Earliest Red Peppers
I was looking back on Bonnie's "Peppers '12" thread and noted that her first ripe pepper was 7/21. Well shucks . . . only a little over 5 weeks later:
They do it for me every year! Oh, I've had jalapeno for a couple of weeks and both the bells & Italian Sweets have been harvested and enjoyed. Yummy, too! It was the little sweet Fushimi that were the very first to be harvested. But, the Super Chili are the first peppers that have matured to red.
Looking back on that thread I can see where I intended to use restraint in setting the plants out this spring. They were sad-looking things from inadequate light indoors for so long. I didn't need much restraint since we had so many weeks with frost in the forecast.
Once into the open garden they still had a real tuff time of it - more so that usual. The coolness and wind are no friends to peppers.
Today, the Thai Hots are just covered in blooms. Maybe the thought finally occurred to them that they could go ahead and fruit . . . remarkably, they are some of the better looking plants but, they are little things no matter what.
All the heat we've had here came kind of late for the peppers. Still, they have made as much use of it as they could.