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A Chilli Pepper is a fruit of the Capsicum family. It can be red, green or yellow in colour and varies from mild to extremely hot depending on variety and growing conditions. The heat level is measured by Scoville Heat Units (SHU).




Chilli Pepper: Bestsellers and current offers in the UK

The best chilli pepper in the UK: Our selection

8 varieties of hot and spicy chilli seeds

This chilli growing kit is the perfect way to add some spice to your life. With 8 varieties of hot and spicy chilli seeds, 10 wooden plant markers and a chilli growing guide, this sustainable gift is perfect for anyone who loves a bit of heat.

Pizza Chilli: Easy to Grow, Mild and Tasty

This chilli is easy to grow and probably the most famous in the world. Also known as the pizza chilli, it has a mild and tasty flavour. The attractive bright green and red fruits make it a great addition to any dish.

Organic Seeds for Planting

This is a professional quality seed supply of Soil Association registered and certified organic seeds. The packet contains enough seeds to sow 3in pots with quality seed compost. Sow the seeds 1/4″ deep, keep moist and expect germination in 10-21 days at 70 degrees Fahrenheit. Temperature is critical for germination so make sure to maintain a consistent temperature. Transplant the seedlings to individual containers when they have at least two pairs of leaves and are 4-5 inches tall. Plant them 18″ apart in a greenhouse or conservatory with the root ball 1/2″ below the soil surface. Keep moist and feed when flowering with tomato type fertiliser. Harvest when fruits have reached full size and full colour.

10-21 Day Germination Time – Perfect for the Greenhouse Gardener

This product is perfect for the greenhouse or conservatory gardener who wants to get a head start on the growing season. With a germination time of only 10-21 days and an optimum soil temperature of 70 degrees Fahrenheit, these seeds will be up and growing in no time. The spacing and planting depth are just right for getting a good yield of healthy plants, and with a little care they will be ready to harvest in 85 to 95 days.

Chilli Pepper: Frequently asked questions

What types of Chilli Pepper are there and what determines a good product?

There are many types of chilli peppers, but the most popular ones include Jalapeno Peppers, Habanero Peppers and Cayenne Pepper.

A good Chilli Pepper is one that has a high Scoville Rating. The higher the rating, the hotter it will be.

Who should use a Chilli Pepper?

Anyone who wants to add a little spice into their life. If you like spicy food, but want something that is not too hot, then the Chilli Pepper may be for you.

Based on what criteria should you buy a Chilli Pepper?

There are several factors to consider when buying a Chilli Pepper. The most important factor is the heat level of the pepper, followed by taste and appearance. Most people buy peppers based on their heat levels (mild, medium or hot). However it’s more important that you purchase a variety that tastes good to you than one with an extreme amount of heat. If your goal is just to get as much spice in your food as possible then choose whatever has the highest Scoville rating available but if you want something tasty too then read on.

The first thing you should look out for is the colour of the pepper. A red or orange coloured Chilli Pepper indicates that it contains capsaicin, which makes them hot and spicy. Green chillies are not as hot but they have a more distinct flavour than their red counterparts. Yellow peppers contain less capsaicin than green ones, making them milder in taste and spicier when compared to green ones. White chillies do not contain any heat at all so if you want something really spicy then go with a Red Chilli Pepper.

What are the advantages and disadvantages of a Chilli Pepper?

Advantages

Chilli Peppers are a great way to add flavour and spice to your cooking. They can be used in all kinds of dishes, from stir-fries and curries through to soups or even desserts.

Disadvantages

It is very hot.

Shopping Guide: Everything you need to know

Which brands and manufacturers are represented in our review?

In our review, we present products from various manufacturers and suppliers. The list includes products from the following brands and manufacturers, among others:

  • The Little Trees Bees & Seeds Company
  • Ceylon Cinnamon
  • Spicentice Ltd

What is the price range of the featured products?

The cheapest Chilli Pepper in our review costs around pounds and is ideal for customers who are conscious about their money. However, those who are willing to spend more money for better quality can also spend around pounds for one of the more expensive products.

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