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October 10th, 2005, 05:04 PM
I have a beautiful thai red chilli plant that I grew from Baker Creek seed. It is loaded with green chillis that will not turn red. Does anyone have any idea how long it is supposed to take for them to ripen ? They have been full sized and green for weeks now. I'm worried its going to frost before they turn red.
October 11th, 2005, 08:20 AM
There is no reason I know of for a pepper to fail to ripen, unless maybe it's gotten too cool. But in my experience cool temps often cause peppers to ripen up even if not full-sized yet. We aren't certain but I'd assume it's a fairly long-season pepper, so it may just need more time. If frost is imminent, I'd bring the plant indoors or protect it somehow. And maybe start earlier next year. Hope this helps.
November 4th, 2005, 10:55 PM
Did you bring the plant indoors yet? If so, there's a chance it will a) survive the winter, b) blossom again and produce more peppers, and c) be transplantable next year.
I moved some hot pepper plants indoors a few years ago, and despite westfacing window, cloudy days, cool indoor temps, no heat/light lamp, they grew and produced blossoms and more peppers over the winter.
My eggplant this year hibernated in our overly hot arid windy summer, came up in September, and got moved indoors in mid-October--so far they are thriving as house plants. Huge leaves, no blossoms yet.
December 11th, 2005, 01:11 PM
Haven't been on the forums for a while to respond. I dug the plant and it is doing wonderfully well in my kitchen window. In fact it has a second crop of ripening peppers right now. Just got the first crop nice and dried and am anxious to use them in a thai dish. I will definitly grow these again next year the plants and peppers are so pretty and productive.
December 11th, 2005, 03:16 PM
A member on my forum asked about his Thai's this year, said they were not hot, I replied to him that that was odd, then, I tried one of mine, from seed I have had for 5 years, they were not hot at all.
There is no link at all from mine to his, and I always isolate plants.
They are lovely plants
January 15th, 2006, 11:07 AM
I've been lurking around for awhile and know this post comes a little late...hmmm!?
Ok...I'm not sure if your Thai peppers are the same as the Thai Hot, but these ones are mature within 45 days from planting. I grew these the first time this last season and was able to get 2 harvests of mature red's. The first harvest was around end of June-beginning July.
The plants did remarkably well long after our first frost right into November while all the other pepper plants killed over in mid September when we got the very 1st light frost.
Do these peppers look like your Thai's?
Here is the 2nd crop beginning to mature as of Oct. 16th
Thai Hot October 16 (http://photobucket.com/albums/a116/Vera_EWASH/?action=view¤t=Thai_Hot_Oct16.jpg)
August 21st, 2006, 12:09 PM
They might be just as delicious as "green". You should email BC and they will either give you another pack or refund your money - they are very good about that.
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