Chilli Plants Overwintering ?

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    I have grown a few Cherry Bomb Chilli plants in containers this year - very pleased with them :dbgrtmb: Is it possible to overwinter them in an unheated potting shed , if I trim them back and insulate the pot and plant well?

    Also I mistakenly froze all my Chilli crop a couple of weeks ago . If I thawed a couple out would the seeds still be viable for sowing next year ?
     
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    Hi Harry,

    Wouldn't fancy its chances if it gets as cold as last year. I overwinter mine on the window sill.

    Seeds will probably be good, in fact they'll think winter is over & will be chomping at the bit.
     
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      Sorry Ziggy , thought I had replied to this one ! Thanks for the advice, the Cherry Bomb is a Capsicum annuum , and all the Chilli sites seem to say they are difficult to overwinter - also windowsill space is at an absolute premium in my place until April. So I will green bin it and try some Hungarian hot wax Chillis next year :thumbsup:
      If anyone wants a definitive list of Chilli plants try the link below - over 3000 varieties ! :happydance:Some don't even have names just numbers :rolleyespink:

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