[CH] Are chiles an annual plant?

Fri, 20 Mar 1998 09:21:00 +1000

Hi all

I noted that several of you have referred to taking your chilies in for
winter and them growing on the next spring.

I thought that chilies were annual plants requiring new plantings of seeds
each year.

If they are in effect perennial, is there any secret to keeping them going
over winter, other than to keep them a little warmer and giving them some

The area I'm growing chiles in drops to average winter daytime temps of
around 10-12 celsius and 3-4 overnight.  Daylight hours drop to 6-8 hrs.