Classic Chefs Chilli Plugs The hottest chillies from around the world

Stacks Image 51301
Stacks Image 62788

Jalapeño

Stacks Image 62794

Thai Demon

Stacks Image 62791

Cayenne

Stacks Image 62809

Pusa Jwala

Stacks Image 19529

Lemon Aji

Stacks Image 767879

Piri Piri

Classic Chef's Chillies (six plugs) £11.95

6x super hot chilli plugs supplied (approx height 7-8cm)

The Classic Chef's Collection includes some of the world's favourite classic chillies. If you're into cooking they you'll be able to get your hands on the great classic chillies that will bring your dishes alive. You can freeze, pickle or dry your surplus crop for a year round supply.
1 x Jalapeno Chilli Plug
1 x Cayenne Chilli Plug
1 x Thai Demon Plug
1 x Lemon Aji Chilli Plug
1 x Pusa Jwala Chilli Plug
1 x Piri Piri Chilli Plug

Interesting Facts


If you know anything about chillies, you will need little introduction to these chillies.

The Jalapeno is a very distinctive chilli from Mexico; the Ring of Fire is one of the most flavoursome and prolific Cayenne chilli plants types and the Superhot Thai Demon is, pretty much as described, a seriously hot Thai variety. 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.

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!

Superheat Thai 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.

Lemon Aji are a Peruvian speciality, hot and sharp with a distinct lemon flavour. Easy to grow and prolific plants make these a pleasure to grow with their bright yellow, almost luminescent pods.

Piri Piri, one of the world's greats, hailing from southern Africa but made famous by the Portuguese. It's hot, sharp flavour a perfect accompaniment to searing chicken and fish dishes.

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.

Region of Origin - (Hybridisation)


Jalapeno - Mexico
Cayenne - Guiana
Superhot Thai Demon - Thailand
Lemon Aji - Peru
Pusa Jwala - India
Piri Piri - Southern Africa

Heatscale in Scoville Units (SHU)


Jalapeno - 5,000
Cayenne - 40,000
Superhot Thai Demon - 150,000
Pusa Jwala - 40,000
Piri Piri - 100,000
Lemon Aji - 50,000


potting on chilli plants

These plugs are already large and will need to be potted on as soon as possible. Your chilli plugs will need to be potted on into something around an 8cm, intermediary pots, prior to being transplanted into their final pots.

Most chillies are best suited to a 5+ litre pot but be a bit flexible here for giants or dwarf varieties. You can go as much as 10+ or more for really big 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.

growing on chilli plants

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.

Sign Up For Chilli Newsletter

Just add your name and email address below and we will email you the Chilli Club newsletter and special offers.




Close
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
LOCATION
Hastings, East Sussex, U.K.

GMT — Greenwich Mean Time