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Jul 10, 2011

Harvesting my black chilis

 Since this year's rainy season ended, my vegetables have been growing and getting mature faster and my black chili is no exception. I wondered if they would have been grown well in my garden since they are so rare kinds of chili produced in the limited areas in Nara prefecture that they would be adopted to the soil and environment of my garden.

 Now I'm very happy that you can see many fruits of my black chili in the photos shown below!
Today I harvested a bunch of my black chili successfully and they still have many flowers and buds so I can expect that they can be productive in a few mouths.



Today's harvest



I call it "Black chili".
But it's not truly black but deep purple.



Today's harvest.
20 black chilies
2 egg plants
1 cucumber

 After harvesting them, I cooked the black chilies with sliced sausages and green beans.



 It's very interesting that my black chilies have turned "green" as they were grilled! I don't know what the mechanism. The taste of black chili is not hot but is like that of okras. Anyway, yummy!


-- from iPad

8 comments:

Charmcitybalconygarden said...

Very interesting! Are these peppers hot or sweet?

Malay-Kadazan girl said...

Taste like okra? I wonder what Mark will think about it. Very nice harvest.

Mark Willis said...

Mark thinks if the chillis taste like Okra they are not to his liking - I hate Okra!
Takaeko, it is great to see that your black chillis have made it to a successful harvest. A very interesting experiment.
Lots of so-called black or purple veg turn green when cooked , such as purple-podded Frech Beans. I'm guessing that your chillis were not very hot if you ate 20 all in one meal.

Bangchik and Kakdah said...

black chili look very much like thin brinjals.... nice. Haven't seen it here..

Why I garden... said...

I like the look of the black chillis! Impressive.

p3chandan said...

My chillies turned black instead of red but they are not your black chillies, I think maybe they are lack of some important nutrients or just turned rotten! Though your black chillies look hot but if they taste like okra, Id prefer the normal chillies!

~Holly~ said...

Hooray for your black chili harvest. Funny how they turned green on the grill!! Weird! It sounds delicious though!

Bom said...

Yummy looking black chili harvest.

I hope the typhoon does not harm you, your family or your garden. Take care.