In time for Halloween?

Not normally associated with Halloween the aptly named Ghost Pepper is thriving and at last ripening in Havenwood Garden. WARNING! It is not a common garden pepper.

The ghost pepper,[2][3] also known as bhut jolokia (which literally means ghost chili in Assamese[4]), is an interspecific hybrid chili pepper cultivated in Northeast India.[5][6] It is a hybrid of Capsicum chinense and Capsicum frutescens and is closely related to the Naga Morich.[7]

In 2007, Guinness World Records certified that the ghost pepper was the world’s hottest chili pepper, 400 times hotter than Tabasco sauce. The ghost chili is rated at more than one million Scoville Heat Units (SHUs). However, in the race to grow the hottest pepper, the ghost chili was superseded by the Trinidad Scorpion Butch T pepper in 2011 and Carolina Reaper in 2013.[8] (Wikipedia)

So it is not the hottest in the world in 2020, but please do not touch it and certainly do not eat it. It is the same plot as the one pumpkin in the garden which IS in time for Halloween:-)

Don’s Tower of Beans

If you haven’t seen it yet, Don’s tower of scarlet runner beans has reached over 11 feet, according to unnamed sources. The beauty of this plant is that, picking peas is so simple with really easy access and it looks like the crop of beans is endless.

This species originated from the mountains of Central America. It was most likely cultivated in the highlands of Mexico and Guatemala around 2000 BC.[6] Most varieties have red flowers and multicolored seeds (though some have white flowers and white seeds), and they are often grown as ornamental plants. The vine can grow to 3 m (9 ft) or more in length.[7] (Wikipedia)

When asked to comment on the beans, Havenwood Harry, the local stag, replied ” I haven’t tried them yet, but I have heard great things about them, and plan to try some soon.”