I have spent a lovely afternoon visiting a Chilli Plant.
I have never been very adventurous as far as cooking with chilli is concerned.
This may change!
Today I saw the vast variety of plants in this species.
They vary from mild to lemon flavoured through to hot.
Colours also vary from green to yellow, orange and purple.
Varities include Fajita, Haberneros, jalapeno and macho.
The “hotness” of a chilli is measured on the Scoville scale.
In 1912 Wilbur Scoville developed his now famous method to chart the comparative heat of different chillis.
Bell Pepper is 0 units
Jalapenois 2,500-5,500 units
Pure Capsaicin is 16,000,000 units.
Hydroponics is used to grow some plants.
Water with a feed is used with Growstones.
For more fun why not visit the Chilli , beer and artisan festival at Chillibobs ,Rolleston . NG235SJ on July 11th-12th . 2015.