The early Summer weather (please don't let it be our only Summer) has been amazing for them and they're growing well and toughening up into nice adult plants.
What you can really see is the differences between varieties, there are some very different leaf shapes and textures showing.
Now the reason for the update today other than showing off the different varieties, is that some of my plants have got flower buds on them, I'd estimate flowering by this weekend. It's a couple of the Krakatoa and a couple of the Ring of Fire plants. These are both long thin chilli varieties which have long and slender leaves which are quite small.
Here's a close up from the Krakatoa with a couple of flower buds showing in the middle, as you can see the leaves are like pointed almond shapes, some with a slight heart shape towards the stalk end.
By contrast, the Habanero, Christmas Bell and Trinidad Perfume plants all have very different, much broader leaves. It's worth noting that all these varieties have bell shaped fruit rather than long slender fruit.
Here's an example of the Habanero. This plant has grown a strong thick stalk but is barely 4 inches tall. It has a leaf span of around 8 inches though.
It's my first time growing a Habanero so I didn't really know how much space they'd need, more than I gave them obviously. I've moved it on into a much larger pot (around 9 inches across the top)
It turns out that despite the size of the plant, it's roots had actually grown to fit the pot already.
Here's a picture of the roots once I took the plant out of it's small pot.
To show the contrast between a few varieties I took a picture with 3 types together.
Here you've got the Habanero which has dark glossy leaves which are quite thick and heavy.
You've got the Krakatoa which has the thin slender leaves and finally a Christmas Bell which has the larges but possibly thinnest and most delicate leaves.
To finish off with, here's a close up from one of the Amazon Chile Roma plants which has particularly impressive leaves. They're rippled and textures almost like a cabbage leaf.
I've only replanted a few today. I should have probably repotted all of them but I have space issues to think about.
I've potted on a couple of Krakatoa, a Ring of Fire and the Habanero only. The Krakatoa and Ring of Fire are both really high yield so obviously the more space they have, the larger the plant and therefore the more fruit you'll get per plant.
The Habanero is a bit of a mystery to me so I'm treating it as well as I can in the hope I can get it to fruit.
Next update will be flowers, probably not too far off at this point!