Welcome to World of Chillies
World of Chillies stocks everything from chilli gifts for gardeners, chefs and chilli heads, as well as dried chillies, chilli hampers, chilli novelties, mugs, t-shirts and sweets, seeds and gift packs. Our site is also packed with useful information on types of chillies and how to grow them, as well as past newsletters, beautiful galleries and interactive maps.
Chilli plugs and chilli plants
Will be available from late March 2013. Join Chilli Club to ensure you know when our range of early start chilli plants are ready.
Enter the name for this tabbed section: More about Growing Chillies
World of Chillies stocks a range of around 75 varieties of chilli seed including the world’s hottest chillies such as the newly crowned World’s Hottest Chilli, the Trinidad Scorpion as well as Bhut Jolokia and a range of Habaneros. Buy Seeds.
World of Chillies has also put together five classic collections of chilli seeds which offer some the most popular varieties and good savings on individual packets. Collections include Fire Chillies, World’s Hottest, Classic Chef’s, Hot Ornamentals, Weird and Wonderful. Buy Seed Collections.
Early Start Chilli Plants
Our long season chilli plants were planted in the first few days of January which means they are already underway! Early start plants means that you will have extra large plants by flowering and fruiting time, helping to ensure bumper crops that will ripen before the autumn falls. Chilli plants include Trinidad Scorpion classic and Butch T, Bhut Jolokia, Naga Morich and many others. Buy Early Start Chilli Plants.
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Our Spice Packs are the quick and easy way to make a meal in minutes. Classic blends from across the world include Moroccan Ras el Hanout, north African Harissa, Piri Piri or Lebanese Za’atar. Visit the Spice Packs page for more information and to purchase.
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There is something for everyone on the gifts page, from Chilli Chocolates and mugs to complete Hot Hampers.
Visit the Chilli Gifts page for more information and to purchase.
So tell me more about Chillies
Chilli plants have spread across every continent and have been bred into literally hundreds of varieties in every conceivable shape, colour and size.
The active ingredient in chillies, mostly concentrated around the seeds, is called Capsaicin and it has a rather peculiar effect on us, activating the heat receptors in the throat and mouth.
The brain responds to the burning sensation by raising the heart rate and releasing endorphins, ready to counteract the pain so they really do bring about a real sense of both pain and pleasure. In actual fact Capsaicin does you no harm whatsoever.
People grow chillies for a variety of different reasons, reflected in the different Seed Collections we stock.
Most people have a fascination with the effects of Capsaicin and want to grow the serious hot varieties such as Bhut Jolokia, the Naga Morich and chillies from the Habanero family. World of Chillies stock many of the World's Hottest Chilli Seeds.
Others have more of an emphasis on growing chillies that cannot be bought commercially for specific culinary purposes. World of Chillies stock many classic seeds of the world. No matter what your interest, we have the seeds to suit you.