Chillies

Chillies

Chillies
For those who like things hot, look no further. Sow these indoors in a warm soil from mid April to May in trays or modules. They can either be kept indoors or moved outside if you have a sheltered spot. Chillies will put up with more temperature fluctuations than peppers. Harvest when ripe late August to October. Love chillies but don’t have lots of space then the answer is our chilli mix choices.

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Emulating the classic smorgasbord this collection lets you enjoy a multiple array of dishes featuring a lovely range of home grown chillies: from mild to very hot and a little bit of everything in between.

One packet each of:

Birds Eye  •  Fire Cracker

 Naso Di Cane  •   Guindilla Roja  •  Caloro

Full price £4.25

Enjoy a little bit of every heat level, just  £3.15

Price for individual packets   £4.25
£3.15 *

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Flavour with fire!

Grow some serious heat for serious chilli lovers: these three all measure close to the top of the chilli heat scale

One packet of:

Cayenne Long Slim

Habanero Chocolate

Serrano

Full price £1.75

Save 25% and add heat for just £1.30

 

Hotter chillies prefer a longer growing season so they are a great choice for getting going early in the year.  They will need a warm spot (day and night) or buy and save now and sow them in early spring.

Price for individual packets   £1.75
£1.30 *

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Go a bit warmer and add intensity to your dishes.  Remember all chillies will get hotter as they ripen so you can always pick them when still immature for less heat or just be daring!

One packet each of:

Early Jalapeno

Hungarian Hot Yellow Wax

Purple Tiger

 

Full price £1.90

Heat things up for £1.40

Price for individual packets   £1.90
£1.40 *

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Fun, flavour and a hint of heat: this little trio will let you spice up pizza, add pep to tomato sauces, add colour and bite to salads and so much more

One packey each of:

Cherry Bomb

Anaheim

Big Jim

Full price £2.15

Warm and flavourful for £1.65

Price for individual packets   £2.25
£1.65 *

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Fruity and totally delightful: these are thick walled, 7-10cm long red chillies that are packed full of flavour with the merest hint of warmth (500-2000 SHU).  Slice into salads or use instead of peppers in your dishes to explore their depth of flavour.  Vigorous plants will give a good sized crop.

Price for 10 seeds. 

£2.00 / pack(s) *

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Considered to be milder flavoured, these meaty chillies are large (being 15-20 cm long) and produced on a compact plant that will grow to about 60cm in height. Your first chillies will be ready for picking in about 12 weeks. Price for 10 seeds
£0.75 *

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A speciality hailing from Portugal and Spain, these chillies turn a deep purple-black at maturity.  They are prized for making paprika or sauces.  Best described as a touch spicy (1000 SHU) why not try slicing and grilling and serving alongside grilled tomatoes with brunch or dinner.

Price for 10 seeds. 

£0.75 / pack(s) *

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This is a stunning variety, the largest new Mexican type with pods that can grow to 30cm long. However the plant will only reach around 60cm tall making it an ideal compact choice for a smaller space. Described as medium to hot this is one of the milder chillies that we offer! Price for 10 seeds
£0.75 *

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Explosive heat packed into each little chilli: only 1-2cm long yet 100,000 - 225,000 Scoville. These do need a long growing season so it is best to start the seeds early. Before the plants flower you can prune to reduce height and give a bushier plant. The chillies have thin walls and ripen from green through orange to red. Phew! Price for 10 seeds

£0.75 *

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A great medium heat chilli choice for UK growing as it is a ‘short season’ variety taking 10-14 weeks to fruit. The fruit, up to 10cm long, start off green before tuning yellow and gradually to orange thus both carrot shaped and coloured. The plants are sturdy, about 60cm tall, and can be grown outside. Price for 10 seeds.
£1.25 *

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Scoring 1000-5000 on the scoville scale this is a mild to medium variety, if you take all the seeds out then you can be assured of it being mild. That heat comes in a sweet, juicy and succulent, thick walled fruit. These grow in ample amounts on plants that reach 30-90cm tall, pick them when they ripen from green to yellow. Price for 10 seeds.

£0.75 *

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Reaching about 13cm long and slim at 2cm thick these are chillies to pack a burst of heat in sauces and casseroles. Each one is a bit wrinkled and thin skinned and thus ideal for drying. The plants are compact (60cm tall) yet produce in abundance. Hot, hot but not too hot! Price for 10 seeds
£0.50 *

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Ripening to a bright red and cherry shaped, productive and early, and with heat on the mild to medium end of the scale.  The brave amongst you might consider stuffing these with a soft cheese and eating them raw in salads.  The rest of us will enjoy them in other ways (stuffed and then roasted is really tasty)!

Price for 10 seeds. 

£0.75 / set(s) *

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A compact plant with compact chillies: good yields of stocky shaped very hot fruits over several months. These are faster to mature than most other varieties, ready to pick 10 weeks or so after transplanting when dark green and packing a wallop of pure heat! Price for 10 seeds £0.50
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These little crackers will not take up lots of space, the plants grow to 60cm in height, but the chilies will have a big impact. You will have chilies at every colour stage between creamy white through yellow, purple, orange and finally deep red. They retain their fruity flavour while gathering heat as time goes on: between 50,000 and 100,000 scoville units. Price for 10 seeds

£1.50 *

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Bridging the gap between medium to hot Fresno is a versatile choice. Whilst green add them to sauces, dips, casseroles, soups and so on when they add less heat and lots of flavour. Maturing from dark green to red, about 90 days or so from transplanting, they will give you more heat as time goes on. The plants are shorter than many others and upright, the fruits are conical and pungent. AGM winner. Price for 10 seeds 

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This lovely curved chilli, growing 4-12cm long, comes from northern Spain. Pick it green for the mildest flavour, as it matures it will be more pungent but even when fully ripe it remains at a medium heat with a sweet flavour – try this fried with garlic, gorgeous. Price for 10 seeds 50p
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Don’t let this little chilli fool you: it is one of the hottest in the world at around 425,000 Scoville Units. The fruits have a unique rich flavour which develops as they mature from bright green to chocolate brown, they will keep producing into the early winter with protection. Price for 10 seeds

£0.75 *

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The rich orange fruits are mild (500-2000 SHU) with an outstanding complex flavour.  Enjoy them fresh but so keep some of the thin fleshed fruits for drying as they make a superb golden chilli powder that releases a lovely aroma when added to hot food.  Plants are open growing and prolific.

Price for 10 seeds. 

£2.00 / pack(s) *

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One of the best choices to grow in pots as the plants develop into an attractive shape with lots of branches to show off your chilli crop.  This AGM winning variety is hot, 30000-70000 SHU, and can be used fresh but also dries extremely well and makes tongue-tingling chilli powder!

Price for 10 seeds. 

£2.00 *

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Early (10 weeks to the first fruits) and prolific with waxy yellow chillies that ripen to orange-red. These are 12-15cm long and 3cm at the shoulders. They are fairly hot. This is a really good variety for drying but of course you can also use them fresh or in sauces. Price for 10 seeds
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Hot and rich flavoured really funky fruits.  Some describe them as upside down mushrooms, others as resembling patty pan squashes, I think they look like weird bell peppers but make no mistake these have heat! Sturdy productive plants, compact and suitable for growing in pots.  Definitely a talking point.

 

Price for 10 seeds 

£0.75 / set(s) *

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If you just can’t wait to get started with chillies than look no further than this Italian variety. A lovely upright plant, growing to about 60cm tall, that fruits towards the top. The chillies are spinning top shaped reaching 6-7cm long with the thick flesh ripening to bright red. If you can provide steady warmth than these seeds can be started in November and overwintered for an earlier crop, or sow January to April for a mid season harvest. These wonderful ‘Dog’s Nose’ chillies can be stuffed and also make great preserves. Price for 10 seeds
£0.75 *

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A welcome return for unassuming this small green pepper which is a Spanish culinary delight.  Traditionally they are pan fried in olive oil with a little sea salt and served with beer, alternatively add them to a stir fry and play Spanish roulette as every so often Padron will produce amongst its mild chillies a hot one that is indistinguishable until eaten! "Os pementos de Padrón, uns pican e outros non" (Galician for "Padrón peppers, some are hot and some are not").                                                              

Price for 10 seeds. 

£0.75 *

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This plant can look on fire with chillies ripening through yellow and orange to red, many held upright above the foliage. The plants may be small but what they lack in size they make up for with their prolific harvest, a happy plant can have a hundred plus chillies (no wonder it has won a coveted AGM). And the chillies themselves may look small but do not be deceived: fire by name and nature, hot & tasty Price for 10 seeds
£0.75 *

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Spectacular variety producing hot and tasty, small, tear drop shaped, pungent fruits in green, purple and red! The foliage is variegated green, white and purple, and this beautiful variety can be grown as a bushy container plant for maximum impact. Price for 10 seeds

£0.90 *

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As the name suggests this is a very hot chilli. It produces a mass of long thin pointed pods that mature from green to red. Price for 10 seeds

£0.50 *

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‘Sky Watcher’ perfectly describes the way the little fruits reach skywards, small and pointed they gradually turn scarlet when fully ripe. The plant itself is small, growing to just 20-30cm, perfect for pots. Slice and dice the chillies for a sharp and spicy zing. Price for 10 seeds
£0.50 *

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Native to the Caribbean all Scotch Bonnets are very hot with a distinctive flavour, this one ripens to red. The name comes from the shape: it resembles a Tam O’Shanter hat. Price for 10 seeds
£0.50 *

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This is a habanero type chilli which means they are very hot and very pungent! These smallish fruits (2-3cm long and wide) ripen from green to a rich yellow. Price for 10 seeds
£0.50 *

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