Some months back my enthusiastic husband collected and dried the seeds from a capsicum while muttering loudly about the inflated prices and dubious freshness of what was available from our only supermarket.
Well, it has taken a while and we'd almost given them up as a waste of our tank water when suddenly we spotted this. It's currently as big as an egg, and there are many more smaller ones on their way too.
More experienced gardeners (ie-just about anyone!) tell us we should be able to collect the fruit until the first frost which will probably knock the plants about and put an end to our fun.
Last time we tried this experiment our chooks at the time got in and demolished the plants completely, but this time we have a better fence for the vegie patch and for the chooks!