amazing seeds for planting hot and mild chillies

amazing seeds for planting hot and mild chillies

How do you like your chilli seeds, mild or fiery hot? Growing hot peppers became not just gardeners' favourite pass time but many chefs and not so green fingered folks try their hands on producing  their own chillies. We have really gentle and some incredibly harsh varieties in our online shop. If you are a first time grower, or the place you plant your chillies is the garden, it is best to start with some mild varieties like Jalapeno. But if you have a greenhouse, even if it is unheated, or a good polytunnel, you can raise the hotter varieties successfully too. Hot pepper seeds are not the easiest to germinate, as they need lots of heat, but with the help of our guide and fresh chilli seeds you can too reap the benefits of growing your own veg.

Sow the chilli seeds indoors and place the seed tray at a temperature of 20-30 Celsius if you can. The best place for the seeds is the sunniest windowsill, or the airing cupboard if you have one. After the seeds have sprouted give the seedlings as much light as possible. Grow them on at the highest possible temperature, and be prepared that the plants will grow slowly at first. Chillies need lots of heat to grow successfully, especially the hot varieties; so in the summer expose them to direct sunshine as much as you can.

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  • One of the most popular variety. If you are new to growing peppers, this is a good one to start with. Can be grown successfully outdoors in a sheltered spot in your vegetable garden, and you can have a great harvest of 30-50 fruits from one plant, if the plants grown in the greenhouse. The fruits...

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  • Anaheim is a Mexican chilli variety, which was taken to Anaheim in California and established as a seperate variety from other exican chillies. The variety was developed to have milder taste and larger fruits. It is a green pepper, maturing to red, and the fruits can reach 20 cm in length and 4...

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  • Hot pepper Jalapeno grows up to 1 metre tall. High yield, the fruit matures from green to red. Mostly picked when green. Used in Mexican dishes, sauces. Excellent variety for pickling, and very popular in every country not just here in the UK. Quite easy to grow, recommended for beginner growers....

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  • The very attractive plants have dark green folige and produce tear drop shaped, purple quite hot fruits. Beautiful purple stems and purple flowers.  Can be used fresh or can be dried and stored for longer, the plants bear masses of peppers. Ideal and very popular in patio in pots, containers...

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  • Chocolate habanero is a very hot pepper with a unique flavour. The plant grows up to 1 metre tall and produces masses of fruit, 4-6cm long. Long growing season, most suitable for greenhouse or polytunnel production. If you are new to growing chillies we recommend you try Cayenne...

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  • Originally from the Mexican mountaines. Serrano peppers are a bit hotter than Jalapenos. Popular in salsa and different Mexican dishes. The plants grow about 90 cm tall and the fruits are 7 - 10 cm long maturing from green to red. Bright, crisp, biting taste. Sow the serrano chilli pepper seeds...

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  • Orange Habanero is a very hot pepper with a unique flavour. Ideal for making very spicy sauces. The plats need lots of heat during the season from the start. The plant grows up to 1 metre tall and produces masses of chillies, 4-6cm long. Long growing season, most suitable for greenhouse...

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  • Scotch bonnet is one of the most popular variety out of the very hot types and you can buy 40 scotch bonnet chilli seeds at 99p. The fruits mature from green to yellow and the plant grows up to 1 metre tall and produces lots of fruits, 4-6cm long. A heat loving plant and therefore the growing...

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  • Ancho produces 8-15 cm long, widfe bulky, very mild pods. The large pods are shiny and have a touch of sweetness and they ripen from green to dark green to dark red almost dark purple. The plants grow a maximum of 90 cm. These are the peppers what the famous ancho powder is made out of. The...

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  • Basket of Fire is a hybrid variety, bred for the unique growing habit of the plant. Only about 30 cm tall and spreads to about 50 cm; perfect for small pots, containers and hanging baskets. It is a good choice if you want to grow chillies outside. The plants will continue to produce well into the...

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  • Prairie Fire produces hundreds of small upright fruits throughout the summer. The plants are dwarf, growing only up to 20 cm tall. And they spread about 30 cm. This bushy growth makes Prairie Fire and ideal variety for the windowsill or patio. The plants produce masses of tiny but very hot chilli...

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  • Chenzo is an F1 hybrid variety. Chenzo produces up to 300 medium hot fruits per plant. The plants are dark green and dome shaped. The fruits mature from green to jet black to vivid red. This variety has excellent cold tolerance which allows the fruits to stay longer on the plants than other...

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  • This is a hugely popular and versatile variety and very easy to grow. Cherry bomb is ideal to staff with cheese and bake or used for cooking and fresh salsa as the fruits have thick wallls. The sturdy plants are quite compact reaching about 60cm in height but they are very productive and are...

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  • Inferno produces larger, about 15 cm long, fruits. The plants grow about 60 cm tall and produce an abundance of peppers which ripen from pale green to red. Ideal for roasting, frying or even for stuffing; generally for proper cooking not just as a spice. The plants ar every productive and the...

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  • Paper Lantern is a habanero type, but more productive and easier to grow than the usual habaneros and 2 - 3 weeks earlier to fruit. The peppers mature from pale green to ornge to bright red and they reach grow up to 7 cm long. The fruits are very hot, 350k Scoville unite. The fruits are ready to...

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  • Mushrooom red also called Jamaican red. The fruits are shaped as a patty pan squash or mushroom. Maturing from bright green to red. It is a very hot variety and need quite a lot of heat to grow successfully, therefore a greenhouse production is recommended. If you are new to growing chillies we...

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