The only chillis I sowed this year were a mixed pack of Mr Fothergill’s “Hotscotch” mix – Scotch Bonnet and Habanero in, supposedly, different colours. The germination was good but the plants have grown sporadically, leaves turning strange colours and deforming (other plants in the same compost showed no similar problems). I’ve never grown these types before and maybe they are just prone to attention-seeking behaviour.
We taught them a lesson by buying in the odd extra plant as we saw them. I’m a bit uncertain of how much variety we’ve wound up with there too, as I now have “Cayenne” but the fruits are not looking very cayenne like; “Cheyenne” which I have grown before and wasn’t impressed by (but these were 50p “death row” plants so I thought I’d give them a chance); Apache, which is was sold my original Cheyenne as a couple of years ago, and Hot Banana, which came from a flower stall in the market and is labelled “sweet pepper”. As expected the first couple of these although picked too young are displaying a touch of heat.