Can the hotness of the chilli be enhanced by nurture?
Warwickshire, United Kingdom
This summer I grew a chilli plant from a potted specimen bought at a garden centre. I repotted it and grew it in my conservatory. I got some large fruits which turned from green to red. The plant is still healthy, although I imagine it will fade now it's getting cold and dark.
The thing is, I tried to cook with the fruit, and it's disappointingly mild. For future reference, is the hotness of the chilli something that can be enhanced by nurture? Or is it primarily to do with the variety?
On plant Capsicum
- 21 Nov, 2007