organic chilli seeds

Barak
Barak
Masses of small, hot, bullet-shaped fruits which will mature from green to red. Size really does not matter!

8 Organic Chilli Seeds

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Cayenne Gold & Red Mix
Cayenne Gold & Red Mix
Medium hot, beautifully colourful & useful peppers with long thin fruits which mature to yellow or red.

6 Organic Chilli Seeds

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Early Jalapeno
Early Jalapeno
Bullet shaped with middle of the road heat when green and an increase in temperature as they ripen to red!

8 Organic Chilli Seeds
Early Jalapeno£0.85
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Habanero
Habanero
Extremely hot, small, chinese lantern shaped chillies which ripen (if you dare let them!) to a beautiful orange.

8 Organic Chilli Seeds
Habanero£0.85
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Hungarian Hot Wax
Hungarian Hot Wax
Sweet and fairly mild when green with a bit of kick as they mature to red. Large, firm fleshed, versatile fruits.

8 Organic Chilli Seeds

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Ring o' Fire
Ring o' Fire
Turn the heat up with this upright variety which produces masses of long, thin & very hot, pointed pods. Does what it says on the tin!

8 Organic Chilli Seeds
Ring o' Fire£0.85
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Chilli NuMex Bailey
Chilli NuMex Bailey
This New Mexican chilli produces an abundance of small, upright, extremely hot fruits.
You have been warned!

8 Organic Chilli Seeds
Chilli NuMex Bailey£0.85
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Chilli Collection
Chilli Collection
One packet of each of our specially selected organic chilli seed varieties: Barak, Early Jalapeno, Habanero, Hungarian Hot Wax, NuMex Bailey and Ring o' Fire.

6 Packets of Organic Chilli Seeds

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Sowing Instructions

Chillies enjoy similar growing conditions to tomatoes except that they will do better if you turn the heat up.  They can be grown on outdoors in a warm, sunny, sheltered spot but you’ll get a better yield if they are grown under glass (a sunny window sill is perfect for most varieties).  Chillies make ornamental, decorative plants.

Sow: March to May under glass, in seed compost (although keen chilli fans get them started as early as January by providing heat for germination).  Sprinkle with a light covering of compost and cover with a propagator lid or clear plastic bag to increase the heat and humidity until seedlings are up.

Transplant: into individual and/or larger pots once plants have 4 true leaves.   If you are planning to grow on your chillies outdoors, wait until all risk of frost has passed, and choose the sunniest and most sheltered spot in your garden.

Aftercare: Continue to water regularly, adding tomato plant food or specialised chilli plant food to the water every couple of days once flowers appear.    Misting can help to discourage pests and to help the fruit set.  Pinching out the growing tip will encourage a bushy habit.  Taller plants may require staking.

Harvest: August to October when pods are firm and glossy.  Allowing the fruit to ripen from green to red/orange (depending on variety) will increase the intensity of flavour.  If you intend to dry your chillies, harvest them just as they begin to change colour and they will ripen whilst drying.  This will also encourage the plant to produce further flowers and fruit.

Preserving

Fresh chillies will store well in the fridge for a couple of weeks.  Chillies also freeze very well.  Slice lengthways, remove seeds and pith and open freeze (on a baking sheet) for 12 hours, to stop the chillies sticking together.  Once frozen, put the chillies in at least 2 freezer bags, one inside the other, to prevent freezer burn, and use within 3 months.  The most common way of preserving chillies is to dry them.  Arrange on a sunny window sill, or thread onto cotton or twine and hang to dry, then store in airtight containers until required.

Important: When preparing hot varieties, it is advisable to wear gloves when removing seeds and pith as contact with skin, particularly on sensitive areas like mouth and eyes, can cause burning and even blistering.  Washing your hands after preparation will not necessarily prevent this!

Soil Association Certified Organic Chilli Seeds

Barak, Cayenne, Early Jalapeno, Habanero, Hungarian Hot Wax, NuMex Bailey and Ring o' Fire