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Chilli – De Cayenne (Organic)£1.98 – £4.00 Choose pack size
Chilli – De Cayenne (Organic)
Absolute classic red hot chilli pepper, ideal for drying and making chilli powder or flakes. Cayenne peppers are one of the best known chillis and rightly so. The abundance of hot, thin long fruits with great flavour and a thin skin make them perfect for making fresh hot sauce, pickling or dried and ground up into your own chilli powder.
The plant itself is super productive, upright growing and reaches about 60cm in height.
SHU of around 30,000 to 50,000 on the Scoville Scale.£1.98 – £4.00
Chilli – Habanero Magnum (Organic)£1.95 Read more
Chilli – Habanero Magnum (Organic)
Bright orange, very hot and fruity, a variety that is productive and does better in cooler climates than most other chillies. Habanero Magnum rates between 200,000 and 325,000 SHU on the Scoville scale and is therefore on the hotter end of the spectrum. A fruity almost floral flavour can be tasted when the initial spice has faded. It is a great ingredient for hot sauces or when powdered. A way of controlling the heat when cooking with it is to make a couple of holes in the chilli and then add it to the sauce (or whatever it is your cooking) as a whole and remove after a certain amount of time determining the degree of fieriness.
(Approximate seed count – 20)£1.95
Chilli – Jalapeno, Early (Organic)£1.98 – £4.00 Choose pack size
Chilli – Jalapeno, Early (Organic)
A truly early and abundant hot chilli with good flavour. Plants grow to 60cm high and fruit heavily, with harvesting of typical green Jalapeños beginning in early August, and continuing through into autumn. We thinly slice and preserve ours eating them with Mexican dishes throughout the rest of the year.
Guest description by our friend Dan from Chagfood CSA!£1.98 – £4.00
Chilli – Ring of Fire (Organic)£1.98 – £4.95 Choose pack size
Chilli – Ring of Fire (Organic)
An improved cayenne type chilli producing long pointy red fruits which pack a punch. This is one of our staple chilli varieties to grow. It is very reliable and does exactly what it says on the tin – for better or worse!
The plants are compact growing to 45cm, and produce an abundance of fruit 1cm wide and 6-7cm long. This variety measures 70-85,000 SHU on the Scoville Scale, which classes it in the hot but not unbearable heat range.
Chillies can be very easily frozen whole and then used as needed, we always make sure we grow enough so that we always have a supply.
(Approximate seed count – 20)£1.98 – £4.95
Chilli – Lemon Drop (Organic)£1.95 – £4.00 Choose pack size
Chilli – Lemon Drop (Organic)
Crinkly yellow chilli with a hot lemony flavour with a wide range of culinary uses. One of our most popular chilli varieties with a bushy growth habit and lots of fruits ripening from green to yellow.
The variety is also called Aji Limon and originates from Peru where it’s used as a seasoning pepper. Rating 30,000-50,000 SHU (Scoville heat units) it is quite a spicy one ideal for making your own hot chilli sauce with an extra citrusy twist or add it to stir fries, tomato sauces or your scrambled eggs.
To get good germination temperatures of 28° – 30°C are recommended. Germination can be slow and take three weeks or more. As it is thought to be genetically slightly closer to its wild relatives, there is some apparent seed dormancy which can affect germination rates. We have included a higher number of seeds in the packets to ensure you get enough plants.£1.95 – £4.00
Chilli – Padron (Organic)£2.10 – £4.00 Choose pack size
Chilli – Padron (Organic)
A classic Spanish tapas variety, mild when picked young, very hot if left to mature. Padron is a stand-out favourite pepper variety for us. Traditionally the fruits are picked when small and green before they have developed much heat. If left on the plant a bit longer they will get very hot, and sometimes one slips through the net, hence the Russian roulette associated with this variety.
As the fruits do not need to ripen you can start picking them early in the season so Padron is a good choice for the UK climate where some peppers struggle to ripen in our short and cool growing season.
Pick when the fruits are between 1.5 and 3 inches long, the longer they are the more chance of a hot one!£2.10 – £4.00
Chilli – Hungarian Hot Wax (Organic) ***NEW FOR 2024***£1.95 Add to basket
Chilli – Hungarian Hot Wax (Organic) ***NEW FOR 2024***
One of the best chillies for growing in the British climate. Long and pointed fruits, starting green and ripening to red. This is a reliable, quick growing and heavy cropper producing early fruits that continue to appear throughout the season. It’s a a really excellent variety, bearing long pointy peppers in attractive shades of green, yellow, orange and red.
The distinct heat develops alongside the ripening colour, ranging from 1000-15000 scovilles making it a great multi-tasker in the kitchen. Delicious in chilli jam, perfect for pickling and drying as well as for using fresh, the spicy kick of a yellow hotwax stuffed with cream cheese are legendary for summer picnics. It will happily grow on a sunny windowsill, greenhouse or polytunnel. In some areas of the UK you can grow it outside in a sunny sheltered spot.
(Approximate seed count – 22)£1.95
Chilli – Basque (Organic) ***NEW FOR 2024***£1.95 Add to basket
Chilli – Basque (Organic) ***NEW FOR 2024***
A superb early chilli with mild heat which is a cornerstone ingredient in Basque cuisine. If these seeds were produced in French Basque they would called “Piment d’Espellete”. This fantastic variety has P.O.D. status (Protected Designation of Origin) which means that the name can only be used where the variety is produced in the specific region where it is registered. Hence we are referring to this chilli as ‘Basque’ as the seeds were produced in Devon.
The plants are tall and produce an abundance of large conical, deep red fruits about 15 cm long and 3cm wide at the top.
When eaten raw they can be quite hot but once cooked they are very mild. The traditional use of these peppers in Basque is dried and powdered, but we have just eaten them like other chillies and totally love them.
(Approximate seed count – 25)£1.95
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