I'm in TN z7 and started my Numex Bailey's Chile Pequin in Sept last year, inside. It had bloomed but not set any fruit until April 15, the normal plant-out date here. Immediately it went into high gear producing blooms and peppers. I will look for an early pic. It is in a 5-gal bucket and has been cut back once but the plant is about 18 inches tall and bushy now. Has around 60 peppers in various colors from purple to yellow to orange to red. They dry very easy, just pick and leave them on a plate til dry and crush into a jar.
ETA: These are blooms it had by December.