Re: [gardeners] Re: (gardeners)Basil

George Shirley (
Mon, 22 Sep 1997 20:58:31 -0500 (CDT)

I think if I had a greenhouse I could probably get one of these Longhorns up
to 8 or 9 feet and 6 feet across. That one I described is about 3 feet
across at the widest point. In comparison my serranos, jalapenos, and, even
the bells, are midgets.


At 08:42 PM 9/22/97 -0400, you wrote:
>Tell you what isn't happening in upstate NY - four foot pepper plants!
>There are times when I think the south has its moments.:-)
>George wrote:
>That Longhorn is now over 4
>feet tall and loaded with peppers. I have harvested two dead-ripe ones for
>seed and have 4 more bagged for seed peppers. Picked about 25 peppers off
>the thing this morning and there's probably more than 100 more coming on.
>The "trunk" of this plant is about 2 inches in diameter. Planted the thing
>directly in the ground in May as an after thought. What's happening elsewhere?
>Cheryl Schaefer, Schaefer Yarns
>Beautiful hand painted fibers
>Zone 5 in the fabulous Finger Lakes of NY