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Post by Chilli-head on 1st February 2018, 4:55 pm

Oops. Forgot to explain, I put them in. They are ... a Chilli !  Mild, large Mexican type:



The brown ones here.  Maybe 3" long or so. They give a nice, rusty colour to a chilli or stew, without much heat.

[The others in the bowl are Jamaica yellow - the odd shaped ones, Jalapeno and Aji Lemon Drop. Bowl is sycamore, about 8" round, turned by my friend Jim !]

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Post by Dandelion on 4th February 2018, 2:44 pm

Sorry - I dropped out of circulation a bit when the flu struck. I went back to work for three days last week, so I'm on the mend. Thank you for sorting out the seed pack xxx

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Post by Chilli-head on 5th February 2018, 12:58 pm

That's OK DL - we muddled through Very Happy
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Post by Chilli-head on 5th February 2018, 12:59 pm

Anyone going to brave growing the Mulato's then ? I can recommend them if you like a Mexican mole.
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Post by freebird on 5th February 2018, 4:59 pm

I was going to give them a try, CH, but now you've made me wonder by asking if anyone is going to brave growing them! Definitely don't want blast-my-head-off chillies.
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Post by Chilli-head on 5th February 2018, 5:27 pm

Don't be too worried.  On the Scoville scale of chilli heat, Mulato is 2000-3000, so a bit hotter than Ancho, but not as hot as Jalapeno, and definitely not Cayenne, Birds eye etc. I would probably not notice the heat of one of them in a dish for us 3.



I would approach with caution the ones above the 100,000. Red Savina is quite hot enough for most of us Those above 1000000 are more to do with bravado than culinary value.
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Post by FloBear on 14th February 2018, 5:15 pm

I have been thinking about requesting a 'go' on the seed swap but wonder if I've left it too late now. If so, not to worry.
I haven't got much to offer at the moment but I'll see if I can get better at collecting seed in the coming season.
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Post by freebird on 14th February 2018, 6:01 pm

I think not FloBear as I still have the package. Just finished with it now. Need to check with Dandelion that I was last on the list, so I may be able to pass it straight on to you.
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Post by FloBear on 14th February 2018, 8:21 pm

Brilliant, thanks Freebird. If it's a go-er I'll pm you my address.
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Post by freebird on 15th February 2018, 10:27 am

I've not heard back from Dandelion yet, but PM me your address anyway. I'm pretty sure there is no one else to come.
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Post by Chilli-head on 15th February 2018, 11:11 am

I'm pretty sure it has been round the usual suspects Dandelion -> Ploshkin -> Me -> Freebird, so I'd assume it's ok to go to FloBear - it can always visit anyone we've forgotten afterwards on its way back to DL.

Glad to have you join in FloBear Very Happy
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Post by FloBear on 15th February 2018, 2:15 pm

Thanks, Freebird and CH.
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Post by freebird on 16th February 2018, 7:24 am

Dandelion has given the all clear, so hopefully FloBear, you will have the package tomorrow or Monday. Don't do what I did - forgot it was coming so when it did, wondered what it was. Opened it not very carefully and all the packaging ripped , seed packs all over the floor.
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Post by FloBear on 16th February 2018, 8:48 am

Useful advice, thanks freebird.
I shall look forward to its arrival.
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Post by FloBear on 19th February 2018, 12:59 pm

Seed packet has just arrived. Have had a little look through - now need to make some decisions!
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Post by Dandelion on 21st February 2018, 11:41 am

No hurry - you're the last person (unless anyone else would like to be included...)

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Post by FloBear on 21st February 2018, 11:44 am

Thanks, Dandelion.
Perhaps you'd kindly pm your address so I can send it back in due course.
(And I can have a little green envelope at the top of the page Laughing )
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Post by FloBear on 9th March 2018, 12:50 pm

I have finally managed to take the seed swap envelope to the PO so it will be winging its way back to Dandelion.
Sorry to say I had almost nothing to contribute as most of my seeds are very old or packets nibbled. I will aim to do better in future Embarassed
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Post by Dandelion on 13th March 2018, 4:26 pm

The seeds are back with me - the swap is over for another year. Now all we have to do is grow them!!

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Post by Ploshkin on 14th March 2018, 7:00 pm

My Rose de Berne tomatoes from the swap have germinated.
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Post by Chilli-head on 14th March 2018, 7:21 pm

I don't think it was me that put those in, but they are a nice tomato, I think.

I have a couple of bloody butcher tomatoes germinated. Most of the tomatoes are up now, so I should have some spare to share with Dad if he doesn't get his own sown.
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Post by FloBear on 15th March 2018, 3:56 pm

Almost half of the Cosmos seeds I had from the swap have germinated :-)
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