It took more than a month from the time this pepper was fully grown for it to turn from green to orange. Every day I thought I'd end the wait and harvest it early. Somehow I held off.
Bryn, Nusia and I had a celebratory predinner tasting moments after cutting it off the plant this evening. It was worth the wait.
The Purple Beauty variety we planted also grows quite an attractive fruit but it doesn't taste anywhere near as good as this one.
Over the past couple of months I posted some pictures and words about the Russian Mammoth sunflowers we've been growing here, and now their life cycles have reached a new stage. Over. At least until their seeds give rise to another generation next spring.
In the meantime I was curious about their root structure, since the plants grow so big and tall. Here's what I found.