Spice chillies are generally small-fruited and thin-fleshed, and are usually hotter than the vegetable chillies. They are used to add heat and flavour to a dish, but contribute very little bulk.

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  • A collection of spice chillies
  • Aci Kil
    • Aci Kil

      A Turkish chilli that is traditionally eaten immature, but will ripen to a useful, medium-heat cayenne chilli.

      Heat level: approx 24,000 SHU

    • Aci Kil
    • £2.20
  • Aji Benito
    • Aji Benito

      A productive chilli that produces hot fruit with a thick, juicy flesh that is both sweet and crisp.

      Heat level: approx. 37,000 SHU

    • Aji Benito
    • £2.20
  • Apache
    • Apache

      A popular and dependable chilli that produces plants that are attractive, hot and productive.

      Heat level: 45,000–65,000 SHU (not tested by Sea Spring Seeds)

    • Apache
    • £2.50
  • Bolivian Rainbow
    • Bolivian Rainbow

      A decorative chilli that is as good in the kitchen as it is on a windowsill as an ornamental house plant.

      Heat level: approx 62,000 SHU

    • Bolivian Rainbow
    • £2.20
  • Calico
    • Calico

      A vibrant chilli plant with variegated leaves of green, purple, pink and white; and bright purple flowers.

      Heat level: approx. 70,000 SHU

    • Calico
    • £2.50
  • Cayennetta
    • Cayennetta

      A bushy, dependable chilli that produces plenty of medium heat fruit.

      Heat level: approx. 20,000 (not tested by Sea Spring Seeds)

    • Cayennetta
    • £2.00
  • Charleston Hot
    • Charleston Hot

      A colourful chilli that produces very hot, deeply-grooved fruit are thin-fleshed and elongated.

      Heat level: approx 60,000 SHU

    • Charleston Hot
    • £2.00
  • Damian
    • Damian

      A reliable workhouse of a variety producing green ripening to red cayenne chillies on bushy plants.

      Heat level: approx. 55,000 SHU

    • Damian
    • £2.20
  • Fairy Lights
    • Fairy Lights

      A stunning example of chillies at their most colourful. The fruit start purple, and turn yellow, orange then red.

      Heat level: approx. 47,000 SHU

    • Fairy Lights
    • £2.00
  • Holy Peak
    • Holy Peak

      A cayenne chilli producing flavourful, medium heat fruit on plants that are early, reliable and high-yielding.

      Heat level: approx 22,000 SHU

    • Holy Peak
    • £2.20
  • Hot Juan
    • Hot Juan

      A striking chilli variety whose long, pointed fruit dramatically grow upright in bunches at the top of the plant.

      Heat level: approx. 10,000 SHU

    • Hot Juan
    • £2.20
  • Hot Juanita
    • Hot Juanita

      A bold chilli variety that produces hot cayenne fruit that grow upright in bunches at the top of the plant.

      Heat level: approx. 40,000 SHU

    • Hot Juanita
    • £2.20
  • Joe’s Long Cayenne
    • Joe’s Long Cayenne

      A medium hot cayenne chilli that produces copious yields of fantastically long fruit, hanging down on tall, impressive plants.

      Heat level: approx. 22,000 SHU

    • Joe’s Long Cayenne
    • £2.00
  • Kala Morich
    • Kala Morich

      Tall, dark, handsome – Kala Morich (aka Black Chilli) plants have purple leaves and stems, and black fruit that ripen to red.

      Heat level: approx. 85,000 SHU

    • Kala Morich
    • £2.00
  • Kashmiri
    • Kashmiri

      An Indian chilli producing thin-fleshed, mild fruit that are traditionally dried and ground into a bright red chilli powder.

      Heat level: very mild

    • Kashmiri
    • £2.20
  • Killian
    • Killian

      An attractive cayenne chilli perfect for Indian cooking, giving good yields of elongated, bright orange fruit on tidy bushy plants.

      Heat level: approx. 27,000 SHU

    • Killian
    • £2.20
  • Kristian
    • Kristian

      A real winner of a cayenne chilli. The bushy plants produce long, pointed fruit that ripen from green to a bright lemon, yellow.

      Heat level: approx. 76,000 SHU

    • Kristian
    • £2.20
  • Lemon Drop
    • Lemon Drop

      The bright yellow fruit of Lemon Drop have a unique, sparkling fresh, citrus flavour, and are superb for sauces and chilli jams.

      Heat level: approx. 56,000 SHU

    • Lemon Drop
    • £2.00
  • Loco
    • Loco

      Chilli plants with cascading branches and eye-catching purple-tinged flowers. The lilac purple fruit ripen to an orange then red.

      Heat level: approx. 24,000 SHU

    • Loco
    • £2.50
  • Mushroom Red
    • Mushroom Red

      A red version of the unmistakable mushroom chilli with their distinctive blocky shape and sloping sides – somewhat like a top.

      Heat level: approx. 76,000 SHU

    • Mushroom Red
    • £2.20
  • Mushroom Yellow
    • Mushroom Yellow

      The yellow version of the distinctive mushroom chilli, shaped a bit like a top and produced on productive bushy plants.

      Heat level: approx. 45,000 SHU

    • Mushroom Yellow
    • £2.20
  • NuMex Twilight
    • NuMex Twilight

      An outstandingly beautiful chilli with upright fruit that display a show of colours, starting purple, then going yellow, orange and finally red.

      Heat level: approx. 30,000 SHU

    • NuMex Twilight
    • £2.00
  • Pencil Cayenne
    • Pencil Cayenne

      The perfect cayenne giving good yields of elongated fruit that hang down like Christmas tree decorations on tree-like plants.

      Heat level: approx. 26,000 SHU

    • Pencil Cayenne
    • £2.00