Albanian Red Hot
Aprox. 50,000 – 100,000 SHU
Another corker of a corker…The Albanian Red Hot pepper is a rare heirloom variety from the Albanian-Macedonian region that was discovered by Pepperlover. They had seeds sent to them by a Turkish friend who says that it is famously used by Turkish villagers in making their local chilli powder. This is what has been said about it and we can only agree wholeheartedly. “Very sweet, almost cherry like sweet with rich long lasting taste of acidic-heat without any bitterness. By all means, this pepper is a true treasure, when we used it fresh it was mouthwatering, when we made some into powders, it has its own unique sweet-lightly acidic and sour flavor which we didn’t experience in other peppers. No need to smoke this pepper, it has its own woody/mushroomy aroma.”
This type of skin is referred to as “vezeni” (meaning “embroidered”) and the longer you leave on the plant the more embroidered it gets. The Albanian Red Hot grows to around 20cms long and 3-4cms wide, so if you like your chillies big, flavorsome, easy maintenance and super productive go no further.
5,000 – 10,000 SHU
From the war torn fields of Syria this one has now become hard to get. Also known as the Halaby pepper. Sweet and juicy with a good wack of heat the Aleppo Pepper is super tasty. It has been described as having the flavor of “sweetness, roundness and perfume of the best kind of sundried tomatoes”. Very popular as flakes and powder this one’s quite a good all rounder. The Aleppo chilli is a staple for many Middle Eastern recipes, and for very good reason. The flavors of the chilli pair very well with Mediterranean cuisine. Go on this one has to be on your next chilli grow list.
Ave De Equadore
Approx. 500 – 1,000 SHU
The Ave De Equadore chilli is surrounded in mystique. Said to be from the depths of the Peruvian Amazon, this very special and rare chilli variety is just delightful. It ripens to the most amazing translucent golden orange and is as sweet as it looks. Next to no heat this variety has a very thin wall with a lovely citrusy flavour. We think it would be great dried but as with most baccatum’s its mild enough to enjoy straight from the bush.
This is a versatile medium sized chilli pepper also referred to as the Yellow Wax Pepper. The Banana Pepper has a very mild, sweet taste that is very popular for those who don’t like their chillies hot. Great on pizzas, in salads, on sandwiches, or stuffed with meat and/or cheese. They can be pickled or used fresh at different stages of their ripening – from green to yellow to orange or fully ripe at red.
Approx 30,000 – 50,000 SHU
The Bangalore Torpedo is another interesting Cayenne-type chilli from India that is a fantastic producer. It has an awesome twisty shape and grows to about 13cms long. Pods ripen from a lime green to a deep crimson and are perfect for stirfrys, adding to pizza or salad and are great for pickling too. If you want a good all rounder in the kitchen that isn’t too fiery hot this is the chilli for you.
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!
Berry Amarillo Round
There seems to be two types of the Berry Amarillo and we believe this one is just as stable as the original one we grew. The round version has a similar flavour profile to the original but is much juicier given it’s plumpness. It is also more yellow than orange and we think it looks very cool. Sweet and fruity it is perfect on a pizza and would be a great chilli sauce contender. Pods grow to about 3cm wide and 3cm long and the plant is one of those gangly ones that needs a good staking to hold the copious amount of fruit it produces. Just another great baccatum to fall in love with. Definitely one we will continue to grow and enjoy as a milder chilli option.
SKU 10,000 – 30,000
We think you are smart enough to figure out why this little ripper is called the Bulgarian Carrot Chilli! In its place of birth it’s called Shipka but it’s easy to see why it changed. That bright orange colour really pops out at you when you use it in salsa or chutney! It’s also very crisp and fresh is perfect for roasting and pickles. Honestly, you can use the Bulgarian Carrot in almost any way. Give it a try, you will be convinced!
Approx. 1,000 – 5,000 SHU
What a beauty is this very Sweet BULLS heart shaped pepper that will have your asking for more. The Bulls Heart has a long shelf life and is very meaty and thick. You will be amazed at how long you can store it. Delicious and productive the Bulls Heart Pepper is one for all occasions – not too hot and sweeter than a bell pepper. Pods on average are about 6cm long and 2 cm wide with the plant growing under a meter in a pot.
Approx 20,000-40,000 SHU
This would have to be the classiest cayenne type pepper you can get. The Caysan has become one of the most sought after fresh market chilli varieties due to its consistent high quality, glossy appearance and excellent shelf life. The insanely vigorous plant provides good leaf cover with
continuous chilli production most of the year round – well at least in the tropics. The smooth thick walled fruit have a tapered shape and straight sides with excellent firmness at both dark green and mature red stages. Approx 12-14cm x 1.8-2cm in size this one is a must have for the kitchen as it is super versatile.
10,000 – 30,000 SHU
Most hard core chilli heads will by now have heard of the CGN 21500. The CGN classification system for chilli varieties indicates an accession from the genebank at Wageningen in the Netherlands.
It’s originally from Brazil and must have some heritage with the Roxa type. It is very sweet and juicy and has a fruity and delicate flavour. Although quite mild in heat, it is very highly regarded amongst chilli lovers and is probably the most well known of the CGN types. We have never heard anything but good reports about this great chilli. It is very plentiful on the plant and goes great in a salad. Grow it! You will love it!
One of the greatest looking chile peppers we’ve ever seen! It is a flavour sensation from Brazil that has a unique zingy freshness. Very easy to grow and would make a great bonsai. Pods turn from green-black-purple to pinkish purple. Pods are ripe when they get a pink flush to them.