Well...the answer to this question will depend upon whether I plan to grow my plants indoors or outside. I generally grow my chilies indoors using artificial lighting and then when the sun is getting stronger and the greenhouse is warm I transfer them all out into the greenhouse. When using artificial light I can start seeds when I like. But usually I start on Valentine’s Day. In December and January I dream and plan of all my hot stuff and order seeds and in February it is time to sow. It is a bit early but chilies do take time to mature, most varieties takes more than 6 months to grow fully and set fruit. I harvest chilies well into the month of October or perhaps I should more accurate say until the frost gets them.
Hot Portugal Pepper
Joe’s Round Hot Chili
Miniature Chocolate Bell
Chili Pepper ‘Bangkok market’
A chili I found in Thailand, beautiful, ornamental and culinary chili pepper with 2 1/2inches long finger shaped fruit. 85 sunny days from transplanting and then it is ready.
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A few words about
Species of chili peppers (Domesticated):
which includes many common varieties such as Bell peppers, Cayenne, Jalapeños, Serrano, Poblano (Ancho), Hungarian Wax and the Chiltepin (Mother of all Chilies). Poblano is a chili I always grow, it is my numero uno!
Annuum meaning 'annual' is actually an incorrect designation given that Chiles are perennials under suitable growing conditions.