I’ve about given up on bell peppers. I just can’t get enough peppers per plant to make it worth it in my small garden. Because the fruit is larger, it’s also easier for it to sunburn down here. It takes me a lot of more time to cut up smaller peppers to use in their place, but I think that’s probably what I’ll end up doing. I haven’t fully made my garden plans for next year, and I need to decide what varieties I’ll grow. (My current plan is shishito, dwarf Ajicito, and sweet banana along with one fish pepper, but I really need to draw my plans with all my other plants in place, too.)
We aren’t major hot pepper fans here either, but we seem to have great success with our hot peppers. I grew fish peppers and hot banana peppers this year, and really have had more than I can handle. I’ve given bunches away and dried and fermented them. The banana peppers were way hotter than we expected but they grew great. Next year I hope to grow a sweet variety and see if they can do as well. We like a little heat, but I do want more sweet peppers. The fish peppers are very productive as well, and I love their beauty (the plants and peppers are beautifully variegated because of genes for albinism).
I had to look up fushimi peppers to see what they were.
I need to get outside either today or tomorrow and harvest the last of the peppers (for real this time, I think, as @begreen’s cold weather is supposed to dip down here by Saturday night) and get some compost spread on the garden beds where we want to plant onions. Crazily enough it’s super high cedar pollen time here, and I’m very allergic. A face mask helps with that, but my eyes really suffer. I asked my husband to see if he can find any of my children’s swim goggles that haven’t broken to see if that will help. I’ll look crazy, but I need to do something so that I can be in my garden.