Classic Chefs Chillies Set 1 The hottest chillies from around the world

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Jalapeño (Green or Purple)

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Thai Demon

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Cayenne Early

Classic Chef's Chilli Plants Set 1 £11.95

10% Off pre-orders, March ’18
The Classic Chef's Set includes three of the world's favourite culinary chillies.

The Classic Chef's Set 1 includes some of the world's favourite chillies. Chosen from three different regions, this trio will give you the foundations to classic chilli cuisine. All three chillies are amongst the easiest to grow and quickest to fruit, producing good crops of distinctive, fresh pods.
1 x Jalapeno Chilli Plant (green or purple)
1 x Cayenne
1 x Thai Demon Plant
Please allow up to 7 days for delivery.

Interesting Facts

Cayenne is a fast and prolific producer of hot pods. It is always amongst the first chilli plants to produce ripened pods, with the Jalapeno not far behind. Thai Demon is a quite compact plant that is quite ornamental as well as a prolific producer of very hot pods. The Classic Chef's Set 1 includes some of the world's favourite chillies.

This trio includes some really hot variants of some classic chillies, so you get more punch for your pounds. The Thai Demon and Cayenne are super culinary chillies. The Mexican Jalapeno is one of the world's best known chillies. With its shiny, fleshy pods and distinctive sharp flavour, its not difficult to see why its also one of the world's favourites. Cayennes are probably the most ubiquitous chilli type, with hundreds are variants grown around the world.

Jalapenos are a Mexican staple, eaten raw, stuffed, smoked, added into chilli, tacos, soups, sauces and salsas. This prolific plant is easy to grow and will do well on a sunny patio. It is fast to produce its distinctive, fresh-flavoured pods. Cayenne chillies are extremely versatile in the kitchen and prolific in the garden or greenhouse; classic tapered pods that look good enough to eat!

Thai Demon is a must have plant for any lovers of Far Eastern Cuisine. The plants produce an abundance of superhot, sharp flavoured birdseye pods; a staple of Far Eastern cuisine. Hot, flavoursome and easy to grow, these chillies are versatile enough to slip into most types of cooking. Thai Demon is a superhot Thai birdseye that will quickly become a staple of your kitchen garden.

Three classic chillies for different world cuisines. From Thai soups and stir fries, to Chilli Con Carne and Tacos, this collection will add a little chilli zest to your cooking!

Region of Origin - (Hybridisation)

Jalapeno - Mexico
Cayenne - Guiana
Thai Demon - Thailand

Heatscale in Scoville Units (SHU)

Jalapeno 5,000
Cayenne 40,000SHU
Thai Demon 150,000

Growth History

Germinated in giant 50mm jiffy pellets. Approx height 10-12cm. Limited Stock. Delivery mid April 2015
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All sizes are approximate. Please note that annuum varieties tend to be more leggy whilst chinense varieties more stocky.

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Potting on Your Chilli Plants

Your chilli plants will arrive ready to be transplanted into their final pots. Most chillies are best suited to a 12-15 litre pot but be a bit flexible here for giants or dwarf varieties. Use a free draining compost mix to fill the pot, make a hole and pop in the plant. If you have an ordinary compost, mix with a little grit or sand. Firm down and give a good watering.

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By this stage an unheated greenhouse should suffice. This is obviously dependent on the weather. Chillies don’t like the cold and shouldn’t be left unprotected if the temperature is going to go down below 10oC. If you are quick off the mark and have your chillies arriving in March, keep indoors or in a heated greenhouse until the risk of frost has passed.

Chilli plants do not like sitting in wet soil, so keep it moist but not over-wet. Feed with a seaweed feed or dedicated chilli feed at the suggested rate. Keep an eye out for any pests or problems. These are best dealt with early on. Prevention is obviously better than cure, so keep plants well spaced and well ventilated. Remove any dead leaves or rotting plant material.

In the summer months, hardier chillies can be placed outside in a sheltered spot or on a warm patio. Acclimatize them slowly, bringing them in at night for the first week or whenever the temperature threatens to drop. Chinense varieties prefer the shelter of a greenhouse and will not flourish outside. Use a cane to support the plants as they grow if necessary.

encouraging fruit

Your chilli plants will produce chillies on each of their sidestems so the more sidestems you have, the more fruit your plant will produce. You can encourage sidestems by placing plants temporarily onto their side causing them to try to grow upright by throwing out a number of sidestems.

Chillies can be pollinated by bees but failing that, they are also self-pollinating, so a gentle shake of flowers will help ensure that they set. Once your chillies start to flower, switch to a high potassium feed such as a tomato feed.

If you want a bumper crop of pods, feed at the suggested rate. However if you want to get really hot chillies, you need to stress your plants. Feed at half the suggested rate and keep letting your plants dry out, watering them only small amounts as they start to wilt. This will get you a smaller crop of superhot pods.

World of Chillies wishes you success with your chilli plants and hopes that you will enjoy growing and consuming them as much as we do!
Pre-order for a 10% discount on our 1st dispatch of Early-start Plugs (19th Feb - 4th March ’18) & Plants (19th March - 1st April).
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Founded by Sarah Hunt in 2008, World of Chillies is an online chilli shop specialising in chilli plants, seeds, gifts, dried chillies and sauces.

We are dedicated to the pursuit of everything that is hot and great.

We stock an extensive range of chilli plugs and plants varieties from around the world. VAT reg 223 1269 42
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