What a wonderful surprise! When I got home, I found my hot peppers in bloom and covered in fruit. I’m so excited about my winter harvest, I can’t hardly wait for the peppers to turn red, at which time I will post more pictures.
These plants sprouted from the seeds of dried “Hapones” chile peppers that I bought from the grocery store to cook with. The seeds have close to 100% germination rate, and I had a lot of plants, but never fruit. I don’t know exactly what conditions occurred inside the house that determined them to bear fruit. If you have a chance, check out the Hapones chile plants, they are remarkably decorative and as this experiment shows, make wonderful house plants too.