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Some like it hot! - Chilli update 2

Superchillies in flower at last!

Superchillies in flower at last!

What a difference a month makes! After a late start a bit of sunshine has brought our chillies on a treat now. The first to be ready for sale are the superchillies. Sown at the end of January they are flowering nicely this week and we expect to be able to start cropping the first fruits by the end of July. Superchillies as you might expect from the name, are a great variety, super productive either in a pot or in the ground, they produces masses of medium size, medium hot chillies.


Super chillies in flower ready for Father’s Day sales

Scotch Bonnet chillies

Hot Scotch Bonnet Chillies enjoying a bit of sunshine










This year, we are growing more chilli plants than ever before and currently have over a 1000 chilli plants and seedlings growing on at our Sussex nursery. Because we are growing under glass we can extend the growing season and sell chilli plants for 9 months of the year via our gift website. In the summer months chillies are in their element and as well as selling online we sell chilli plants through local shops and at chilli fairs and shows. The next chillies to be ready will be the chilly chillies, apache and the super fiery scotch bonnet which are all looking good in flower bud this week and can now be preordered as gifts for Fathers Day.

Visit www.plants4presents.co.uk for more information or to order chilli plants for UK delivery

Whilst the new season chillies are ready for sale, our overwintered chillies have filled out nicely too. We have overwintered apaches, twilight, scotch bonnet and friars hat this year specifically for the Hampton Court show. Some of these started flowering at the beginning of May so we’re keeping our fingers crossed for red fruit by July – it’ll be a nervewracking wait though!

Last years apache chilli plant vs plants sown this January

Taken on the 15th May, this picture illustrates how much of a head start the overwintered chillies have on this years seedlings.


Find out more about overwintering chillies or compare this years chilli progress to this time last year

We’d love to know how you’re getting on with your chillies at home… have you successfully overwintered chilli plants? or are you growing chillies from seed for the first time this year? Please do post photos of your success stories or post for advice and we’ll always do our best to help.

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