Chilli Seeds and Planting
A range of chilli seeds covering most bases. With every chilli variety having its own interesting traits it’s hard to select a variety that fit around your lifestyle or within the heat band for you and perhaps your family too. With our range of seeds and the advice within this site we’ll be able to help you select the right variety for your needs. For each variety we’ll give you an idea of how tall the plant might grow, in what band of heat the fruit will to be in, how difficult the seeds are to germinate the seeds and what the fruit will look like.
- 1,641,183 Scovilles
The hottest chilli pepper is the Carolina Reaper, grown by Ed Currie of PuckerButt Pepper Company (USA), which rates at an average of 1,641,183 Scoville Heat Units
The Carolina Reaper is now the Guinness World Record Holder as the Worlds Hottest Chilli Pepper averaging 1,641,183 Scovilles
The Carolina Reaper looks good, tastes good and the heat will knock you over. It has a fruity sweet aroma and the taste is of chocolate and cherry. 10 Seeds per pack
WARNING: Be careful handling chilli seeds as they can cause a painful burning sensation: Avoid contact with the eyes or any sensitive skin before washing your hands thoroughly.
- 1,200,000 Scovilles
HOT HOT HOT! Warning! A Trinidad scorpion type which put out peppers hotter than Naga types.
Moruga Red has been recorded as over 2 million Scoville heat units but average around 1.2 million. 2 million scoville heat units is the same pungency as police pepper spray – so if you like peppers with punch this is the one for you.
A tall 1m (3 ½ ft) spreading plant which is best grown in a greenhouse in the UK to allow enough time for the peppers to ripen and its heat units to develop although maximum heat will only be achieved if England experiences a long hot summer again.
Moruga Red requires some support to hold its branches upright, and must be sown no later than February in a heated propagator at around 30°C. The flavour is delicate, sweet with floral fragrance but the actual tasting process requires considerable care!
- 5,000 Scovilles
Cherry Bomb chillies are bright red and ‘cherry’ shaped with thick fleshy walls that measure about 6cm long by 3cm wide. They rate 2,500 – 5,000 on the Scoville Scale so they have a bit of bite (rather like a Jalapeno’s heat). Cherry Bomb chilli plants are sturdy and fairly compact reaching about 60cm, they are very productive and are quick to fruit.
The chilli pods have thick fleshy walls this make them great for chunky salsas as well as for pickling or roasting in the oven stuffed with cheese & herbs. They also dry incredibly well and look really attractive, we have used them as Christmas decorations they look so good with their origami like papery skins.
Cherry Bomb chilli peppers are real winners! They produce lots of gorgeous cherry shaped peppers that taste good and look good either fresh or dried or pickled. This really is one of our favourite peppers for it excellent all- roundness.
- 1,300,000 Scovilles
Super-hot chillies. British bred. Early maturing. Get ready for something hot, hot, hot in your garden! This British-bred extra-hot hybrid chilli is one of the fieriest chillies on the planet, scoring a mouth-watering 1.3 million on the Scoville scale for measuring heat. For those that enjoy experiencing super-hot chillies and flavouring in dishes, planting Chilli Pepper Armageddon seeds is for you!
Underneath its fearsome reputation, Chilli Pepper Armageddon is an attractive plant producing small uniform-shaped fruits that are also early to mature. The bright red appearance is a sign of their powerful taste and the fruits should be handled with extreme care in the kitchen, using protective gloves and only a small amount at a time.
Your set of Chilli Pepper Armageddon comes with 6 quality seeds that can be sown on the soil surface and lightly covered. Seeds should be sown between January and April for best results with crops typically ready for picking in July, August, September and October.
Once again, Chilli Pepper Armageddon is not for everyone as it packs a potent kick, but if spice, heat and fragrance appeal to you then don’t miss out on this breath-taking seed variety.
We know the value of getting good quality seed. At Chilli Tots we aim for the highest possible germination rates from our seed so you can get a bumper harvest. Why accept anything less?
Before you think about purchasing seeds and having a go at growing a chilli plant it’s worth checking ‘The Guide’ to find out some handy hints on germination and caring for your plant once it’s more mature.