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Chilli and Sweet Pepper Plants

Sweet peppers - or bell peppers - are a star ingredient in salads and stir fries, with chillies turning up the heat in all their many varieties. Both are easy to grow in pots. For all you need to know about choosing, growing and caring for your pepper and chilli plants, read on!

Choose your Chilli and Sweet Pepper Plants

Chillies are ranked for heat by the Scoville scale, with Cherry Bomb at the milder end (2,500-5000) and Orange Habanero at the fieriest (250,000-350,000!) Cayenne Long Slim is perfect for smoky Tex-Mex dishes, Birds Eye for South East Asian cuisine and Scotch Bonnet - Redor Yellow - is essential for Caribbean Jerk spice. Sweet pepper varieties Californian Wonder and Long Yellow Ringo are ideal for salads, grilling and stuffed peppers.

Where to grow your Chilli and Sweet Pepper Plants

Chillies and Peppers are compact enough to grow in pots on a warm windowsill, and they will thrive in a greenhouse, polytunnel or conservatory. We recommend you grow them indoors or undercover as these plants need consistent temperatures and full sun to produce fruit.

Chilli and Sweet Pepper Plant Care Tips

Plant your peppers in a mix of three parts compost to one part topsoil, and support them as they grow by tying to a small cane. Peppers and Chillies are ready to harvest after 60-90 days, when they have taken on their final colour. For more advice and tips on growing Chillies and Peppers, caring for your plants and harvesting all year round, see our Full Care Guide.

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3 Organic 'Californian Wonder' Sweet Pepper Plants
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Sweet and crunchy peppers grown in your garden

  • Prolific producer of succulently sweet peppers
  • Thick walls with a crisp, crunchy, texture
  • Perfect for stir-fries, stuffing and salads
  • Attractive fruit add interest to the garden
3 Organic 'Cherry Bomb' Chilli Plants
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Looks like a cherry, burns like a chilli

  • 2,500-5,000 on the Scoville Scale (similar heat to a Jalapeno)
  • Sweet chilli flavour–perfect for sauces
  • Grows as small red cherry-shaped chillies
  • Perfect size for the window sill or greenhouse
3 Organic 'Long Yellow Ringo' Sweet Pepper Plants
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A delicious and prolific sweet pepper for your garden

  • Deliciously sweet tasting
  • Prolific cropper of Italian heritage
  • 20cm long fruit–perfect for stuffing
  • Bright yellow fruit to add interest to the garden
3 Organic 'Birds Eye' Chilli Plants
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3 Organic 'Birds Eye' Chilli Plants
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The fire of Southeast Asia in a little red bullet

  • 50,000 - 100,000 on the Scoville Scale
  • The chilli of choice for Thai and other Southeast Asian cuisine
  • Fruity, peppery flavour with a significant heat
  • One of the easiest Chilli plants you can grow
3 Organic 'Early Jalapeno' Chilli Plants
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3 Organic 'Early Jalapeno' Chilli Plants
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Classic Jalapeno flavour and heat, just two weeks early!

  • 2,500-8,000 on the Scoville Scale
  • Classic Jalapeno flavour and heat
  • Ready to harvest 1-2 weeks before normal Japalenos
  • Grows up to 60cm–ideal for window sills
3 Organic 'Orange Habanero' Chilli Plants
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3 Organic 'Orange Habanero' Chilli Plants
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Fire and Flavour in hellish measures

  • 250,000 - 350,000 on the Scoville Scale
  • Gram for gram packs more Vitamin C than an orange!
  • Fruity, floral and sweet flavour–a truly intense chilli taste
  • Highly productive plant
3 Organic 'Cayenne Long Slim' Chilli Plants
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3 Organic 'Cayenne Long Slim' Chilli Plants
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Heat in abundance

  • 30,000 - 50,000 on the Scoville Scale
  • Smoky, deep flavour–beautiful in sauces
  • Prolific and reliable cropper
  • Long, slim chillies grow up to 15cm!
3 Organic 'Scotch Bonnet Yellow' Chilli Plants
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3 Organic 'Scotch Bonnet Yellow' Chilli Plants
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The ultimate Caribbean Chilli - in Yellow

  • 150,000 - 350,000 on the Scoville Scale
  • Distinctive Caribbean spice–fantastic for Jerk spice rubs
  • Intensely deep flavour with a hint of sweetness
  • Very reliable cropper–expect a great harvest
3 Organic 'Scotch Bonnet Red' Chilli Plants
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3 Organic 'Scotch Bonnet Red' Chilli Plants
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The ultimate Caribbean Chilli - In Red

  • 50,000 - 350,000 on the Scoville Scale
  • Distinctive Caribbean spice–fantastic for Jerk spice rubs
  • Sweet, fruity flavour with a sharp heat
  • 1-2 inch bright red crinkled fruit
3 Organic 'Hungarian Hot Wax' Chilli Plants
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3 Organic 'Hungarian Hot Wax' Chilli Plants
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A brilliant producer of delicious, medium Chillies

  • 1,000-15,000 on the Scoville Scale
  • One of the very best quick producing chilli plants
  • Fruity, citrus flavour–fantastic for stuffing
  • Grows to 60cm-perfect for a window sill or patio

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