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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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Devil`s Horn Chili Seeds
Devil`s Horn Chili Seeds
Information: The Devil`s Horn Chili comes from the small Italian village Lanusei and is called there "Corno di Diavolo" (= Devil`s Horn). Our seed producer likes to visit the remote places and brings unusual new varieties with him....
Content 10 Stück (€0.20 * / 1 Stück)
€1.99 *
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Aji Angelo Chili Seeds
Aji Angelo Chili Seeds
Information: The Rokita Chili is a relatively early ripening Chili variety, which produces pretty, approx. 10 to 15 cm long, red pepperoni. The plants are robust and vigorous and very productive. This could make a support or...
Content 10 Stück (€0.20 * / 1 Stück)
€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....
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Takanotsume Chili Seeds
Takanotsume Chili Seeds
Info: The Pyramid Chili is a very pretty variety from Italy. The small, almost pyramid-shaped chillies grow upright in clusters and are a real eye-catcher on the balcony or terrace, as they ripen from green to orange and purple to...
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€1.99 *
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Takanotsume Chili Seeds
Takanotsume Chili Seeds
Info: The Takanotsume Chili is a must for lovers of Japanese cuisine, but also worth a (cultivation) try for all others. In Europe it is also known as the Hawk Claw Chilli, probably due to its talon shape. Takanotsume is the...
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Blondy Chili Seeds
Blondy Chili Seeds
Info: The Blondy Chili is an unusual breed from Scandinavia, which in fact does not rank among the top ten chili regions ;-). Blondy belongs to the species Capsicum baccatum ("tree chilis"), which has its origin in the South...
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€1.99 *
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Cheiro Roxa Chili Seeds
Cheiro Roxa Chili Seeds
Info: The Cheiro Roxa Chili is a very pretty, unusual chili variety from Brazil. The fruits have a lampion shape and a beautiful play of salmon colours with a light purple/rose coating. They are also fruity and flavourful and have...
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....
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€1.99 *
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Aji White Fantasy Chili Seeds
Aji White Fantasy Chili Seeds
Info: The Aji White Fantasy Chili is a real eye-catcher on the balcony or terrace. The pretty fruits have a bell shape, ripen from white to light yellow and taste very good: fruity fresh, but without sweetness. They have only a...
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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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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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Capezzoli di Scimmia Chili Seeds
Capezzoli di Scimmia Chili Seeds
Info: The Capezzoli di Scimmia Chili comes from Italy, where its name means "monkey nipple". It has very small, almost round fruits (about 1.5 cm in diameter) that ripen in a bright orange. They are fiery hot and have the typical...
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€1.99 *
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Biquinho Amarelo Chili Seeds
Biquinho Amarelo Chili Seeds
Info: The Biquinho chili varieties from Brazil are pronounced bee-KEE-nyo and Biquinho Amarelo means "little yellow beak". The bright yellow 4 cm pods taper to a point like an inverted teardrop and have a rich fruitiness with a...
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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...
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€1.99 *
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Brazilian Starfish Yellow Chili Seeds
Brazilian Starfish Yellow Chili Seeds
Info: The Brazilian Starfish Yellow is a Capsicum baccatum variety and grows very large and branched with large leaves, as is typical for this type. The shape of the fruits is reminiscent of star shaped UFOs or small starfish -...
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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...
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Sichuan 7 Stars Chili Seeds
Sichuan 7 Stars Chili Seeds
Info: The Sichuan 7 Stars Chili is one of the best-known Chinese chillies, with occasional confusion about the actual meaning of the word: The Chinese call this chili "Zhi Tian Jiao". Jiao means pepper that grows upwards. The...
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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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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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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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Shakira Chili Seeds
Shakira Chili Seeds
Info: The Shakira Chili is a productive chili pepper variety with many long, slender and tapered pods that mature in a bright red. The plants are robust and also get along well with outdoor conditions. The chillies have a...
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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...
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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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Basket of Fire Chili Seeds
Basket of Fire Chili Seeds
Info: The `Basket of Fire` chili wonderfully productive and decorative chilli pepper plant. This colourful variety becomes smothered with small, hot chillies which mature from green to creamy white to a deep purple through orange...
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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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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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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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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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TSC Yellow Scotch Bonnet Chili Seeds
TSC Yellow Scotch Bonnet Chili Seeds
Information: The TSC Yellow Scotch Bonnet is one of the nicest tasting chillies and another fantastic variety from Trinidad in the Caribbean. The pods start off green and end up a warm yellow colour, when they are fully mature....
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