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Saturday, February 20, 2010

White chili

the white chili
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The white chili
They never become green or red.

  


An attempt at growing white chili is quite interesting. We have been so used to growing ordinary little chili or cili padi which will eventually turn from green to red.  

But these are different. They are white... or rather greenish white, and they will never turn green or red. Two plants in pots and two on vegetable bed. These are their first array of fruits. Just for fun, I looked for scientific name of chili. It says Capsicum annuum.

~bangchik

21 comments:

  1. Lovely...very very pretty..a nice artsy shot! Growing chili is always so intersting!! Love them..gotta have them!Have a great wkd!
    Kiki~

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  2. That is so interesting. I did not know there was such a thing as white chilis. We do have a lot of red and green ones though...

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  3. I've grown lots of red and green chillies very successfully, but had never heard of white chillies until now!
    Let us know how they get on - and what you cook with them!
    Have a great weekend :)

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  4. Dear Bangchik, In Hungary, where I spend time in my apartment in Budapest, the white Capsicum is not uncommon. Indeed, they form an essential ingredient in much of the cooking. With tomatoes, the white chili is combined to make Lésco, which is absolutely delicious.

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  5. They are cool looking peppers. Have you eaten any yet? Are they good and hot?

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  6. cool. Do you eat them? Are the milder or hotter than red chilis?

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  7. Strange huh... does it taste as hot as those red ones?

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  8. I've only seen green and red ones before, never white. It will be interesting to know how they taste in comparison.

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  9. First to know that a chilly won't turn into red.

    It will never get old by then.

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  10. Thanks friends for your visits and comments.

    So, whether it is as hot as the green/red,... seems to be the most popular question in your comments. Some just know about white chili existence for the first time...

    To begin with, white chili doesn't look commercial and attractive. Therefore we seldom find white chili at the market. Most are home grown and end up in the kitchen of gardeners.

    As kids, I don't think I came across the white chili... only much later, when both of us visited nurseries, flower/vegetable plants show and pasar tani. It has been around for about 20 years thereabout in Malaysia.

    How do I start planting these white chili?. I took a couple of ripe white chili at Mother in Law's garden, took out the seeds and germinated them here in Putrajaya.

    It is just as hot as the little red chili or cili padi. This chili just wish to be different I think, refusing to show their true age by not turning to green and red. Women do use facelift and makeup to look good and "stay young"...(and men?)

    have a great weekend everyone.
    Cheers...,
    ~bangchik
    Putrajaya, Malaysia.

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  11. It's fun to try something new :)

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  12. Beautiful pictures. I love trying new vegetables too. Will you use the chilis in recipes or are they ornamental?

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  13. So are they hot or mild? Sure are pretty.

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  14. interesting, I don't remember seeing a white chilli. Right now, I have a pale gree chilli, but I bet it will turn red.

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  15. Marie> .. Its really fun to grow new thing. The anticipation of what's coming is really great with new plants. Experiential learning!

    Jeanne>.. Kakdah (my other half) has used them for cooking... as hot as other chili.

    Janet> .. They are hot... not very very hot, definitely not mild.

    Ann> .. Ours never turn red!

    ~bangchik

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  16. Haha, i love it when you posted chile instead of ornamentals. I remember the ornamental peppers with different colors, even violet as they ripen. We also have that white one.

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  17. Andrea ... they remains chili even when the colour is white, purple or blue.. but they serve equally well as ornamental. ~bangchik

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  18. Those are cute, I wonder if they are really hot?

    Jen

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  19. Muddy Boot Dreams ... not too hot.., tolerable. ~ bangchik

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  20. in Sabah, this white chilli is very popular among kadazan dusun ethnic delicacies. one common dish is cooking this chilli with salted fish..just like preparing a vegetable dishes. and its really bring out the Hotness!!

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