Saturday, 3 May 2014

Day 123 of 365 days in the community garden

Rocoto chilli (Capsicum pubescens) - one of the hottest chillies ever. This chilli bush is noteworthy because it can withstand cooler temperatures than other chillies (although it is sensitive to frost) and it can live for up to 15 years, growing in to a 4m wide bush. Interestingly the seeds are black and numerous. This is a great chilli to grow due to its fast growth habit and tolerance to cold - but you'll have to be careful when you eat them as they are super hot! (If you'd like to read more about this plant, have a look at this article from the Missouri Botanical Garden Bulletin:

"To see a world in a grain of sand, And a heaven in a wild flower,Hold infinity in the palm of your hand, An eternity in an hour."William Blake

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