Our Chillies

We grow about 14 different cultivars of chillies (most of them Habanero cultivars) and can supply bulk, fresh chillies during the growing season.

Jalapeno

Scoville Heat Units: 3 500- 8 000

Origin: Mexico

Size: 5-10cm

Jalapenos tend to get hotter as they ripen. Peppers that have more corking on them (the brown cracks that appear) tend to be hotter than those that are flawless in appearance. Unfavourable  conditions affect the amount of capsaicin that is produced by the plant (as chilli plants release capsaicin into their cells as a form of 'self defense').

Jalapeno Peppers

Cayenne

Scoville Heat Units: 30 000 to 50 000

Origin: Cayenne, French Guiana (South America)

Size: 10-25cm

The red Cayenne is the most widely known and used cayenne, however they do also come in yellow or purple varieties, 

Although generally powdered or sold as flakes, they can also be used fresh and have a strong, peppery flavour. 

Cayenne Chillies

Habanero

Scoville Heat Units: 100 000- 350 000

Origin: The Amazon rainforest

Size:2-6cm

 

Habaneros come in a vast array of colours and heat levels. Although typically red or orange, they can also be found in shades of white, brown, yellow, green or even purple!

 

 Generally fruity in taste, they become bitter and milder if overwatered. Both the ghost pepper and the Carolina reaper are actually cultivars of Habaneros.

Habaneros

Thai

Scoville Heat Units: 75 000- 150 000

Origin: French Guiana (South America)

Size: 8-13cm

This chilli is actually a golden cayenne, and was spread around the globe by Portuguese and Spanish merchants and explorers back in the 15th and 16th century.

They have a citrus-like flavour and much like cayenne, are often sold in powdered form. 

Thai (yellow Cayenne) Chillies