I harvested the Chile de Árbol early in November. They are drying nicely in my Rock Room. Recycling cardboard flat boxes for drying racks is a worthwhile pursuit. The tall “trees” I cut back to 8″ in the hoop house. I covered the plants with several layers of row cover to overwinter.
These giant tree chilies grew 7 feet tall and produced a good crop of 3″ to 4″ Bird’s Beak or Rat’s Tail chilies.
These peppers are not as moist as some varieties. Therefore, they dry exceptionally well.
The next step is to store in a dry place for further use plus I want to try my hand at making ristras.
Stay tuned! Have a spicy day!