Chilli Seeds

Chilli - Ring of FireGrowing suggestions for chilli seeds

Sow chilli seeds indoors with heat from February, the ideal temperature is 20C. If sown in a seed tray,  prick out seedlings into 10cm pots once they germinate. If grown in plugs pot them on when they have two sets of true leaves. Transplant into final position in May, either under cover or in a sunny sheltered spot. Stake plants as needed. The main shoot can be pinched out when the plants are 30cm tall to encourage side shoots but this is not essential.

Chilli growing calendar

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Crop History

Chillies and peppers (aka capsicums) have been cultivated for over 8000 years, and are descended from wild capsicums found in Central and South America. Although associated with Indian and Asian cuisine, chillies did not arrive in these regions until the sixteenth century on colonial trading vessels. All wild capsicums are spicy, sweet peppers were developed first in Hungary.

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  • Chilli – De Cayenne (Organic)

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    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.
    (Approximate seed count – 20)

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  • Chilli - Habanero Magnum

    Chilli – Habanero Magnum (Organic)

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    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)

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  • Chillie - Ring of Fire (2)

    Chilli – Ring of Fire (Organic)

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    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)

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  • Chilli - Early Jalapeno

    Chilli – Jalapeno, Early (Organic)

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    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!
    (Approximate seed count – 20)

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  • lemon drop chilli

    Chilli – Lemon Drop (Organic)

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    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.

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