This week I have harvested what will probably be the last chilli fruits of the year:
This is a mixture of three types - the long "Pinocchio's Nose", the short fat ones that I nicknamed "Medium Long", and just one of the round "Cherry Bomb" (top left).
The Pinocchio's Nose plant is in the garage now, and the fruits had been ripening very slowly, so I cut them and brought them inside. Within 48 hours they went almost completely red, and the tips have now begun to shrivel.
The biggest of this batch is probably the longest chilli I have ever grown. With the ruler against it you can see that it is approximately 7" / 18cm, if you don't count the stalk. On the seed packet it said "...may grow up to 25cm in length", so I think 18cm is a fairly good result.
The only other thing I have harvested this week is some Curly Endive. We ate this with a shallot vinaigrette as an accompaniment to roast Rack of Lamb with Gratin Dauphinoise - which is an old favourite combination of ours
The intricate shape of the Endive leaves lends itself to a bit of creative photo-editing. This one has had a red tint applied, along with the "Neon" effect. I think it makes a very dramatic composition. I'd love to have a 6-foot square copy of this on my wall, wouldn't you?