Sunday, 30 August 2015

Malagueta (middle size)


End of August, and I'm starting to think about the next steps for my plants. It won't get any warmer this year, and if I want to keep some over the winter, I need to move them indoors really soon.

This one is weird. The seeds that I used were over 10 years old, so I didn't have any expectations really. But the plant looked OK, and it produced flowers. The flowers were pollinated, but the pods never started to grow.

Here is a closer look.You can clearly see that the flowers have dropped, and that there is like a small fruit there. Just that it doesn't grow.

More pictures here =>
I realize I grew it in 2002, and it didn't produce any pods then. So the seeds are probably from 2001.

I've never seen anything like this. I think the explanation is that the seeds were old. But it would be interesting to hear about your experiences.

Hot regards,


  1. Knasigt, aldrig sett detta förut. Kanske en mutation eller hybrid som aldrig ger riktiga frukter - eller så beror det på kylan i juli?

    1. Hej Patrik! Ja, visst är det mysko. Jag tror inte att det är kylan. Såg på gamla bilder från 2002 att det inte blev några frukter. Frukterna köpte jag på en marknad i Salvador 2001, men nu kastar jag fröerna :-) Ha det gott!