Chilli Seeds

Growing 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
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 - Habanero Magnum

    Chilli – Habanero Magnum (Organic)

    £1.85

    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, that will determine the degree of fieriness.
    (Approximate seed count – 20)

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  • Chilli - Early Jalapeno

    Chilli – Jalapeno, Early (Organic)

    £1.90

    Chilli – Jalapeno, Early (Organic)

    A truly early and abundant hot chilli, with good flavour too. 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, and then eat 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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  • Chillie - Ring of Fire (2)

    Chilli – Ring of Fire (Organic)

    £1.90

    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 Scoville Heat Units, which puts 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 have a constant supply.
    (Approximate seed count – 20)

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  • Chilli - Slim Jim

    Chilli – Slim Jim

    £2.20

    Chilli – Slim Jim

    A very productive long green to red maturing chilli of mild pungency. A blunt nosed, long and narrow chilli with up to 1,000 Scoville Units heat rating, so relatively mild. Slim Jim is used more as a main ingredient than a spice, it is aromatic and very nice tasting stuffed or roasted.(Approximate seed count – 15)

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