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Uploaded: 10/23/17 1:01 AM GMT
Fall Color
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One of my Brazilian Starfish peppers nearing full ripeness. The pods stay green through late summer, then turn orange and finally a deep fire engine red in the Fall. My favorite plant to grow for looks and sheer novelty, the peppers are sweet and mild, good for light seasoning in omelettes, rice dishes, salads and sauces. They also look a bit like small, flattened pumpkins. Shot with the Canon 100mm macro lens and a ring flash.


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10/23/17 7:33 AM GMT
.....light seasoning in omelettes, rice dishes....

Getting this urge run to the kitchen and to break a couple of eggs wonder why? Nice capture and narrative.

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10/23/17 11:03 AM GMT
Oh I don't think I have seen these? Very good close up, and I'm a fan of salads, yummy! tigs=^..^=
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10/24/17 12:10 AM GMT
Thank you very much everyone. And I always save the seeds from the best pods, like this one. So if anyone wants to try growing them, I can share some seeds. You pay the postage though.
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10/25/17 11:12 AM GMT
I like the softness of this - and of course the gorgeous bright fiery colour.
I think you have a green thumb to grow them so well.
I would love some seeds but our border biosecurity would not let them into New Zealand :(
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10/26/17 3:04 AM GMT
Thank you LynEve, I'm glad you liked the shot. And sorry that you can't grow them, but I'm also very impressed with New Zealand's aggressive and proactive control of it's borders. Being the studious fellow I am, I took a look at the NZ Custom's Fact Sheets, and right at the top of Fact Sheet 5 is this prohibition: Animals, plants, birds, bees, dairy and plant products, and so on. Clear and concise. But your government does ban an awful lot of stuff, and much of it probably comes from America. Guns and weapons galore, hazardous chemicals, objectionable material, whatever that is. Heck, that's our bread & butter. And our import rules are probably far more numerous and arcane, but being a continent, rather than an island, things get through. If can be carried, tunneled, flown, submarined, or cigarette-boated in, it's already here.
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