These fiery little guys are becoming more popular every year, with sweet and multi-coloured chillies expanding our chilli range. Our huge variety of chillies vary from very mild to super-hot, so there is something for everyone. From curries to burgers, a little chilli, cut fresh, dried or steeped in oil makes an amazing addition to the taste and experience of so many foods and they have health benefits too. So no need to fear the heat, the Joy of growing chillies is not just for culinary kings.
Of course there is the super-hot category, which is just insanity on a bush, with some being the hottest on planet earth. These have become incredibly popular with chilli sauce enthusiasts, who try to outdo each other with the potency of their sauce. Once you can handle the heat, it can become quite addictive. Just go onto YouTube and view some of the chilli challenges (they are really amusing and entertaining). Our chilli range includes:
The Carolina Reaper currently holds the title for the world’s hottest chilli. Eat or handle this chilli at your own risk, and make sure that you have put a roll of toilet paper in the fridge (optional). This is probably the most popular chilli around these days, as sauce enthusiasts use these to spice up their goods. They are also used as a practical joke or dare, although we feel very sorry for the unsuspecting victim. Best planted in full sun, and watered on a regular basis. These can grow to up to 1,5m tall, and if protected, will continue to grow for a good few years.
(Moruga Red) Still officially holds the title as the second hottest chilli in the world. This one will melt the pot, it’s so hot. Growing best in sun, and reaching up to 1,5m, this is a good producer of red pods with a distinctive tail. If protected it can be treated as a perennial. Provides a quick and long lasting burn, with a scoville rating of well over a million.
Also known as Bhut Jolokia, this brown version has a more smokey & sweet flavour, if you can taste it through the heat. Grows best in sun, and reaching up to 1,5m, with a scoville rating of between 800 000 and a million.
(A.K.A.Jalapeno Lemon Spice) A yellow version of the popular Jalapeno that has an average heat rating with great flavour. A fast growing chilli that is a good producer and easy to grow. Grows in sun, and reaches up to 1,2m.
A purple version of the popular Jalapeno that also has an average heat rating with great flavour. A fast growing chilli that is a good producer and easy to grow. Grows in sun, and reaches up to 1,2m.
(Yellow) Not as hot as it’s red cousin, but such a beautiful pod. Grows best in sun, and can reach up to 1,5m tall. Still reaching up to a million on the scoville scale, this one still need respect.