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288 days ago

First Pick

Geoff from Ajis Chillies

After a very ordinary summer, we finally get our first 'pick' of Aji Chombo chillies. Tried one raw. Very nice taste with what I would call a mild burn. Plant is still full of more of these little beauties. Hopefully the weather holds and the rest of my 18 varieties and 60 plus plants can…View moreAfter a very ordinary summer, we finally get our first 'pick' of Aji Chombo chillies. Tried one raw. Very nice taste with what I would call a mild burn. Plant is still full of more of these little beauties. Hopefully the weather holds and the rest of my 18 varieties and 60 plus plants can ripen.

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306 days ago

Lines on your Chillies a concern?

Geoff from Ajis Chillies

Do you have these lines on your chillies (especially Jalapeno) and thought you had to toss them? Don't. This is known as "Corking" and is not a problem. Basically it is just the inside growing quicker than the outside. Sounds odd, but true. In South America these chillies fetch more …View moreDo you have these lines on your chillies (especially Jalapeno) and thought you had to toss them? Don't. This is known as "Corking" and is not a problem. Basically it is just the inside growing quicker than the outside. Sounds odd, but true. In South America these chillies fetch more at markets because of the belief that they are hotter and tastier, although there is no proof of this. The message here is if you have this happening with your chillies, don't throw them out.....they are fine. Enjoy.

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313 days ago

Finally a Ripe Chilli

Geoff from Ajis Chillies

After a warm winter, hopes were high for a bumper season, especially as I have a whole lot of new varieties. Nature is cruel. The wind has not stopped, and the temperature has been well below what is required, but finally a ripe chilli! This is an Aji Camba from Peru. A lovely plant that sees the …View moreAfter a warm winter, hopes were high for a bumper season, especially as I have a whole lot of new varieties. Nature is cruel. The wind has not stopped, and the temperature has been well below what is required, but finally a ripe chilli! This is an Aji Camba from Peru. A lovely plant that sees the |Chillies go from yellow to purple to red when ripe. Don't forget, we are at the Thames Market every first and third Saturday. See you there.

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365 days ago

Thames Christmas Parade

Geoff from Ajis Chillies

Just thought i would show you our set up on Saturday for the Christmas Parade (That lovely plate on the left of the photo was purchased from Outspace Whitianga), and to all the entrants in this years parade, excellent! Best and biggest parade I have seen in the 10 years I have lived here. Well done…View moreJust thought i would show you our set up on Saturday for the Christmas Parade (That lovely plate on the left of the photo was purchased from Outspace Whitianga), and to all the entrants in this years parade, excellent! Best and biggest parade I have seen in the 10 years I have lived here. Well done Totally Thames also for their organising.

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