What are the pros? Pretty, multiple chokes
What are the cons? Tricky to get going
I am very happy to be growing these plants on the Colorado Eastern slope (zone 5b). I started them around the time as my peppers (early march-ish) and as soon as the days were above 45 degrees, I'd put them outside so they would get the required number of growing degree days to induce flowering, then I'd bring them in at night - this went on for about a month and I transplanted them in late April. They are doing great now, we harvested our first 3" chokes yesterday (July 11), and there are more buds forming as I type. I will say too they are in a very well amended garden bed that was laid with cow manure compost last year, and they are in full sun, not a bit of shade all day. They seem to tolerate our dry 90 degree days well.
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