World Hottest Chilli Plant Set 1 The hottest chillies from around the world

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Orange Habanero

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Fatalii

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Scotch Bonnet Red

World's Hottest Chilli Plants Set 1 £11.95

A trio of some of the world's classic hot chillies.

These chillies are grown as much for their intense flavours as their heat and include the classic Orange Habanero from Mexico, the fruity Caribbean Scotch Bonnet and the extra hot African Fatalii. All will add a searing chilli kick and a warm, fruity flavour to your meal.
1 x Orange Habanero Chilli Plant
1 x Scotch Bonnet Chilli Plant
1 x Fatalii Chilli Plant
Allow up to 5 working days for delivery.

Interesting Facts


The name Habanero literally means ‘from Havana’ although most actually come from Mexico. Scotch Bonnets and Habaneros come from the same family of chillies and there are hundreds of variants around the world, including the three in this trio. They are popular in Asia, Africa, Central and South America and becoming increasingly so in Europe as well.

This is a classic trio of hot chillies, essential to any chilli plant collection. They are all quite easy to grow if you have a greenhouse and good producers of hot pods. Scotch Bonnets are commercially available but the difference in flavour between a shop bought pods, flown in from central Africa and a fresh pod straight from the plant is quite pronounced. A classic chilli that is becoming very popular for its fruity heat. Great with any kind of chicken dish (pop a couple into a roast chicken) and Caribbean Cuisine.

Orange Habaneros are similar in heat to Scotch Bonnet and also fruity to taste, but the flavour is much more refined, less robust. These are my personal favourite chillies in the world, loelvy to grow, beautiful to look at and quite versatile to cook with.

Fatalii are relatives of the Habanero and have a similar heat level. They are fruity in flavour but the taste is more citrusy than the Caribbean chillies. They have a beautiful colour which they impart into food. Beautiful crumpled wedges that turn from lime green to canary yellow.

Region of Origin - (Hybridisation)


Scotch Bonnet – Caribbean
Habanero – Yucatan, Mexico
Fatalii – Central Afican Republic

Heatscale in Scoville Units (SHU)


Orange Habanero – 350,000
Scotch Bonnet - 325,000
Fatalii – 350,000

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!

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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