Ornamental Chilli Plants The hottest chillies from around the world

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Bolivian Rainbow

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Aji Omnicolour

Hot and Ornamental Chilli Plant Trio £11.95

10% Off pre-orders, March ’18
The Hot Ornamental Chilli Plant set make the perfect and tasty addition to any garden.

The Hot Ornamental Chilli Plant Set includes three chilli plants that produce pods that are as at home in the garden as they are in the kitchen. The gorgeous Bolivian Rainbow Chilli produces berry-like pods in rainbow colours on delicate plants; Peruvian Purple is a highly ornamental Pequin-type chilli with bi-colour foliage and pretty purple pods and Chinese white produces pretty hooked pods that ripen from white to red.
1 x Bolivian Rainbow Chilli Plant
1 x Orozco Chilli Plant
1 x Aji Omnicolour Chilli Plant
Please allow up to 7 days for delivery.

Interesting Facts

This trio includes chilli plants from around the world that are naturally beautiful as well as producing pods that have some culinary value.

From Bolivia comes one of the world's most beautiful chillies, the Bolivian Rainbow Chilli; a small plant with a deep green, delicate foliage, covered by high summer with hundreds of rainbow coloured teardrop pods. A truly stunning plant that is easy to grow and will flourish on a sunny patio.

Orozco is a highly ornamental heirloom variety from Eastern Europe. Orozco has dark stems and foliage and hot little upright fruits that start out green then turn through a spectrum of colours from purple to orange and red. A lovely patio chilli with edible chillies of mild to medium heat.

Aji Omnicolour are a beautiful compact plant with deep green, bushy foliage. Bullet shaped fruits are hot and tasty and show on the plant in a rainbow of colours.

Region of Origin - (Hybridisation)

Bolivian Rainbow Chilli - Bolivia
Orozco - Eastern Europe
Aji Omnicolour - Peru

Heatscale in Scoville Units (SHU)

Bolivian Rainbow Chilli - 20,000
Takanotsume - untested, approx 50,000
Peruvian Purple - 1000

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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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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