Welcome to the home of chilli seeds in Australia
When people think of growing chillies or chilli peppers it’s with good reason that they think of a climate that is balmy and tropical.This is where chilli seeds grow best!
Chilli Seedz is situated in Townsville, right in the middle of Tropical North Queensland. We believe it’s the perfect position for producing the healthiest and most productive chilli pepper plants on the planet!
Unlike most other Chilli growers who can only start their growing season in hot houses with artificial lighting, we can and do plant our chillies all year round using nothing but the great Aussie sun!
We started off growing a few chilli varieties and soon the obsession took over. We now grow over 200 chilli pepper varieties and harvest chilli seeds daily. We plan to expand this over the coming seasons.
We sell our plants and pods all over Townsville and surrounds and our chilli seeds all over the world. We believe our chilli seeds and seedlings to be second to none and we take care to make sure all our chilli seeds have been tested and have very high germination rates.
At this stage our plants are not isolated so there is a rare chance you may get something unexpected – cross pollination is quite rare and according to research about one in 10,000 pods becomes a cross. We keep our prices as low as is feasible to cover business running costs and pay for our addictive chilli growing hobbie. We hope you can get as much pleasure out of the wonders of growing chillies as we do.
Approx 600,000 – 800,000 SHU
Big, gnarly and mega hot the Weapon X is a cross from Western Australian grower Graeme Chaplin (Chappy). All that is known is that one of the parents are thought to be a Trinidad Scorpion Butch T. Interestingly the ones we grew in pots only grew to about 60cm tall and the pods were around 6cm x 4 cm. Good on you ‘Chappy’ this one is a ripper and quite sweet for a superhot. It’s stability is unknown so have a go and see what you get.
50,000 – 75,000 SHU
There are a lot of ornamental chillies out there but this one is a ripper if you are crazy about purple varieties. We found this one to be particularly vibrant in its purple stage before transitioning through a rainbow spectrum of colours, turning a final red. Unbelievably easy to maintain, the Purple Candlelight is a great variety to grow in small patio pots. Plant height is around 60cms with pod size 2.5cm long. They are edible when ripe and the flavour is quite similar to a birdseye.
CO1234 Yellow Ding Dong
Approx. 500 – 1,000 SHU
What a surprise this one turned out to be. It was labeled CO1234 but we like to think of it as our Yellow Ding Dong as it has the most amazing dangly shapes. Next to no heat this variety has a very thin wall with a lovely citrusy orange flavour. We think it would be great dried but as with most baccatum’s its mild enough to enjoy straight from the bush.
7 Pot Congo SR Gigantic Brown
Approx. 1,000,000 SHU
The 7 Pot Congo SR Gigantic Brown. That’s quite a mouthful and so is this great chilli! The pods from this bush are very large and very prolific. With that usual rich and earthy flavour that a lot of the brown super hots have, it will be more than enough for warming your food up to the level of “Am I the only one mad enough to eat this?” So with all the pods you have left over you can make your amazing chilli powder to amuse your friends…. Fun for almost everyone! This chilli is still quite rare and we are lucky enough to be one of a very few that have it.
C. Anuum x C. Chinense
Barbara’s Antipodes may be one of the most versatile chillies ever! It is the unusual but deliberate cross of a Sweet Bell Pepper and a Bhut Jolokia. It was bred by Florian Hauch in Germany back in 2007. Since then he has grown it to at least F11 so it’s completely stable. Florian generously gave some of his seeds exclusively to us at Chilli Seedz. We would say it tastes like a really good Capsicum, sweet and juicy with a really good mellow punch of heat. To put it short, it’s brilliant! Salads, stir fry and, being about one third the size of a big capsicum, is great for stuffing. The possibilities are endless and you guys are going to be the first in Australia to have it! Germination rate is down a little, about 70%. Still great!
50,000 – 100,000 SHU
The Royal Gold chilli is a native of Peru and produces quite a lot of pods for a bush that is not very big! If that’s not enough, the fruit is sweet and hot and has a hint of passion fruit or apricot flavour! These are great for salsa and salad. Royal Gold would also make a really good powder. A very good chilli!
500,000 – 650,000 SHU
Collectors of rare and unusual chillies will love this one. The Orange Frutgum will astound and delight growers no matter how it produces. A relatively unstable chilli variety, this one is said to be a cross between a Purple Frutgum and an Orange Bubblegum. We obtained seeds from the one and only Alice Lennard who grows the most amazing chillies. Have a go at growing this one and see what you get. For us it was a delight of purple pods slowly turning to a stunning orange. It has an orange bleed up the stem making it a Bubblegum stand out. But don’t let it’s prettiness fool you, this one packs a punch when it comes to heat.
Aji Fantasy Peach
5,000 – 10,000 SHU
The Aji Peach Fantasy is probably our favourite Fantasy variety for taste. We think it has a real mellow melon flavour. Ours didn’t grow very star shaped but it was very sweet with a mild bite at the placenta like the other Aji Fantasy varieties. It has thick juicy flesh with a great crunch making it great to eat straight off the plant. The fruit start a translucent white then slowly ripen to peach. The bush does not grow large so it would be excellent in a patio pot. It sets masses of fruit for most of the year and did we mention it LOOKS GREAT Too.
30,000 – 50,000 SHU
Who loves the Cayenne chilli pepper? Everyone of course! The Portuguese, in their wisdom, distributed the Cayenne throughout the world back in the 15th century and we are very glad they did! It’s probably the most versatile of all the mild chillies. There would not be many people that have not used the red Cayenne to cook with……BUT WAIT! The Golden Cayenne is here! Stunning colour and slightly hotter than the red one, this chilli has style! They are large and super easy to grow. You need this for everyday cooking!