Spice chillies are generally small-fruited and thin-fleshed, and are generally 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 cayenne that ripens to a red, medium hot chilli that can be dried or used fresh.

      Heat level: medium
      (approx 24,000 SHU)

    • Aci Kil

    • £2.20
  • Aji Benito
    • Aji Benito

      An easy-to-grow chilli producing lots of hot fruit with a thick, juicy flesh.

      Heat level: hot
      (approx. 37,000 SHU)

    • Aji Benito

    • £2.20
  • Aji Crystal
  • Apache
    • Apache

      A good choice for beginners, Apache is a no-nonsense chilli that is dependable and easy-to-grow.

      Heat level: very hot
      (approx. 65,000 SHU)

    • Apache

    • £2.50
  • Bolivian Rainbow
  • Bunch
    • Bunch

      An elongated, hot chilli with bright red fruit bunched together at the tips of the branches.

      Heat level: hot

    • Bunch

    • £2.20
  • Calico
    • Calico

      A vibrant chilli with variegated leaves of green, purple, pink and white.

      Heat level: Very hot
      (approx. 70,000 SHU)

    • Calico

    • £2.50
  • Cayennetta
    • Cayennetta

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

      Heat level: medium
      (approx. 20,000 SHU)

    • Cayennetta

    • £2.00
  • Charleston Hot
    • Charleston Hot

      A colourful chilli with yellowish green leaves and fruit that ripen from yellow to orange and finally red.

      Heat level: very hot
      (approx 60,000 SHU)

    • Charleston Hot

    • £2.00
  • Damian
    • Damian

      A very hot cayenne that turns from green to red as it ripens. 

      Heat level: very hot
      (approx. 55,000 SHU)

    • Damian

    • £2.20
  • Dawn
    • Dawn

      Short, bushy plants producing masses of colourful fruit that grow upright above the foliage.

      Heat level: hot
      (approx. 50,000 SHU)

    • Dawn

    • £2.20
  • Dusk
    • Dusk

      An extremely pretty chilli covered in regal fruit that mature from a deep purple to dark red.

      Heat level: hot
      (approx. 45,000 SHU)

    • Dusk

    • £2.20
  • Fairy Lights
    • Fairy Lights

      A stunning example of chillies at their most colourful; the purple fruit turn yellow, then orange and finally red.

      Heat level: hot
      (approx. 47,000 SHU)

    • Fairy Lights

    • £2.00
  • Holy Peak
    • Holy Peak

      An easy-to-grow chilli producing fleshy fruit with only a moderate amount of heat.

      Heat level: medium
      (approx 22,000 SHU)

    • Holy Peak

    • £2.20
  • Hot Juan
    • Hot Juan

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

      Heat level: medium
      (approx. 10,000 SHU)

    • Hot Juan

    • £2.20
  • Hot Juanita
    • Hot Juanita

      A hot chilli with long, pointed fruit that grow upright in bunches at the top of the plant.

      Heat level: hot
      (approx. 40,000 SHU)

    • Hot Juanita

    • £2.20
  • Hot Palette
  • Joe’s Long Cayenne
  • Joker
  • Kala Morich
    • Kala Morich

      Tall, dark,  and handsome – Kala Morich plants have dark leaves, purple flowers, and black fruit that ripen to red.

      Heat level: very hot
      (approx. 85,000 SHU)

    • Kala Morich

    • £2.00
  • Kashmiri
    • Kashmiri

      An Indian chilli with mild, thin-fleshed fruit that are dried and ground to a powder.

      Heat level: very mild

    • Kashmiri

    • £2.20
  • Kilian
    • Kilian

      An attractive cayenne yielding elongated, orange fruit on tidy, bushy plants.

      Heat level: hot
      (approx. 27,000 SHU)

    • Kilian

    • £2.20
  • Kristian
    • Kristian

      A very hot chilli with elongated, pointed fruit that ripen to a bright lemon yellow.

      Heat level: very hot
      (approx. 76,000 SHU)

    • Kristian

    • £2.20
  • Lemon Drop
    • Lemon Drop

      A popular variety among chilli aficionados, who appreciate its sparkling fresh, citrus-like flavour.

      Heat level: very hot
      (approx. 56,000 SHU)

    • Lemon Drop

    • £2.00
  • Mushroom Red
    • Mushroom Red

      A very hot chilli with oddly-shaped fruit that ripen from green to red.

      Heat level: very hot
      (approx. 76,000 SHU)

    • Mushroom Red

    • £2.20
  • Mushroom Yellow
    • Mushroom Yellow

       A prolific chilli producing hot, oddly-shaped fruit that ripen from green to yellow. 

      Heat level: hot
      (approx. 45,000 SHU)

    • Mushroom Yellow

    • £2.20
  • NuMex Twilight
    • NuMex Twilight

      An outstandingly beautiful chilli that puts on a spectacular show of colours.

      Heat level: hot
      (approx. 30,000 SHU)

    • NuMex Twilight

    • £2.00
  • Pencil Cayenne
    • Pencil Cayenne

      A prolific yielder of cayenne chillies that ripen from pale green to red and hang down like Christmas decorations.

      Heat level: hot
      (approx. 26,000 SHU)

    • Pencil Cayenne

    • £2.00
  • Prairie Fire
    • Prairie Fire

      Small, very hot fruit produced on diminutive plants that can fit in the smallest of spaces.

      Heat level: very hot
      (approx. 108,000 SHU)

    • Prairie Fire

    • £2.00
  • Purple Haze
    • Purple Haze

      A very hot cayenne with colourful fruit that ripen from lilac to a purple-tinged red.

      Heat level: very hot
      (approx. 75,000 SHU)

    • Purple Haze

    • £2.00
  • Rooster Spur
    • Rooster Spur

      Small, viciously hot fruit produced in massive numbers on short, bushy plants.

      Heat level: very hot
      (approx. 180,000 SHU)

    • Rooster Spur

    • £2.00
  • Rosemary Chilli
    • Rosemary Chilli

      A very attractive and extremely prolific chilli that produces masses of cone-shaped fruit on tidy plants.

      Heat level: hot
      (approx. 26,000 SHU)

    • Rosemary Chilli

    • £2.20
  • Spaghetti
    • Spaghetti

      A one-of-a-kind chilli producing extreme fruit that are impressively long and unnaturally thin.

      Heat level: medium
      (approx. 8,500 SHU)

    • Spaghetti

    • £2.00
  • Sparkler
    • Sparkler

      Short, compact plants producing masses of small, colourful and very hot fruit.

      Heat level: very hot
      approx. 160,000 SHU

    • Sparkler

    • £2.00
  • Spike
    • Spike

      Bushy plants that produce masses of hot, thin, sharply-pointed and elongated fruit that change from green to red.

      Heat level: approx. 97,000 SHU

    • Spike

    • £2.00
  • Stumpy
    • Stumpy

      Compact, bushy plants that grow just 12 to 17cm tall and are perfect for growing where space is limited.

      Heat level: hot
      (approx. 27,000 SHU)

    • Stumpy

    • £2.00
  • Super Tramp
    • Super Tramp

      An early maturing, bushy plant producing cayenne chillies that ripen from light green to red.

      Heat level: hot
      (approx. 34,000 SHU)

    • Super Tramp

    • £2.00
  • Tabasco-like
    • Tabasco-like

      A thin-fleshed, small-fruited chilli ideally suited for making hot sauces.

      Heat level: hot
      (approx. 50,000 SHU)

    • Tabasco-like

    • £2.00
  • Tinkerbell
  • Umbrella
    • Umbrella

      An eccentric chilli plant distinguished by its umbrella shape that is perfect for small pots and hanging baskets.

      Heat level: very hot
      (approx 73,000 SHU)

    • Umbrella

    • £2.20