Growing Chilli Peppers

Start off in a seed propagator and keep seeds at a constant 20C in January


Chilli Seeds

This black seed comes from the chilli named Alberto’s Locoto.  It is a rare chilli and the plants have lovely furry leaves with purple flowers.  The little fruits are delicious, starting off green and changing colour to red.  They are not too hot, so good in sauces, pasta dishes and for making chilli jam.  The seeds are really easy to remove too.

28th February 2018

Transferring from the house to the polytunnel – 24th May 2018

All in pots – the chilli plants are left in their large pots and not transplanted into the ground.

A range of new chillis, all grown from seed in the polytunnel this year. They love being sheltered by all the tomato plants – July 2018

Jalapeño Chilli 2,500. – 8000 on the Scoville Scale. Will turn red. Picture above

Scotch Bonnet picture below

Scotch Bonnet chillis developing here, picture above

Scotch Bonnet Chilli – 100,000-350,000 on Scoville scale

Piros chilli below

Piros (above)  Piros – a large chilli pepper – medium hot – similar to Scotch Bonnet on Scoville scale 100,000-350,000

Dorset Zinger picture below

Dorset Zinger (above)

Dorset Zinger – a very very hot chilli – 970,000 on the Scoville scale- can’t wait to see these chillis

Naga Morich (above)

Naga Morich – extremely extremely hot – 1,000,000- 1,500,000 on Scoville scale

Alberto’s Locoto Rocoto below

This one isn’t too hot but it’s delicious – the seed was bought from the real seed company

Alberto’s Locoto Rocoto – lovely in salad hot sweet chilli- rare – black seeds easy to remove – 30,000 on the Scoville scale (pictured above)

Bangalore Torpedo below

Bangalore Torpedo

Bangalore Torpedo- a twisty knarled chilli- 30,000-50,000 on the Scoville scale – turn red – great all rounder, for chillis, pizza, not too fiery

August 2018

Bangalore Torpedo

Scotch Bonnet

Dorset Zinger below

Piros pictured below


Naga Morich – developing nicely