I’ve been looking at one of my pepper plants for a while now, wondering why the fruit refused to grow. The plant has been nibbled by aphids – the lemon peel insecticide didn’t work and I kept picking the aphids off instead – so I did consider the possibility that this was the cause.
Then I picked some of the peppers and put them in a salad. I wouldn’t say they were particularly hot but there was a definite kick that you don’t get with sweet peppers.
So, I’m wondering if they are cayenne peppers, as these are the only ones I sowed (but thought they had all died as seedlings), apart from the sweet variety. Or the packet of seeds I bought had the wrong label on it.
Either way, I now wonder what the other, as yet untested, plants will yield. And I am pleased to have this pleasant surprise.