I elected to overwinter one pepper plant this winter, a mild “hot pepper” variety called ‘Trinidad Perfume’ (I purchased mine from Solana Seeds.) And wouldn’t you know it the darned thing up and made a little fruit. It’s a teeny, weeny jewel of a thing — barely worth a mention, really. But it is orange and it glistens in the sun (when we have sun) and right about now it’s about the most charming thing around.
This variety was described as having all of the fruity flavour of an habanero without the heat, so of course I had to grow it. And I did. And it was everything it was said to be, winning its pot the only coveted spot left in my very cramped office window (not two feet away from my chair) where I can keep an eye on it all winter long. Habanero types (Capsicum chinense) require a long season so they are worth overwintering indoors when you can. I started these seeds sometime around now last year so it’s great that I won’t have to begin again from scratch for the next growing season.