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Hey all, Last year I transplanted most of my chilli plants into new garden beds and I had a whole bunch of new plants shoot up on their own.
Anyway they're going gangbusters now but I'm not 100 percent sure what these ones are, they're not ripe yet but I would assume they are bishops crowns, however I don't believe I ever planted any bishops crowns in the first place which is why I'm a little confused.
The closest looking variety to these I have growing at the moment is a scotch bonnet plant, which took a beating over Winter so I don't think it'll produce this year, however the leaves on the plant are darker and look look quite different, any thoughts or suggestions on what these are would be greatly appreciated.
 
Thanks in advance.
 
 

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brenny86 said:
Hey all, Last year I transplanted most of my chilli plants into new garden beds and I had a whole bunch of new plants shoot up on their own.
Anyway they're going gangbusters now but I'm not 100 percent sure what these ones are, they're not ripe yet but I would assume they are bishops crowns, however I don't believe I ever planted any bishops crowns in the first place which is why I'm a little confused.
The closest looking variety to these I have growing at the moment is a scotch bonnet plant, which took a beating over Winter so I don't think it'll produce this year, however the leaves on the plant are darker and look look quite different, any thoughts or suggestions on what these are would be greatly appreciated.
 
Thanks in advance.
 
 
I vote bishops crown too.  I had them show up one year when I thought I was growing a habanero.  I had to cut the plant back because it did so well.  The flavor doesn't do much for me, but they certainly were prolific. 
 
Thanks for the responses, when searching on google images for brazilian starfish I noticed a most of them had more of a pumpkin shape on the top and looked a bit different, on the other hand I did see a number of them that looked very similar so I guess I'll have to wait for some of them for them to ripen to get a better idea of what they are. I would assume they will ripen red, but the yellow ones looked pretty cool also so I'd be happy with them.
 
It appears to be some kind of baccatum. Bishop's Crown seems like a good possibility, but other baccatum varieties can also have similar bell-shaped pods. I don't think it is a Brazilian Starfish, as those should have more flattened, disc-like pods, not bell-shaped ones as in your first photo. If you can remember what baccatums you grew last season, it could help to narrow your list of suspects.
 
Just for reference, this is what the pods on my Starfish plant look like:
 
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Now that I think of it, I did plant a couple of seedlings upon my last transplant (I thought they were all seeds from my plants, maybe this wasn't the case) that I had growing in a smaller planter box. I also had a seedling growing that I purchased in March last year that was supposed to be a jalepeno but I thought it died, I suppose it's always possibility that it wasn't jalepeno at all and it spread.
 
I now have 5 or 6 of these plants growing, 2 quite large producing heaps of fruit, the rest smaller but flowering and look to be just about to produce, I have a couple of other smaller plants spring up too but the leaves look quite different and they haven't started flowering yet so not sure what they are.
 
brenny86 said:
Now that I think of it, I did plant a couple of seedlings upon my last transplant (I thought they were all seeds from my plants, maybe this wasn't the case) that I had growing in a smaller planter box. I also had a seedling growing that I purchased in March last year that was supposed to be a jalepeno but I thought it died, I suppose it's always possibility that it wasn't jalepeno at all and it spread.
 
I now have 5 or 6 of these plants growing, 2 quite large producing heaps of fruit, the rest smaller but flowering and look to be just about to produce, I have a couple of other smaller plants spring up too but the leaves look quite different and they haven't started flowering yet so not sure what they are.
 
I am sure you can find some nice use for those not so hot chilis, eat plenty of them in a top of cheese bread and maybe make some salads out of them after removing most of the seeds and the white part. They are part of the Baccatum species, so they just cant taste too bad.
 
Make a lot of canned salsa or even some fresh salsa out of them and eat it with some corn nachos or similar stuff.
 
Chilidude said:
Make a lot of canned salsa or even some fresh salsa out of them and eat it with some corn nachos or similar stuff.
 
Don't worry I won't let them go to waste! At this rate it looks like I'll have a lot of salsa and chutney. I have read that these are really good stuffed also, I'll definitely be trying some of these stuffed with feta, garlic and olive oil.
 
brenny86 said:
 
Don't worry I won't let them go to waste! At this rate it looks like I'll have a lot of salsa and chutney. I have read that these are really good stuffed also, I'll definitely be trying some of these stuffed with feta, garlic and olive oil.
 
Try stuffing them with chopped bacon with some of that melty processed cheese, then put them in a grill.. :drooling:
 
Definitely Bishop's Crown. This was my favorite variety last year. Semi-sweet apple flavor with a quick mild burst of heat. Great snack pepper. I tried stuffing them but wasnt impressed. Makes an excellent jelly.
 
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