About Us

SDCF Team. Steve, Heather Kaz and Martin (left to right)We are ....everything Chilli, from Seed to Sauce!

......not forgetting our chilli chocolates, of course!

Here on our 10 acre farm in sunny South Devon, we are passionate about growing, cooking, eating and talking about chillies. We love all the subtle flavours on offer from chillies as well as, of course, the chilli heat!

Established in 2001, we have been perfecting our growing techniques and using chillies to create unique taste creations in the form of chilli sauces, chilli preserves and chilli chocolates. Our award-winning chilli goodies range from mild to extreme and lots in between!

Here on our website we want to share our chilli passion and know-how, so you too can: grow them, eat them, love them! You can also visit us at our farm Shop and Cafe, which is open all year round, where you can "try before you buy".

During the growing season, you can buy plants and fresh chillies and wander through our Show Tunnel with around 200 varieties of chilli plants on display. Each year we plant about 10,000 chilli crop plants which produce a whopping 10 tonne harvest. We also grow hundreds of plants to be sold as seedling plugs and pot plants.

South Devon Chilli Farm Plant Nursery mid-summer

We are proud of our products and are pleased to be able say we have a few celebrity fans out there too: Gillian Anderson (from the X Files and The Fall) has said, "Still the best chilli choc I have ever tasted and believe me I have sought it out and been gifted it around the world!"

We have also been recommended by Jamie Oliver as a supplier of chillies. Jamie says, "As you know I am a Chilli freak and these guys grow the best in the country."

Tom Parker-Bowles, food writer and confirmed chilli lover has recommended our products in his Sunday Mail Column and Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall commented on our impressive range of chillies. As well as in the press, you may have seen us on TV: "BBC Gardeners World", "BBC Country File", "Escape to the Country", "Hungry Sailors" with Dick and James Strawbridge, "Hook it, Cook it" with Nathan Outlaw and "Grow your Own Drugs" with James Wong - to name just a few! You may also have seen some of our chillies used by Rick Stein on his TV series, "Road to Mexico."