Could anyone recommend chilli with good texture and medium heat?
hoeglory Posts: 69
in Fruit & veg
I have been growing chilli for a couple of years and found some chilli, at the end of harvest, not fit to eat at all, all skin and seeds. Perhaps it was my fault for I tend to buy chillies with good looks.
Is there a chilli out there that is not too hot and have some fleshy texture to enjoy?
I grow several varieties each year, but I always grow Jalapenos. For me they have the best balance of heat and flavour, and quite fleshy too
Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
Don't keep the chillies on the plant too long, only when they're just ripe. If it's too hot don't put so much in.
Grow purple jalapenos, they're great!
They're not too hot, fleshy and in the autumn, you can smoke them over oak chips (very easy, you can even do this in a BBQ), and they become Chipotle chillis.
You can then easily make jars of Chipotle en adobe, which taste incredible and you can give as gifts.
I've never managed to over-winter them though, so you need to collect some seeds to re-sow each year.
I got my seeds from the south devon chilli farm: https://www.southdevonchillifarm.co.uk/
Below are some photos early in the season (you wouldn't pick them yet as they get much bigger).
They go from green, to purple, to red (they you pick).
hi hoglory the word you said was nice and not so hot I grow medina chillis they are 80 000 to 150000scho///// they are nice when left to grow long and bright red hope it helps as the above says there is a lot depends what you want Michael
thanks for all the suggestion, someone also told me to give serrano a try, for they are the most popular chilli used in pizza places. Time to sow chilli soon?
I'd still give Purple Jalapeno a go if you're looking for a non-hot fleshy chilli, although serrano are nice.
I start sowing them in late February indoors/somewhere warm.
Jalapeños are my recommendation too, loads of flavour with a nice kick, my wife loves them as well. Also numex are good, a nice chilli flavour with some medium heat, little hotter than jalapeños though.