It quickly grew tall, but its leaves are very big, and therefore very susceptible to wind damage. Most of them have been ripped off. However, at the top of the plant several new shoots have formed.
I am also hopeful that new shoots will appear in the leaf axils where the big leaves used to be.
This "Ring of Fire" plant was looking very sorry for itself, with many of its first leaves having been more or less totally destroyed by aphid damage, but new shoots are appearing, and even some flower buds.
This one is "Aji Limon". It was sowed much later than most of the others (when "Lemon Drop" which I had intended to grow instead, failed to germinate), so it escaped the early aphid infestations. It looks healthy enough, but it is still very small and may struggle to reach maturity before Autumn comes. "Aji Limon" is a late-fruiting variety at the best of times.
The "Aji Limon" that I overwintered has teetered on the brink of extinction for months but is still alive. From a distance it looks pretty awful. The main stem died, and the other shoots lost most of their leaves.
A closer look however reveals some new shoots appearing though, from low down on the plant, so it obviously hasn't given up yet.
This is "Caribbean Antillais", with the big older leaves looking very tatty, but putting on some new growth at the growing point.
This "Puma" is looking more enthusiastic than before. Again, it's still tiny, and the old leaves are scarred and full of holes, but new foliage is appearing. And what handsome foliage it is too, bright green edged with purple / black!
This is "Bolivian Rainbow", hardly impressive at present, but at least showing a bit of promise. It too has some flower buds.
A couple of weeks ago I was despondent and I really though my chillis would be a washout this year, but I feel a bit more positive about them now. And of course I now have this to look forward to...