[CH] developing heat

Andie Paysinger (asenji@earthlink.net)
Sat, 18 Apr 1998 06:22:41 +0000

I had a chat late last night with a friend  who lives up in the
"Motherlode" country.  He overwintered two potted  chile plants (unknown
variety)  in a corner near his fireplace insead of in a back bedroom as
he has done in the past.   He reports that the plants apparently like
the hot dry conditions because the peppers that developed and ripened
were the hottest he has ever gotten off these plants which are now four
years old.   This  seems to go along with the theory that  hot,dry
conditions produce hotter peppers.   I know the peppers I have grown in
the part of my yard which gets the most sun and least water are
consistantly hotter than the same varieties grown in "easier" conditons.

Andie Paysinger & the PENDRAGON Basenjis,Teafer,Cheesy,Singer & Player
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patient, in the face of a basenji, be prudent, be canny, be on your