|An early Xmas tree
||[ Tuesday, 09 Nov 10 | 17:12 ]
I haven’t bought an Xmas tree for at least 20 years. And this year will be no exception. Besides, I have a “natural” Xmas tree thanks to my campanilla plant. This is the second year for this plant. During the three-month “winter” last year, it was just a green stick with no leaves. I was surprised to see lots of leaves sprout last Spring. Later there were flowers and plenty of “fruit”. And now that all the pimientos are ripe and many leaves are gone, it looks like an Xmas tree complete with red decorations.
Arbol de campanilla
Bell-shaped pimiento “tree”
Photographer’s note: EXIF data intact. Auto-white balance used.
After I took this shot, I collected about 40 of the peppers. I don’t think that it was even half of them. I’ve already used a number in nachos and pasta sauce. They aren’t as picante (hot) as my guindillas (chiles).
If this plant survives another winter and continues to grow, I am going to have to move it again to a larger pot.