  • Demon Red, White Habanero, Birds Eye, Chinese Fire Tongue amongst others are great. Some are not so dwarf like the Demon Red which is small, grows mini bullet chillies & the taste is awesome. I say these are mild chillies as my pallet handles the other end of the scale like Chocolate Naga Jolokia & this years trial of Trinidad Scorpion which are quite big plants. Good luck with your choice & growing season.



  • TriffidTriffid Posts: 2

    Neil, how are your scorpions coming on? I've got some seeds to try for 2014 image Be interested in a photo if you have time too



  • only 1 survived but I do have some bhut jolokia (chocolate) plus Fatalli going on. Some Shabbu and Aji. Due to no decent greenhouse or lack of space in it, they got a bit of wind burn, but are bouncing back. Will try post some pictures of the progress if possible.image


    Here are a selection of this years crop, started in Feb. Bit slow to grow due to real crap weather but let's see what happens!



  • Zoomer44Zoomer44 Posts: 2,909

    Thanks for the pics Neil I was beginning to lose confidence in my chilli plants, as they are so small but with a bit of heat they're starting to grow.

    I grow chilli's and peppers in a GH amongst other stuff. Peppers are flowering and I've some fruit beginning to develop but they are really behind compared to last year.  

  • Hi Zoomer,

    Shouldn't worry if you're getting fruit, as it depends on the type of plant you're growing. Started to get fruit on my Bell Pepper plant and the more established Bhut Jolokia and Fatalli are showing signs of budding up image

    Been really bad weather here for most plants and from what the old boys on the allotments tell me, we're about one month behind anyway, so some hope for us all.

    See if you can post some pics as it always helps other budding chilli nutsimage

  • Zoomer44Zoomer44 Posts: 2,909

    Hi, things crossed the chillies will start to flower soon.

    I've lost the connexion to my computer for the camera so can't load pics.

  • No worries, if you have problems with pollination, use a small paint brush to do the Bees workimage

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