The Cheryl Chilli

As regular readers of this Blog will know I’ve got a chilli plant at work that I overwintered there. It started to give me pods, but they’re unlike any other chilli I know, so, I’ve decided it claim it as my own and I’ve named it the Cheryl chilli.

Yes, I know. I can’t just “claim and name” a chilli. This is just for fun and nothing else. I can’t keep calling it “My chilli plant at work chilli” after all.

Well, I could but I don’t want to do. It’s a mouthful, it’s quite long to type and it’ll mean I’m forever explaining why I call it that to anyone that doesn’t read my blog. Also, probably quite a few times to those that do.

I do know the science involved in making your own chilli and I didn’t follow any of that; I just planted seeds from a Bhut Jolokia I bought in a farm shop. So, there 😛

Anyway. Now that we’ve got that out of the way, on to the main event!

So, ladies and gentlemen, without further ado I present… The Cheryl Chilli, in all her glory.

The Cheryl Chilli

Ta-Da! Beautiful, isn’t she?

Why “Cheryl” I hear you ask? It’s named after my wife (awwwww) who is a blonde, which fits the colour, and, it’s sweet at the bottom and hot at the top. I’ll let you work that part out for yourself 😉

I’m quite surprised it’s not got a lot of heat to be honest with the seeds coming from a Bhut Jolokia and all. I’ve no clue what it’s been crossed with, it could be a Bell Pepper for all I know 😉

The plant itself is giving me two different types of pods.

Cheryl Chilli Pods

I’m told this is common on an unstable chilli plant, so that doesn’t concern me at all.

What I am going to do is save the seeds from the triangular shaped pods to see if I can stabilise it at all and get the shapes of them consistent. Well, as consistent as they ever are at least.

And there we have it. In years to come when your all growing and eating them you’ll be able to come back here and find it’s origins.

Which, are, well. Mostly accidental and all done for a bit of fun!

Be interesting to see what happens with the seeds next year and that my friends, is what it’s all about.

Plus, it gives me something to write about when my other plants aren’t really doing much due to the bad weather… 😉

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