Classic Chefs Chillies Set 2 The hottest chillies from around the world

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Pusa Jwala

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Piri Piri

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Lemon Aji

Classic Chef's Chilli Plants Set 2 £10.95

The Classic Chef's Set 2 includes three more of the world's favourite culinary chillies.

The Classic Chef's Set 2 includes some slightly more unusual but none the less distinctive chillies. Hailing from three very different regions, these chillies are integral to their region's cuisine, each with their own unique flavour.
1 x Piri Piri Chilli Plant
1 x Pusa Jwala Chilli Plant
1 x Lemon Aji Chilli Plant
Please allow up to 7 days for delivery.

Interesting Facts


This trio includes three of the world's classic chilli types with their own distinct flavours and uses. They are relatively easy to grown and will fruit on a sunny patio, although the Pequin would definitely benefit from a greenhouse, conservatory or sunny windowsill.

Piri Piri, one of the world's favourite chillies from southern Africa. The sharp little sticks of dynamite are the perfect accompaniment to fish and chicken dishes. Plants grow feral around South Africa and Mozambique.

Pusa Jwala is not only a great all rounder for Indian cuisine, it is also a surprisingly beautiful plant with its cascade of crumpled pods and delicate foliage. India is the world's largest producer, consumer and exporter of chillies and Pusa Jwala is one of its favourites. Pusa Jwala is a a profilic producer of long, hot, cayenne-type pods. It is quite ornamental in its habit, with crumpled pods ripening from lime green to hot red. Pusa Jwala is a popular chilli in India and used for a range of curry dishes.

The Lemon Aji is one our most popular plants and its not difficult to see why. Gorgeous bright yellow pods grow in abundance over large, vine-like baccatum plants. They are easy to grow in a greenhouse and reward you with a large crop of hot, citrus-flavoured pods. Coming from Peru which has a variable climate, they have a long growing season. A real winner!

Region of Origin - (Hybridisation)


Lemon Aji - Peru
Siri Piri - South Africa & Mozambique
Pusa Jwala - India

Heatscale in Scoville Units (SHU)


Piri Piri 100,000SHU
Lemon Aji 50,000SHU
Pusa Jwala 30,000SHU

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!

About Us
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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