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.
Aprox. 25,000 SHU
Loco is a hybrid chilli that is a wonderfully attractive plant, having dark green leaves and purple-fringed white flowers. The fruit are cone-shaped and upward growing, getting to about 3cms long. The Loco chilli fruit change from a beautiful lilac purple to orange and then red as they mature. The plant itself is super compact and it thrives and produces well even in small pots. The Loco chilli is more an ornamental variety but the taste is quite sweet with some floral flavour undertones.
300,000 – 500,000 SHU
Say hello to Thor’s Thunderbolt! This remarkable hybrid was developed by Chilli seedz. It has an absolutely remarkable texture and colour that will take your breath away! It’s one of the most beautiful chillies we have ever grown. To make it even better it has good fruity tasty and sharp heat that cannot be dismissed. While only F3, Thor’s Thunderbolt is well worth growing for the enjoyment it will give you! For now there will be 6 seeds in a pack so everyone can share the joy!
15,000 – 30,000 SHU
The Peruvian Naranga has got to be one of the easiest to grow. It is a heavy producer of fruit that are great stuffed with cheese. They are often eaten when they are still green but are just as good when they ripen to red. They are fruity and crunchy, will grow in almost any climate and fruit for months! If you are new to chilli growing or don’t like too much heat, this will give you a warm fuzzy feeling! You will be very impressed by the Naranga!
Chocolate Hand Grenade
200,000 – 500,000 SHU
The Chocolate Hand Grenade is shaped remarkably like a WW2 grenade and the heat may well blow your head off! Actually, being a cross of Long Chocolate Habanero and the Black Congo Habanero the heat is at Hab level. Bred in the USA, it has a big strong smoky flavour with a spicy raisin taste too. Not bad at all! It would make an interesting sauce. The Chocolate Hand Grenade is quite scarce so be quick!
Orange Torpedo Rocoto
Approx. 50,000 SHU
Our very first Rocoto variety, the Orange Torpedo is one we have obtained from the PATCH ON THE BELLARINE. We love the colour, we love the shape and most importantly we love the flavour. A chilli much prized in its native Mexico City for use primarily in salsas, it has an amazing sweet apple-like flavour. The Pubescens species is quite different from other chilli species. It has hairy foliage and contains more Dihydrocapsaicin than capsaicin resulting in a different deeper and longer burn. Go on give it a go.
7 pot Mustard
800,000 – 1,000,000 SHU
Another awesome chilli to add to the 7 pot stable is the 7 pot mustard! We love the 7 pots and this is no exception. The colour of this one is great, so earthy and pleasant. Can a chilli that is so sweet to look at be very hot? Well the answer is, “you better believe it!” The heat is right up there with the best of them! It will have you crying for your Mother in thirty seconds or less! As a bonus, can you imagine the colour of the great chilli powder this will make! A real winner.
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.
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!