Chilli Seeds

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The South Devon Chilli Farm are expert chilli growers - featured on BBC Gardeners World as part of their 2006 chilli trial. All chilli seed prices are inclusive of postage.

For tips on growing, see the Growing Chilli Seeds & Plants page. We also send out printed growing tips with every seed order. We rely on our seeds for our crop each year, so you can too!

Also see our Chilli Growing Equipment section for seed propagation aids.

We grow over 10,000 chilli plants every year and we are always happy to talk about chilli growing. If you have any queries about our seeds, seed growing or buying seeds, please feel free to call us on 01548 550782 or email us on enquiries@southdevonchillifarm.co.uk. We are here from 9am to 5pm during the week, and from 10am to 4pm at weekends.

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Aji Dulce Chilli Seeds (Little to no heat)

Size: SEEDSAJID

Price : £2.70

A heatless Habanero. Medium-sized, bushy plant (40cm high) with fruits very similar in look and flavour to Habaneros, but with little or no heat. Good for chilli sauce with no heat, but all that Habanero flavour.

Harvest: Pick when they turn red - about 95 days from potting-on.

Heat: none to very little

Contents: An average of 20 seeds per packet.
 

Aji Limon Chilli Seeds

Size: SEEDSAL

Price : £1.70

This heavy cropping and easy-to-grow Peruvian variety grows into a large, drooping plant with fruits 6-8cm long that ripen to bright yellow. The fresh fruit has a distinctive citrus flavour.

Due to its dropping nature, this plant is a good choice for a hanging basket and for growing outdoors.

Heat: 40,000 - 60,000 SHU.

Average contents 20 seeds.



Also available as a seedling (April to May)
 

Anaheim Chilli Seeds

Size: SEEDSANA

Price : £1.60

Also known as the 'New Mexican Chilli,' this moderately hot fruit is deep green, turning red. Very smooth fruits, 18cm long and 4cm wide on tall (50cm), productive plants that offer good foliage cover for the fruit. Excellent for stuffing.

Harvest: Pick when fully grown - about 65 days from potting-on.

Heat: 500 - 2,500 scoville units.

Contains an average of 20 seeds per packet
 

Ancho Poblano Chilli Seeds

Size: SEEEDSPOB

Price : £1.60

This large mild chilli is revered in Mexico and the USA and used extensively in Mexican-style cooking. The fruits are up to 15cm long and are traditionally stuffed with meat, rice or vegetables and then baked. The plants will grow up to 1m high and the fruits are normally harvested green - from about 75 days after potting on. If left to turn red, the fruits are traditionally dried to make 'Anchos', another very common ingredient in Mexican dishes.

Heat: 1000 Scoville heat units

Average contents 20 seeds.

 

 

Antillais Caribbean Habanero Chilli Seeds

Size: SEEDSAC

Price : £1.50

A large and juicy red Habanero / Scotch Bonnet with extreme heat and fruity flavour. Large (5cm long) fruits turning green to red. Plant grows to 1m high.

Harvest: Pick when the fruits turn red - about 120 days from potting-on.

Heat: 250,000 - 350,000 scoville units.

Contents: 20 seeds per packet
 


Bhut Jolokia Chilli Seeds (20 seeds)

Size: SEEDSBJ

Price : £3.50

 

World’s Hottest Chilli.

These plants need 6 months of tropical temperatures to fruit so you should only plant them in spring unless you have hydroponic equipment and artificial light.

The Bhut Jolokia (A.K.A. Naga Jolokia) was officially measured at over one million Scoville Heat Units (SHU) in 2006. For the test report from the Chile Pepper Institute,  click here.

Being three times hotter than an Orange Habanero, our suggestion for cooking with these chillies is to use a small amount, very finely ground (dry or rehydrated and reduced to a paste). As a rough guide, try ¼ of a pod per person for a hot dish.

These are the most difficult chilli to grow due to erratic germination times and length of growing season. They need patience and warm conditions from March through to October to ensure a good crop. Try pre-soaking in diluted Chilli Focus liquid plant feed over night - we've found this reduces the germination time by 50% to about 10days.

Heat rating: 10!/10

Average contents 20 seeds.

Note - Image shown is a dried Bhut Jolokia sitting on a light-box. Fresh fruits are a dazzling red - see the image on the product detail page.



Now also available as a seedling or pot plant.

Tips on germination here
 

Big Jim Chilli Seeds

Size: SEEDSBJ

Price : £2.50

The largest of New Mexican varieties, this chilli has pods up to 30cm long that weigh as much as 100g. Their size makes them a favourite for chilli rellenos. Plant 50cm high.

Harvest: Pick when fully grown - about 70 days from potting-on.

Heat: 500 to 2,500 scoville units

Average contents: 20 seeds
 

Big Sun Habanero Chilli Seeds

Size: SEEDSBS

Price : £1.50

A large, bright-yellow Habanero / Scotch Bonnet with extreme heat and fruity flavour. Large (6cm long) fruits turning green to yellow. Plant grows to 1m high.

Harvest: Pick when the fruits turn yellow - about 120 days from potting-on.

Heat: 250,000 - 350,000 scoville units.

Contents: 20 seeds per packet
 

Bolivian Rainbow Chilli Seeds

Size: SEEDSBR

Price : £3.00

Out of stock - back soon.

A very attractive plant with purple foliage and flowers, and cone-shaped fruit in a rainbow of colours from purple, through yellow and orange, to red. Very hot fruits on a 40cm-high, bushy plant. Fruits can be chopped finely and added to cooking.

Harvest: Pick when fruits ripens to red - about 80 days from potting-on.

Heat: 30,000 - 50,000 scoville units.

Contents: An average of 20 seeds per packet.

 

Bulgarian Carrot Chilli Seeds

Size: SEEDSBC

Price : £2.20

This variety from Bulgaria is well suited to the short UK growing season. It produces a good crop of hot fruits that ripen from green to orange. The fruits grow to 3"-4" long with smooth and glossy skin and are hot with a fruity flavour. The plant grows to 2' high. 

Heat: 10,000 Scoville heat units

Average contents 20 seeds.

 

 

Cherry Bomb Chilli Seeds (F1)

Size: SEEDSCB

Price : £3.10

This is a hugely popular and versatile chilli that is also very easy to grow. The plant produces an abundance of eye-catching bright red fleshy fruits (5cm round) which mature in around 60 days from potting on. They can be stuffed with cheese and baked, or used for cooking and fresh salsa.

Heat: 6,000 Scoville heat units.

Average contents 20 seeds.



Also available as a seedling (April to May)
 

Chilli Pepper Ciliegia Piccante

Size: SEEDSCP

Price : £4.00

This is a medium-hot, cherry chilli, so called due to its round shape - about  2cm across. It loses about 60% of its heat when cooked making it great stuffed with mozzarella and anchovies and then grilled. The general rule with chillies is the poorer the soil it is planted in, the hotter the chilli.

Average contents 300 seeds. Sow Feb-Jun.

 

Chilly Chilli Seeds (F1 - Heatless)

Size: SEEDSCC

Price : £3.00

This small (20cm high), attractive plant is a riot of bright orange and red with clusters of heatless fruits maturing to 6cm long. Ideal for children to grow, and good for salads.

Harvest: Pick when they turn red - about 70days from potting-on.

Heat: none to very little

Contents: An average of 20 seeds per packet.

Also available as a pot plant (July onwards)
 



Espelette Chilli Seeds

Size: SEEDSESPELETTE

Price : £2.50

The Espelette pepper is from the Basque region of France where it is mainly used to make a bright-red chilli powder to add to soups, stews and many other regional dishes.

The plant produces a heavy crop of fruits about 13cm long and 3cm wide on a plant growing to about 50cm. The fruits ripen green to red.

Heat level: 4000-6000 scoville units.

Average contents: 20 seeds.

 


Fatalii Chilli Seeds

Size: SEEDSFAT

Price : £2.00

Out of stock - back soon.

This Habanero from Africa has bright yellow fruits up to 6cm long and 4cm wide produced on a shrubby bush up to 70cm tall x 70cm wide. The fruits are ready to pick at around 100 days after the seedlings have been potted on, and the plant will continue cropping as long as suitable conditions are maintained. The fruits are very hot - from 100,000 to 300,000 Scoville units.

Contents: 20 seeds per packet



Also available as a seedling (April to May)
 

Fresno Supreme Chilli Seeds

Size: SEEDSFRES

Price : £1.50

In the USA, this is a very popular general-purpose chilli. The plant produces copious conical-shaped 8cm chillies with a heat of about 5000-6000 Scoville heat units. Very easy to grow and gives a good supply of red or green chillies for general purpose cooking and fresh salsa.

Heat: 6000 Scoville heat units.

Average contents 20 seeds.

 

 

Frigitello Pepper - Sweet Pepper

Size: SEEDSFRIG

Price : £1.99

RHS 'AGM' AWARD WINNER. Frigitello Peppers; famous Neapolitan/Southern Italian pepper often grilled or fried whole and is probably the most well known by Italians of all their peppers. Long, bull horn type peppers.

Very productive plant. The sweet fruits have all the appearance of a hot pepper. Fruits 14cm long.

Average contents: 220 seeds. Sow Feb-May. 

 



Hot Chocolate Habanero Chilli Seeds

Size: SEEDSCH

Price : £1.50

This is a stunning scotch bonnet / habanero type originating from Jamaica. Similar in appearance to other Habanero chillies but chocolate brown in colour. The fruits are extremely hot, up to 600,000 scoville units. The bushes grow large with strong woody stems. Sometimes difficult to germinate, but well worth the effort.

Contains an average of 20 seeds per packet



Now also available as a seedling (April to May)
 

Hungarian Wax Chilli Seeds

Size: SEEDSHHW

Price : £1.50

This plant is amazingly prolific and very easy to grow. The crisp, fleshy fruits are up to 11cm in length with a mild heat. The fruits are good for chopping into a stir fry or for frying/grilling whole. The fruits are normally harvested yellow to keep the plant fruiting, but if left on the bush they will ripen to orange. The first crop is ready for picking about 70 days from potting on.

We have found that this plant has a tendency to fruit a little too early, which can stunt its early growth. If this happens, simply pick off the first few fruits to allow the plant to develop a little longer.

Heat: 2000 Scoville heat units

Average contents 20 seeds.

 



Also available as a seedling (April to May)
 

Jalapeno Chilli Seeds

Size: SEEDSJAL

Price : £1.40

The Jalapeño (Capsicum Annuum) is probably the mostly widely know chilli variety in the world. The chilli gets its name from the town of Jalapa in the Mexican state of Veracruz – although not grown there, it was imported from neighbouring regions and marketed there. In Mexico, only the pickled fruit is called a Jalapeño; the fresh chilli is known as a Cuaresmño.

The fruits are conical, thick-walled and typically sold and used green. They usually ripen to red and develop a distinctive ‘corking’ pattern (light coloured scars) as they reach full size.

Fresh Jalapenos are usually consumed in salsas, thinly sliced for nachos or pizza toppings, or pickled to preserve.  When ripe, they are often smoked and dried and are then called Chipotle and used to flavour sauces, soups and stews.

Recipe: Poppers - Slice fruits in half lengthwise, de-seed, fill halves with cream cheese, re-assemble chillies, dip in whisked egg, dip in breadcrumbs. Put in freezer for 2 hours, then deep fry and drain. Serve warm.

The plants are upright, 3 to 4 feet tall with woody stems. The fruits take about 75 days from sowing to harvest with each plant producing 20 to 30 fruits which are typically 6 to 8cm long and 2 to 3cm wide and conical. The plants usually need some support as they start to fruit to avoid branches being broken by the weight of fruit.

This variety of Jalapeno produce large fruits which have a heat level of around 6000-8000 scoville units.

Average contents: 20 seeds.



Also available as a seedling (April to May)
 


Kung Pao Chilli Seeds (F1)

Size: SEEDSKP

Price : £3.20

Out of stock - back soon.

A wonderful plant covered in elegant, 12cm-long and narrow fruits, ripening to red. A tall plant (50cm) with an abundant crop. These thin-walled fruits are ideal for drying and for use in Asian cooking.

Harvest: Pick when they turn red - about 85 days from potting-on.

Heat: 10,000 Scovile heat units.

Average contents 20 seeds.

 


Masquerade Chilli Seeds (F1)

Size: SEEDSMASQ

Price : £2.40

Out of stock - back soon.

A very early variety with a unique colour pattern. 4cm long fruits starting purple and ripening to bright red through yellow and orange. Attractive flowers - larger than most chilli plant flowers and tinged with purple.

A good choice for growing indoors growing to 25 to 45cm.

Heat: 60,000 to 70,000 Scoville heat units.

Average contents 20 seeds. 



Also available as a pot plant (July onwards)
 



Orange Habanero Chilli Seeds

Size: SEEDSOH

Price : £1.50

This is the most commonly grown Habanero and one of the easiest to grow. The fruits are up to 2.5cm x 4cm and are produced on a shrubby bush up to 70cm tall x 70cm wide. The fruits are ready to pick at around 100 days after the seedlings have been potted on, and the plant will continue cropping as long as suitable conditions are maintained. This is probably the most prolific habanero variety we have grown. The fruits are very hot - up to 350,000 Scoville units.

Contents: 20 seeds per packet



Also available as a seedling or a pot plant.
 

Paper Lantern Habanero Chilli Seeds

Size: SEEDSPLHAB

Price : £1.62

Early fruiting  and productive red habanero. Elongated, lantern-shaped fruits are 5-7cm long. Tall plants with a colourful display through the summer as the fruits change from lime green through orange to scarlet red as they ripen.

The fruits are ready to pick at around 90 days after the seedlings have been potted on, and the plant will continue cropping as long as suitable conditions are maintained. The fruits are very hot - up to 350,000 Scoville units.

Contents: 20 seeds per packet

 



Piccante Calabrese

Size: SEEDSCALAB

Price : £2.50

AKA Small Cherry. These chillies are round, hot and traditionally stuffed with tuna and arranged into jars of olive oil. Also great for stuffing as they will lose half their heat when cooked but have an excellent flavour of the fruit itself. Cut out the stalk and with a tea spoon remove the seeds before stuffing. Not for use where heat is a priority, but has more flavour than a traditional long chilli (which would be used for heat).

Heat: 10,000 to 20,000 Scoville units.

Average seeds, 125 per packet.
 

Pimientos de Padron Chilli Seeds

Size: SEEDSPAD

Price : £1.50

These peppers are traditionally picked immature (usually when about 5cm long) before they have developed any heat. You may have seen the fruits in Spain or in a Spanish Tapas bars; they are usually quickly fried in olive oil and sea salt and served hot. There is a Pimientos de Padrón recipe on this link.

The plants can grow to 2m high and produce a perpetual crop throughout the summer provided you keep picking them. If left to mature, the fruits turn a light red and grow to about 10cm long and 4cm wide at the shoulder.

Heat: very mild if picked early,  3,000 Scoville heat units if left to mature.

Average contents 20 seeds.

 



Also available as a seedling (April to May)
 

Poinsettia Chilli Seeds

Size: SEEDSPOIN

Price : £2.50

Out of stock - back soon.

Like its namesake, the crown of this plant bears clusters of brilliant red peppers arranged in a circle - like the petals of a poinsettia. Thin, 3-inch long chillies point upwards through dark green foliage, making for a very pretty plant. The fruit is very hot. Well suited for growing in pots.

Heat: 2,000 Scoville units.

Average contents 20 seeds.

 


Purple Jalapeno Chilli Seeds

Size: SEEDSPURPLEJAL

Price : £2.50

Purple Jalapeno turns dark purple and stays that way for a long time before finally ripening to an oxblood red. The Fruits are about the same size as regular jalapeno, with the same thick walls and fiery heat. Great for use in salsas and very attractive pickled with a mixture of other jalapeno colours.

Fresh Jalapenos are usually consumed in salsas, thinly sliced for nachos or pizza toppings, or pickled to preserve. When ripe, they are often smoked and dried and are then called Chipotle and used to flavour sauces, soups and stews.

Recipe: Poppers - Slice fruits in half lengthwise, de-seed, fill halves with cream cheese, re-assemble chillies, dip in whisked egg, dip in breadcrumbs. Put in freezer for 2 hours, then deep fry and drain. Serve warm.

The plants are upright, 3 to 4 feet tall with woody stems. The fruits take about 75 days from sowing to harvest with each plant producing 20 to 30 fruits which are typically 6 to 8cm long and 2 to 3cm wide and conical. The plants usually need some support as they start to fruit to avoid branches being broken by the weight of fruit.

Heat level: 6000-8000 scoville units.

Average contents: 20 seeds.

 

Purple Princess

Size: SEEDSPURPRINCESS

Price : £3.00

This is a very attractive chilli plant that produces an abundance of chillies - ideal as a pot plant for indoors. The fruits are early ripening, hot cooking chillies.

Compact plant with greeny-violet leaves. Produces dark green fruits which grow pointing upwards and ripen reddy-violet. Voted 10th hottest by BBC Gardeners World in 2006 trial.

Average contents 25 seeds.



Also available as a pot plant (July onwards)
 

Red Habanero Chilli Seeds

Size: SEEDSRH

Price : £1.50

This bright-red Habanero plant produces large fruits up to 5cm long and 4cm and are produced on a shrubby bush up to 70cm tall x 70cm wide. The fruits are ready to pick at around 100 days after the seedlings have been potted on, and the plant will continue cropping as long as suitable conditions are maintained. The fruits are very hot - up to 350,000 Scoville units.

Contents: 20 seeds per packet



Now also available as a seedling (April to May)
 

Red Scotch Bonnet Chilli Seeds

Size: SEEDSSB

Price : £1.50

The famous Scotch Bonnet is named for its resemblance to a Tam o'shanter hat. The flavour is similar to other 'Habanero' types and the fruits are used to make hot sauces throughout the Caribbean.

Capsicum chinense species, Heat : 200,000 SHU, Red fruits about 4cm long.

Contains an average of 20 seeds per packet

Now also available as a seedling (April to May)

 

Ring of Fire Chilli Seeds

Size: SEEDSROF

Price : £1.50

Ring of Fire is a hot cayenne type which is very quick to mature. We grow a lot of these on the farm and it is always the first hot chilli to ripen. It grows on an upright bush and can be picked green or red. This is a very productive plant.

Heat: 70,000 to 80,000 Scoville units.

Contains an average of 20 seeds per packet.

 



Also available as a seedling (April to May)
 

Santa Fe Grande Chilli Seeds

Size: SEEDSSFG

Price : £1.50

This is one of our favourite varieties - easy to grow, amazingly productive, early cropping and a well proportioned and attractive bush. The conical-shaped 7cm-long chillies that are normally harvested yellow, but will ripen to red if left on the bush. This plant is very quick to produce full-sized fruit (65 days from potting on) and keeps on fruiting as long as conditions are favourable. The fruits are milder than Jalapenos at  around 5000 Scoville units and the flavour is sometimes said to be similar to melon. These thick-fleshed chillies are good for salsa, pizza toppings and make great chilli poppers (stuffed with cheese and grilled or baked).

Heat: 5,000 Scoville heat units.

Average contents 20 seeds.



Also available as a seedling (April to May)
 

Serrano Chilli Seeds

Size: SEEDSSER

Price : £1.50

This is a traditional Mexican salsa chilli; they look like slender Jalapenos, but are a little hotter. The fruits grow on an upright, hairy and woody-stemmed plant that is hardier than most chilli varieties, making it a good choice for overwintering. The abundant fruits are up to 9cm long and reach full size in 75 days from potting on. The variety we sell produces longer fruits than the typical Serrano. Perfect for a greenhouse bed.

Heat: 10,000 Scoville heat units

Average contents 20 seeds.



Also available as a seedling (April to May)
 




Tepin Chilli Seeds

Size: SEEDSTEP

Price : £1.50

This is the original wild Mexican chilli from which most modern chillies originate. It is notorious for being difficult to germinate, but we have not had a problem. The plant has delicate stems with very fine leaves. The hot fruits are tiny globes (7-8mm diameter) and don't appear untill late in the season.

Contents: an average of 20 seeds per packet.

 

 

Thai Hot Chilli Seeds

Size: SEEDSTH

Price : £2.40

Extremely hot variety originally from Thailand. Plants become covered with 1-1/2 inch long peppers that are green at first but ripen to red. Both colors appear on the plant at the same time making this variety ornamental as well as edible. Thin fleshed peppers are used especially in Oriental dishes.
 

The 'Magnificent 7' Chilli Seeds

Size: SEEDS7

Price : £11.00

7 of our best selling seeds, with a saving of £1.20 over buying them individually. Includes:-  Aji Limon, Sante Fe Grande,  Paper Lantern Habanero,Ring Of Fire, Joe's Long, Purple Jalapeno and Hungarian Hot Wax.

Every Magnificent-7 seed selection comes with full printed instructions.

Contains an average of 20 seeds per packet (140 seeds in all).

 

 

Topepo rosso - Sweet Pepper

Size: SEEDSTOPEPO

Price : £1.99

Topepo rosso means 'red tomato pepper'. This pepper is an RHS 'AGM' AWARD WINNER.

The mature pepper looks like a small beef tomato (fruits 8cm wide) and has a great flavour. This pepper has thick flesh and is ideal for stuffing and grilling. A classic recipe is to stuff with mozzarella and anchovies or meat and grill.

Average contents 225 seeds. Sow in trays from Feb - May, produces a compact and very productive plant.

 



White Habanero Chilli Seeds

Size: SEEDSWH

Price : £1.50

This white habanero fruit starts green and ripens to light-yellow/creamy-white colour. The fruits are smaller than other varieties (about 2cm long), growing on bushes about 40cm high.

Harvest: When fruits ripen to 'white' - about 110 days after potting-on.

Heat: 200,000 - 250,000 scoville units.

Contents: An average of 20 seeds per packet.
 

'Top 10' Chilli Seeds

Size: SEEDS10

Price : £15.00

10 of our best selling seeds. Includes:- Twilight (hot),Jalapeno(medium), Cherry Bomb(medium), Long Slim Cayenne (hot), Fresno (medium), Serrano(med-hot), Santa fe Grande (medium), Aji Limon (hot), Red Habanero (very hot),Hungarian Hot Wax (medium).

Every 'Top 10' seed selection comes with full printed instructions.

Contains an average of 20 seeds per packet (200 seeds in all).

 

 

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