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AFRICAN BIRDSEYE  

Seeds: 15 - 20

Price: $4.00

Region: Africa

Heat Level: 8 - 9

Fruit Matures: green to red

Fruit Size: 2 - 3 cm long

Plant Size: 75 - 90 cm tall 

Description:

The AFRICAN BIRDSEYE (also known as African Bird, Malawi Bird, Zimbabwe Bird, Peri Peri, and Piri Piri) has grown wild throughout Africa for centuries and is now cultivated. These chillies are very pungent with a sharp biting flavour. 


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AJI AMARILLO

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Seeds: 15 - 20

Price: $4.00

Region: Peru

Heat Level: 6  

Fruit Matures: green to deep yellow / orange

Fruit Size: 8 - 12 cm long

Plant Size: 90 - 120 cm tall 

Description:

The AJI AMARILLO is one of the most popular chillies in Peru. It has a crisp flesh and lots of fruity flavour with delicious mango and passionfruit undertones. The title ‘aji’ means ‘chilli’ in Spanish is applied to many of the Peruvian chillies. Aji Amarillo paste is a widely used condiment throughout South America. When dried, this varieity is known as Aji Mirasol and takes on a delicious apricot flavour.       


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AJI LIMON 

Hot Lemon

Seeds: 15 - 20

Price: $4.00


Region: Peru

Heat Level: 6  

Fruit Matures: green to yellow

Fruit Size: 6 cm long

Plant Size: 60 - 90 cm tall 

Description:

The AJI LIMON (aka Lemon Drop, Hot Lemon) is another of the fruity Peruvian chillies. It has a crisp flesh with lots of delicious citrus flavour. An ideal chilli to use fresh due to its texture, flavour and vivid colour. Can also be used in cooking to add hot citrus flavours to any dish.  


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AJI MOCHERO

Aji Mochero

Seeds: 15 - 20

Price: $4.00

Region: Peru

Heat Level: 7 - 8

Fruit Matures: green to yellow

Fruit Size: 5 - 6 cm long

Plant Size: 50 cm tall 

Description:

The AJI MOCHERO (aka Habanero Limon, Beni Highlands) is renowned for being one of the oldest of the Peruvian heirloon varieties, reported to be over 2000 years old according to archaeological records. These chillies are pungent and fruity with delicious citrus undertones. A prolific producer, as well as being a cold tolerant variety as it has grown in the high altitudes of the Andes mountain range for many generations. 

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AJI OMNICOLOUR

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Seeds: 15 - 20

Price: $4.00

Region: Peru

Heat Level: 6 - 7

Fruit Matures: white - yellow - purple blush - orange - red

Fruit Size: 6 cm long

Plant Size: 60 cm tall 

Description:

The AJI OMNICOLOUR has the crisp fruitiness that the Peruvian chillies are renown for. With a delicious citrus undertone, this chilli goes through a number of colours as it ripens on the bush and looks beautiful with all colours showing at once. Can be picked at any colour stage, but will increase in sweetness and heat the longer it is left to ripen. Adds vibrant colour and fruity heat to any dish. 


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AJI PINEAPPLE

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Seeds: 15 - 20

Price: $4.00

Region: Peru

Heat Level: 7 - 8

Fruit Matures: green to deep yellow

Fruit Size: 8 cm long

Plant Size: 60 -90 cm tall 

Description:

The AJI PINEAPPLE is a rare variety that can be compared to the Aji Limon in shape and flavour, but tends to grow larger and is a touch hotter. And while it has a citrus undertone, the predominant aroma and flavour is tropical pineapple. Like the other aji varieties, its crisp fruitiness means it is delicious fresh, but it can also be used to add some sweet tropical flavour and heat to any cooked dish. 


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BISHOP’S CROWN

Seeds: 15 - 20

Price: $4.00


Region: Barbados 

Heat Level: 6 - 8

Matures: green to red

Fruit Size: 4 cm 

Plant Size: 60 - 90 cm tall 

Description:

The BISHOP’S CROWN (also known as Bell, Joker’s Hat, Balloon) is an attractive chilli with an unusual shape, making the plant an interesting one to have in the garden. The chilli has a good heat around the placenta and seeds with less heat and lots of fruity apple-like flavour in the crunchy flesh. Great in salads and can be stuffed and baked. 

*A milder version of this chilli from Brazil, that has little to no heat, is called the Ubatuba Cambuci. Seeds for this variety can be found in the ‘Mild’ section of the store.


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BOLIVIAN RAINBOW 

Bolivian Rainbow

Seeds: 15 - 20

Price: $4.00

Temporarily Unavailable

Region: Bolivia

Heat Level: 7 

Fruit Matures: purple to yellow to orange to red

Fruit Size: 2 cm long

Plant Size: 60 - 90 cm tall 

Description:

The BOLIVIAN RAINBOW is a small cone-shaped heirloom chilli that has grown for centuries in Bolivia. The chillies are pungent with a spicy flavour. They grow upright on the plant, which looks beautiful with all colours showing at once. The plant has green foliage with purple in the stems and purple flowers. 


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INCA RED DROP

Inca Red Drop


Seeds: 15 - 20

Price: $4.00

Region: Peru

Heat Level: 6 

Fruit Matures: green to bright red

Fruit Size: 3 cm long

Plant Size: 60 cm tall 

Description:

The INCA RED DROP is another of the fruity Peruvian chillies. It has a crisp flesh with lots of delicious sweet grape-like flavour. An ideal chilli to use fresh due to its texture, flavour and vivid colour. Can also be used in cooking to add some heat and fruity flavour to any dish.  


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LAUNGI

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Seeds: 15 - 20

Price: $4.00

Region: India

Heat Level: 8 - 9

Fruit Matures: green to red

Fruit Size: 5 - 7 cm long

Plant Size: 60 - 90 cm tall 

Description:

The LAUNGI is a very pungent chilli from India, one of the hottest outside of the c. chinense species. It has lots of spicy flavour and is the perfect chilli to use for a hot curry. This chilli can also be dried to make an intensely hot bright red powder.  


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MANZANO RED

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Seeds: 15 - 20

Price: $4.00


Region: Peru

Heat Level: 7 - 8

Fruit Matures: green to red

Fruit Size: 6 cm

Plant Size: 120+ cm tall

Description:

The MANZANO is an heirloom chilli that has grown in Peru and Bolivia for thousands of years. It was used by the Incas to flavour food and drinks. It is still widely used in Peruvian cuisine. The Manzano has a thick, juicy skin which is hot and fruity with sweet undertones. The plant has a vine-like growing habit and can grow quite large if not pruned back. A cold tolerant variety.

*Please note that the seeds for the Manzano varieties are black / dark brown in colour. 

 

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MANZANO YELLOW

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Seeds: 15 - 20

Price: $4.00

Region: Peru

Heat Level: 7 - 8 

Fruit Matures: green to yellow

Fruit Size: 6 cm 

Plant Size: 120+ cm tall 

Description:

The MANZANO YELLOW is similar to the red variety, with a thick juicy skin and the same sweet fruitiness, but it is generally slightly hotter. An heirloom variety which was used by the Incas to flavour food and drinks. It is still widely used in Peruvian cuisine. The plant has a vine-like growing habit and can grow quite large if not pruned back. A cold tolerant variety. 

*Please note that the seeds for the Manzano varieties are black / dark brown in colour. 


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PURPLE TIGER


Seeds: 15 - 20

Price: $4.00

Temporarily Unavailable


Region: USA 

Heat Level: 7

Fruit Matures: purple to red

Fruit Size: 2 - 3 cm long

Plant Size: 45 - 60 cm tall 

Description:

The PURPLE TIGER is a pungent chilli with sweet undertones that ripens from purple (sometimes with a stripe) to a deep red. Adds interesting colour to salsa and other dishes. The plant has variegated foliage in green, purple and white and it looks beautiful covered in purple and red chillies. 


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SERRANO


Seeds: 15 - 20

Price: $4.00


Region: Mexico

Heat Level: 6

Fruit Matures: green to red

Fruit Size: 6 - 7 cm long

Plant Size: 45 - 60 cm tall 

Description:

The SERRANO is a favourite in Mexican cuisine. A tasty chilli with a thick flesh and lots of delicious spicy flavour. 


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TABASCO


Seeds: 15 - 20

Price: $4.00

Region: Mexico

Heat Level: 8 

Fruit Matures: yellow to red

Fruit Size: 5 cm long

Plant Size: 60 - 90 cm tall 

Description:

The TABASCO, named after the Mexican state where it originated, is a pungent heirloom chilli that is used to make the famous Tabasco Sauce and has been since the 1860s. Make your own version of the sauce with this chilli. It is also an easy chilli to dry.   


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THAI BIRDSEYE


Seeds: 15 - 20

Price: $4.00


Region: Thailand / Asia 

Heat Level: 8

Fruit Matures: green to red

Fruit Size: 3 cm long

Plant Size: 75 - 120 cm tall 

Description:

The THAI BIRDSEYE (also known as Thai Hot, or simply as Birdseye) is a popular chilli used widely throughout Asia and Australia. It has a spicy flavour and a good heat. Use it fresh or cooked in any cuisine to add spicy heat.   


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THAI DRAGON


Seeds: 15 - 20

Price: $4.00

Region: Thailand

Heat Level: 8 - 9 

Fruit Matures: green to red

Fruit Size: 4 - 6 cm long

Plant Size: 45 - 60 cm tall 

Description:

The THAI DRAGON (also known as Asian Birdseye) is an heirloom variety that has a delicious piquant flavour and a spiciness that is typical of Thai chillies. The plant is prolific and looks very attractive covered in these slender chillies.      


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THUNDER MOUNTAIN LONGHORN

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Seeds: 15 - 20

Price: $4.00

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Region: China 

Heat Level: 8

Fruit Matures: green to red

Fruit Size: 15 - 30 cm long

Plant Size: 100 cm tall 

Description:

The THUNDER MOUNTAIN LONGHORN comes from the Leigongshan Mountains in China, which are also known as the Thunder Mountains. The chillies are pungent with delicious spicy flavours and can grow up to 30cm in length. 


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