By far, my best chile this summer is a cayenne plant given to me by Amelia. It has been producing bright red spicy chiles for a couple weeks now. I’m looking forward to saving seeds from this plant, as Amelia did, and growing them again next year.
Of course, one of the reasons this plant did so well is that it got the front seat in my chile pots. The plants towards the back have had to compete with pumpkin, gourd, sunflower and dahlia leaves. Not so easy. And considering all the clouds and rain… I’m just glad to be enjoying some red hot chiles now.
The second best chile in my garden this year is are Anaheim. The yellow and purple bell’s are coming along still. Poblano’s had some trouble under the pumpkin leaves.
This week, we have enjoyed cayenne and Anaheims chopped and sauteed in chicken wings and local calamari. Yum! The flavor is super.