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Chilli Seeds

MILD



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CHUPETINHO RED



















Seeds: 10 - 15

Price: $4.00


Region: Brazil

Heat Level: 2 - 4

Matures: pale green to red

Fruit Size: 2 - 3 cm

Plant Size: 45 cm tall


Description:

The CHUPETINHO RED (aka Biquinho, Nipple, Little Beak Chilli) is an heirloom from the c. chinense species, the same family as the world's hottest chillies. It has a similar fruity flavour to the hottest varieties (with some berry-like undertones) but with much less heat. The heat of this chilli tends to dissipate quite quickly. Perfect for those who like the flavour of the hotter varieties but not a lot of heat.




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CHUPETINHO YELLOW



















Seeds: 10 - 15

Price: $4.00


Region: Brazil

Heat Level: 2 - 3

Matures: pale green to yellow

Fruit Size: 2 - 3 cm

Plant Size: 45 cm tall


Description:

The CHUPETINHO YELLOW (aka Biquinho, Nipple, Little Beak Chilli) is the yellow version of this heirloom variety from the c. chinense species. The yellow chilli has the same fruity flavours as the red variety but it is not quite as hot. Like the red version, the heat tends to dissipate quickly. Perfect for those who like the flavour of the hotter varieties but not a lot of heat.




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FUSHIMI






















Seeds: 10 - 15

Price: $4.00


Region: Japan

Heat Level: 0 - 0.5

Matures: green to red

Fruit Size: 12 - 15 cm

Plant Size: 60 - 90 cm tall


Description:

The FUSHIMI is a Japanese heirloom variety with a sweet chilli flavour but next to no heat. It is a versatile chilli that is delicious whether eaten straight off the plant, used in tempura, cooked into a stir-fry, fried, pickled, or used in any dish requiring some spicy flavour without the heat. This chilli is very popular in Japanese cuisine.




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GUAJILLO





















Seeds: 10 - 15

Price: $4.00


Region: Mexico

Heat Level: 2 - 3

Matures: green to brown red

Fruit Size: 8 - 12 cm long

Plant Size: 60 - 90 cm tall


Description:

The GUAJILLO (pronounced gwah-hee-yoh) is another of the popular Mexican chillies. It has sweet berry-like undertones and a mild heat. Great in salsa and tamales. It is often used in its dried form, when it takes on a rich raison-like flavour. One of the chillies used to make mole sauce.




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PIMIENTOS DE PADRON












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Seeds: 10 - 15  

Price: $4.00


Region: Spain

Heat Level: 1 to 4  

Matures: green to red

Fruit Size: 6 - 8 cm long

Plant Size: 45 - 60 cm tall


Description:

The PIMIENTOS DE PADRON is an heirloom chilli that was brought to Spain in the 16th century by monks returning from the Spanish colonies in South America. These chillies are traditionally picked when green and fried in olive oil and salt to make a very popular and delicious Spanish tapas. The Pimientos de Padron is also referred to as the roulette chilli because, although generally mild in the green stage of development, some chillies will develop more heat as they mature. The fun is not knowing which ones will be hotter.




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POBLANO (ANCHO)

















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Poblano (Mulato) seeds are available - see below


Seeds: 10 - 15

Price: $4.00


Region: Mexico

Heat Level: 2 - 3

Matures: green to deep red

Fruit Size: 8 - 12 cm long

Plant Size: 60 - 80 cm tall


Description:

The POBLANO is a very popular Mexican chilli. This chilli ripens to red & is called Poblano when fresh and Ancho when dried. It has lots of fruity flavour and a mild heat. It is ideal for stuffing and baking, or to use instead of capsicum to add a kick to any dish. It is often used in its dried form, when it takes on a rich smoky flavour. It is one of the chillies used to make mole sauce.




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POBLANO (MULATO)




















Seeds: 10 - 15

Price: $4.00


Region: Mexico

Heat Level: 2 - 3

Matures: green to deep red/brown

Fruit Size: 8 - 12 cm long

Plant Size: 60 - 80 cm tall


Description:

The POBLANO is a very popular Mexican chilli. This chilli ripens to a deep reddish brown and is called Poblano when fresh and Mulato when dried. It has lots of fruity flavour and a mild heat. It is ideal for stuffing and baking, or to use instead of capsicum to add a kick to any dish. It is often used in its dried form, when it takes on a smoky, raison-like richness. This chilli is also used to make mole sauce.





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UBATUBA CAMBUCI



















Seeds: 10 - 15

Price: $4.00


Region: Brazil

Heat Level: 0.5 - 2

Matures: green to red

Fruit Size: 4 cm wide

Plant Size: 90 - 120 cm tall


Description:

The UBATUBA CAMBUCI is a mild and crunchy chilli with lots of fruity, apple-like flavour. Its flesh has very little heat. It can be used in place of capsicum and is great in salads. It can also be stuffed and baked. The chilli's unusual and attractive shape makes the plant an interesting one to have in the garden.


*Seeds for BISHOP'S CROWN, a similar but hotter variety from Barbados, are available in the 'Hot' section of store.

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SHISHITO

















TEMPORARILY UNAVAILABLE


Seeds: 10 - 15

Price: $4.00


Region: Japan

Heat Level: 1

Matures: green to red

Fruit Size: 8 - 10 cm long

Plant Size: 60 - 75 cm tall


Description:

The SHISHITO is a mild heirloom chilli from Japan. It is ideal for frying and using in tempura and yakitori, or other traditional Japanese dishes. It is often picked and used in the green stage of development. Delicious fried in olive oil and sprinkled with salt.  








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                      ANAHEIM
























Seeds: 10 - 15

Price: $4.00


Region: USA

Heat Level: 1  

Matures: green to red

Fruit Size: 15 cm

Plant Size: 60 - 90 cm tall


Description:

The ANAHEIM is one of the original New Mexico Hatch varieties. It was known as as New Mexico No. 9 before it was renamed after being taken to California where it is commercially grown. It has lots of flavour with a mild heat. It can be used as a capsicum substitute where a touch of heat is desired in a dish, or it is an ideal shape for stuffing and baking. This variety is reported to be over 300 years old.



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BIG JIM


















Seeds: 10 - 15

Price: $4.00


Region: USA

Heat Level: 2 - 3  

Fruit Matures: green to red

Fruit Size: 20 - 30 cm long

Plant Size: 60 - 90cm tall


Description:

The BIG JIM is one of the New Mexico Hatch varieties. It has lots of delicious fruity flavour with a mild heat. Its thick flesh and size make it ideal for stuffing and baking. It is also a good chilli for frying, when it develops a delicious smoky flavour.