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Over 700 varieties of chili seeds! From mild to wild.

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More than 350 varieties

There are over 3000 types of chili worldwide and this number is increasing continuously thanks to how well the chili species responds to cross-breeding and hybridisation. With this huge number of chili varieties, you would like to think that it would always be easy to find a wide range of chili seeds available. However, in reality, only very few types of chili are used in agriculture such as jalapeños, cayenne peppers, peperoncini, tabasco chillies and habaneros. Usually, the chili farmer will either produce their own seeds or they will buy hybrid seeds from wholesale seed companies. The seeds for these hybrid chillies are not germinable, but the chili plants are usually of a considerable size and very productive. However, these high performance plants create a lack of diversity on the market. As seed merchants, we have very little opportunity to offer a large selection of chili seeds, as the seed producers do not have any interest in stocking such a wide range of varieties. This is why Chili Food has contracted farmers to grow all manner of chili seeds so that we can obtain the chili seeds we want. Every year, we only produce the amount needed for our shop so that the chili seeds do not need to be stored for an unnecessarily long time.

How are chili seeds propagated?

As chili plants like to inter-breed, the first step is to use homogeneous seeds. The plants are usually cultivated in greenhouses and separated from other chili plants by thin nets when they start to blossom. Insects must not be able to pollinate other chillies. But how can the individual plants be pollinated homogeneously if they are cut off from the outside world? It certainly make sense to manually pollinate plants with a brush, if it is only a matter of a few plants. However, when it comes to several hundred chili plants and countless different varieties, this method becomes no longer economical. This is where the Bombus terrestris bumblebee comes in, this is a species which has been specially bred for greenhouse pollination. Bumblebees are very efficient and quick pollinators, significantly better than honey bees.

Extracting the chili seeds

Only completely matured peppers from large, healthy plants are used to produce chili seeds. This helps produce chili seeds with the best possible genetic properties. The seeds are removed from the peppers by hand and dried. After drying, the rest of the placenta is removed and bad seeds are sorted out. Poor quality seeds can be recognised by differences in colour, holes, smaller than average size and the lack of a germ bud. The chili seeds are stored in a dry, dark place, which is as cool as possible.

Important information: Our seeds are only available for hobby gardeners to grow their own decorative plants. All details given in the product description is only extra information provided especially for amateur gardeners. It is necessary to state this due to the legal situation governing seeds in Europe. Please also see our terms and conditions for comparison.

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Carolina Reaper Chili Seeds - World Record Holder
Carolina Reaper Chili Seeds - World Record Holder
Information: The Carolina Reaper has held the record of being the world`s hottest chili since November 2013. The variety was cultivated by chili farmer Ed Currie from the PuckerButt Pepper Company in South Carolina (USA). The name...
Content 10 Stück (€0.30 * / 1 Stück)
€2.99 *
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Rainbow Roxa Chili Seeds
Rainbow Roxa Chili Seeds
Information: The Rainbow Roxa Chili is a new breed of our seed gardener and produces very pretty little chillies, which have the shape of a small, elongated lantern. They become approx. 4-5 cm long and ripen from black-green to...
Content 10 Stück (€0.20 * / 1 Stück)
€1.99 *
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Aji Angelo Chili Seeds
Aji Angelo Chili Seeds
Information: The Aji Angelo Chili belongs to the species Capsicum baccatum ("Tree Chili"), which originates in the Andes of South America. Typical for this species is the upright and high growth with a late branching, which gives...
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€1.99 *
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Arlecchino Grande Chili Seeds
Arlecchino Grande Chili Seeds
Information: Arlecchino Chili comes from Italy and means translated "Harlequin Chili". And indeed: dark foliage and the small upright-growing chillies that ripen from black-purple to orange to red, show a beautiful play of colours....
Content 10 Stück (€0.20 * / 1 Stück)
€1.99 *
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Zimbabwe Black Chili Seeds
Zimbabwe Black Chili Seeds
Info: The Zimbabwe Black Chili is an African birdseye with beautiful from purple-black to red ripening, upright growing small chillies. The leaves often have some variegation in green and purple and the purple flowers are also very...
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€1.99 *
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Stromboli Red Chili Seeds
Stromboli Red Chili Seeds
Info: The Stromboli Red Chili is named after the Italian volcanic island in the Mediterranean of the same name. The small, bright red coloured chilies, which grow upright on the bush, look like small lava explosions from a volcano....
Content 10 Stück (€0.20 * / 1 Stück)
€1.99 *
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Poot Pepper Chili Seeds
Poot Pepper Chili Seeds
Info: The Poot Pepper is a popular chili variety in Korea and has a mild heat. The plants are productive and can also be cultivated well in pots due to their compact, medium-size growth. The chillies are elongated, up to 16 cm long...
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€1.99 *
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Grisu Chili Seeds
Grisu Chili Seeds
Info: The Grisu Chili is an early and hot variety from Sardinia. The vigorous medium-sized plants produce meaty, dark green to red ripening, cone-shaped fruits. They are medium hot and ideal for stuffing and grilling, fresh in...
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€1.99 *
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Dente di Coyote Chili Seeds
Dente di Coyote Chili Seeds
Info: The Dente de Coyote Chili is a special variety with small elongated ivory fruits that look like a coyote fang. It was bred by the Italian chili pope Massimo Biagi at the University of Pisa. The plants grow quickly and...
Content 10 Stück (€0.20 * / 1 Stück)
€1.99 *
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Dragons Back Chili Seeds
Dragons Back Chili Seeds
Info: This chili is named after the mountain Dragon`s Back, which is located south of Hong Kong. It is a beautiful mountain of terraces that have been cut into the mountain sides, hundreds of years ago to grow rice. The Dragons...
Content 10 Stück (€0.20 * / 1 Stück)
€1.99 *
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Red River Golden Daggers Chili Seeds
Red River Golden Daggers Chili Seeds
Info: As global trade expands, more and more very rare chilli varieties from the most remote regions find their way to Europe - including those that have been harvested and used locally for hundreds of years. This is also true for...
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€1.99 *
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Shabu Shabu Chili Seeds
Shabu Shabu Chili Seeds
Info: The Shabu Shabu Chili comes from China and grows wild there. The chillies are harvested once a year in the Tengchong region on the border with Myanmar by local farmers who use them to supplement their income. The chillies are...
Content 10 Stück (€0.20 * / 1 Stück)
€1.99 *
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Xian Horn Chili Seeds
Xian Horn Chili Seeds
Info: The Xian Horn Chili is the variety used in most Chinese restaurants. Xian (pronounced: chi:an) is originally a Cayenne chili, but unlike its cousins from India or Thailand, this special breed is sweeter in taste and less...
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€1.99 *
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Naga Dorset Orange Chili Seeds
Naga Dorset Orange Chili Seeds
Information: The Dorset Naga Chili Orange is a variation of the Naga Morich from Bangladesh bred in the English region of Dorset. With up to 1.5 million SHU, it is one of the hottest chillies in the world. The scorching heat of the...
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€1.99 *
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Trinidad Scorpion Moruga Chocolate Chili Seeds
Trinidad Scorpion Moruga Chocolate Chili Seeds
Info: The Trindad Scorpion Moruga Chocolate Chili originates from the Caribbean and is a variety of the Trinidad Scorpion Moruga chili. The pods ripen in a beautiful hocolate brown colour, are slightly larger than those of the Red...
Content 10 Stück (€0.20 * / 1 Stück)
€1.99 *
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Habanero Big White Chili Seeds
Habanero Big White Chili Seeds
Info: Like its other chili relatives, this rare variety of habanero originates from Mexico and is one of the hottest chillies in the world with a spice grading of 300,000 Scoville heat units. The plant grows approximately 50cm...
Content 10 Stück (€0.20 * / 1 Stück)
€1.99 *
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Bhut Jolokia Caramel Chili Seeds
Bhut Jolokia Caramel Chili Seeds
Info: Before newer, hotter cultivars began to challenge each other almost every year for the record of being the hottest chili, the bhut jolokia (bih jolokia) was at the top of the list for a relatively long time (2007-2011). The...
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€1.99 *
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Snoopy Chili Seeds
Snoopy Chili Seeds
Information: The Snoopy Chili is a very beautiful, slightly hot pepper with an enormous yield. The pretty small, 8-10 cm long pointed peppers ripen in a bright red and are thick-walled and juicy with a fruity-sweet pepper taste and...
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€1.99 *
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Pepperone Piccante Lungo Chili Seeds
Pepperone Piccante Lungo Chili Seeds
Information: The Pepperone Piccante Lungo Chili is a moderately hot, intensively red ripening pointed pepper from the south of Italy, from Calabria. The juicy peppers are about 10 cm long, thick-walled and are ideal for grilling,...
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€1.99 *
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Jeaun Paulo Chili Seeds
Jeaun Paulo Chili Seeds
Information: The Jeaun Paulo Chili comes from Sardinia and has been cultivated there by the family of a chili grower (Jeaun Paulo) for many generations. The chillies are 15 to 20 cm long, ripen in a bright red and have a medium...
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€1.99 *
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Cherrybomb Hot Tomato Chili Seeds
Cherrybomb Hot Tomato Chili Seeds
Information: The Cherrybomb Hot Tomato Chili is a typical Cherrybomb variety, whose fruits remind of the shape of a heart tomato. They ripen bright red and have thick, juicy fruit walls with a typical chili pepper flavour and a...
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€1.99 *
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Thunder Mountain Long Horn Chili Seeds
Thunder Mountain Long Horn Chili Seeds
Information: The Thunder Mountain Longhorn Chili comes from China from a region with the so-called "Thunder Mountains", hence the name. The bright red, slender, thin-walled chillies can reach record-breaking lengths of up to 30 cm...
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€1.99 *
Soroksari Chili Seeds
Soroksari Chili Seeds
Information: The Soroksari Chili is a Hungarian heiroom and sweet and juicy pointed pepper with large pale-yellow fruit that turns to orange and red when ripened. Usually, they are harvested in the pale-yellow ripening stage. They...
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Romanian Giallo Chili Seeds
Romanian Giallo Chili Seeds
Information: The Romanian Giallo Chili is a heirloom from Romania that produces long, conical, light green peppers turning to a bright yellow when ripe. They have the typical pepperoni flavour and a medium, rather mild heat. They...
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€1.99 *
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Purple Ufo Chili Seeds
Purple Ufo Chili Seeds
Information: The Purple Ufo Chili is a pretty rare variety with purple and a most incredible shape: like small ufos hanging on the plant. They ripen from dark purple to orange-red to red and have a mild, pleasant heat. The taste is...
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€1.99 *
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Peperoncini Piccante Guarda Cielo Chili Seeds
Peperoncini Piccante Guarda Cielo Chili Seeds
Information: The Peperoncini Piccante Guarda Cielo Chili is a small Italian variety with small, colourful, hot chillies. The chillies grow upright ("guarda cielo" means "look into the sky") and ripen from green to yellow and orange...
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€1.99 *
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Lemon Dream Chili Seeds
Lemon Dream Chili Seeds
Information: Lemon Dream Chili is a flavor-loaded explosion of super-bright yellow sweet snack peppers. The small, approx. 50 - 60 cm high plants bear enormous quantities of the glossy glowyy fruits - a pretty eye-catcher on the...
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Jalapeño Orange Spice Chili Seeds
Jalapeño Orange Spice Chili Seeds
Information: Named after the town of Jalapa (Veracruz) in Mexico, the Jalapeno chili is one of the best-known and most-loved chilies in Mexico and the United States. This extraordinary, bright orange Jalapeno is a breed of the...
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Goccia d`Oro Chili Seeds
Goccia d`Oro Chili Seeds
Information: Goccia d`Oro is an Italian heirloom pepperoni and means "the golden drop". The pods ripen from light green to light yellow and thento an orange-red coulour and reach about 4 x 15 cm in size. Traditionally, they are...
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Friariello di Napoli Chili Seeds
Friariello di Napoli Chili Seeds
Information: Friariello di Napoli are very tasty mild peppers from the Naples region. They are also known as Perperoncini verdi and are usually harvested green and typically are fried whole in olive oil until blistered and browned....
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Fidalgo Roxa Chili Seeds
Fidalgo Roxa Chili Seeds
Information: The Fidalgo Roxa Chili comes from Brazil and is one of the best looking peppers you can grow. The pods have the shape of a small, elongated lantern, are about 4 cm long and look like candies. They ripen with an amazing...
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Cayenne Fogaras Chili Seeds
Cayenne Fogaras Chili Seeds
Information: The Cayenne Fogaras Chili is a Romanian breeding of the red, classic Cayenne chili. Cayennes are one of the most widespread varieties worldwide and a real classic on your spice rack. The plants grow bushy and produce...
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€1.99 *
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