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harvesting chillies

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  1. steevjp

    steevjp Gardener

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    Hi

    I have a Zimbabwe Black and a Scotch Bonnet growing on our balcony. The Scotch bonnet has about 6 chillies on it although they are fairly small and green. The Zimbabwe Black has a couple red chillies but the majority are black. The ones that are red are very small.

    How do I know when i can start to harvest/use these chillies?
     
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    steevjp Gardener

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    Is this the wrong forum for this question?
     
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    pete Growing a bit of this and a bit of that....

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    Hi, the Chilli thread, you might get a better response.
    CHILLIES 2020

    Personally I think you just pick them when they change colour from green, ie ripe.
     
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    didnt see that one, :( noted though... ill repost there jsut to get a difinitive
     
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      Just try one and see. I think they start as mild then get hotter as they ripen.
       
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      they are quite small at the moment, i was hoping they would "fill out" a little
       
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      pete Growing a bit of this and a bit of that....

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      They won't get any bigger once they ripen.
       
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