These are serrano peppers. I have a habanero plant in the same pot and found a few small pepper buds on that as well.
Just yesterday, Geoff commented that the pepper plant looked like it was wilting. I had noticed the same thing. The white flowers were turning brown and dropping off, the branches seemed to be sagging, and after 3+ months, the plants still weren’t producing any peppers.
Or so we thought. This morning when I was watering them, I went to pick a dead flower off a leaf and was astonished to realize what what I thought was a leaf was actually a huge green pepper hanging from the stem. This baby is big; it must have been there for several days, at least. I can’t believe I missed it.
I gave a closer look and realized the plant is full of peppers. I counted at least ten. The pepper plant isn’t dying, it’s finally growing! (The only downside to the discovery was that in my excitement I put my hands all over the peppers, and now they sting. Oops.)
The tomatoes are still doing well. The branches got so heavy I had to prop some of them up with sticks. The herbs are pretty much gone, even the parsley. Maybe this isn’t a good climate for herbs, or maybe I didn’t give them the care they needed. I’d like to pull them out and plant some berries in that pot but I’m not sure if it’s too late in the season…