These two are "Hot Portugal", the first type to ripen. I have had five ripe fruits from this one so far. This year I have not fed my chillies very much. Last year I gave them regular doses of 'Tomorite' tomato feed but I felt that they put on too much lush growth at the expense of fruit - and the fruits did not have a lot of heat. However, my plan to also give them less to drink this year has been thwarted by the weather...
None of the plants have grown very tall. The tallest is about two feet / 60cm, which is considerably less than last year. The bamboo canes I provided for them have turned out to be largely unnecessary.
This one looks a bit camera-shy!
These are my "Turkey" chillies. The plants have gone very bushy. The one on the right in the recycled chicken manure tub is the most vigorous of all my chilli plants this year. Its sibling (at left of this photo) is a bit smaller.
They now have dozens (hundreds?) of fruits forming.
None of the fruits have ripened yet. Will they make it to maturity before the Autumn sets in? They were probably expecting temperatures of 40C+ like their parents had...
Seeing them develop I now think they look uncommonly like the ones that were regularly served at Breakfast in the hotel where we stayed on our holiday last year. I wonder why?? [The hotel was Bordubet, close to Marmaris in Turkey].