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

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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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Serrano Chili Seeds
Serrano Chili Seeds
Information: Alongside jalapeño peppers, serrano chillies are a classic of Mexican cuisine and, combined with tomatoes they form the basis for the famous Mexican salsa Pico de Gallo. The name serrano indicates that it...
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Apache Chili Seeds
Apache Chili Seeds
Information: The Apache Chili is a well-ramified and bushy plant. It makes an excellent plant pot for your balcony or window sill as it does not usually grow larger than 45cm and is relatively low maintenance for a chili plant (for...
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Lemon Drop Chili Seeds
Lemon Drop Chili Seeds
Information: Due to its intense citrus flavour, the Lemon Drop chili pepper is one of the best-known varieties of the Capsicum baccatum, a plant native to South America. Key characteristics of this variety of the species are its...
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Habanero Red Chili Seeds
Habanero Red Chili Seeds
Information: The habanero species is thought to originate in the Yucatan region in Mexico. Although the name “habanero” can be translated to mean “someone or something from Havana”, the plant is only found...
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Yellow Scotch Bonnet Chili Seeds
Yellow Scotch Bonnet Chili Seeds
Information: This plant is the vibrant yellow variety of the scotch bonnet chili. The name `scotch bonnet` refers to the shape of the chili peppers, that are wider than they are longer and have deep furrows. The scotch bonnet is...
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Scotch Bonnet Chili Seeds
Scotch Bonnet Chili Seeds
Information: The name `scotch bonnet` refers to the shape of the chili peppers, that are wider than they are longer and have deep furrows. The scotch bonnet is one of the hottest chillies in the world and is the Caribbean...
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Habanero Chocolate Chili Seeds
Habanero Chocolate Chili Seeds
Information: The habanero species is thought to originate in the Yucatan region in Mexico. Although the name “habanero” can be translated to mean “someone or something from Havana”, the plant is only found...
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Yellow Habanero Chili Seeds
Yellow Habanero Chili Seeds
Information: The habanero chili is one of the best-known and hottest chillies in the world, it is thought to originate in the Yucatan region of Mexico. Although the name "habanero" can be translated to mean "someone or something...
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Tepin / Chiltepin Chili Seeds
Tepin / Chiltepin Chili Seeds
Information: The tepin or chiltepin pepper is thought to be the archetype of the chili pepper, today it is primarily found in the Sonora Desert (North Mexico), as well as in Texas and Arizona. The name can be traced all the way back...
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Mushroom Yellow Chili Seeds
Mushroom Yellow Chili Seeds
Information:  The Mushroom Yellow Chili originates from the USA and bears a resemblance to the scotch bonnet, although it is classed as belonging to the Capsicum annuum family. The plants have relatively small, long, light green...
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Filius Blue Ornamental Chili Seeds
Filius Blue Ornamental Chili Seeds
Information: The decorative Ornamental Filius Blue chili plant not only looks beautiful with its round fruits and different coloured leaves, it also tastes great too. The very hot peppers ripen from green to purple-blue to a...
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Tabasco Chili Seeds
Tabasco Chili Seeds
Information: The tabasco variety was originally cultivated in the state of Tabasco in Mexico and achieved fame in the mid-nineteenth century when Louisiana-based company McIlhenny used it to make their famous tabasco sauce. Both there...
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Californian Wonder Seeds
Californian Wonder Seeds
Information: The old species, the Californian Wonder, is a very fruitful strain of pepper, whose bell-shaped fruits change colour from dark green to bright red as they ripen. The crunchy peppers each have 3  to 4 chambers and are...
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7 Pod Jonah Chili Seeds
7 Pod Jonah Chili Seeds
Information: The 7 pod chillies (also known as 7 pot chillies) are some of the hottest chillies in the world and on a same high level as the bhut jolokia or Trinidad Scorpion. It gets its name from the idea that just one pepper is...
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7 Pod Douglah Brown Chili Seeds
7 Pod Douglah Brown Chili Seeds
Information: The 7 pod chillies (also known as 7 pot chillies) are some of the hottest chillies in the world and on a same high level as the bhut jolokia or Trinidad Scorpion. It gets its name from the idea that just one pepper is...
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7 Pod Yellow Chili Seeds
7 Pod Yellow Chili Seeds
Information: The 7 pod chillies (also known as 7 pot chillies) are some of the hottest chillies in the world and on a same high level as the bhut jolokia or Trinidad Scorpion. It gets its name from the idea that just one pepper is...
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Tennessee Teardrop Chili Seeds
Tennessee Teardrop Chili Seeds
Information: The Tennessee Teardrop chili is a wonderful decorative chili that you have almost certainly seen before as a table decoration. The plants have a bushy growth form, reaching around 60cm in height and producing a multitude...
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Thai Orange Hot Chili Seeds
Thai Orange Hot Chili Seeds
Information: The Thai Orange Hot Chili originates from Thailand, where it is grown in bulk. Thai chillies are also known as “prik” locally, although there are many different varieties. The Thai Orange hot chili is also...
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Orange Lantern Chili Seeds
Orange Lantern Chili Seeds
Information: The Orange Lantern Chili comes from Peru. The small, bush-shaped plant produces an unbelievable number of pretty, orange-coloured peppers. However, the variety is not merely for decoration – although it makes an...
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Hot Portugal Chili Seeds
Hot Portugal Chili Seeds
Information: The Hot Portugal Chili has a very high yield of fruits and originally comes from Portugal. It produces large fruits up to 15cm in length and approximately 2-3cm wide with a medium level of heat. The plants are...
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Hungarian Hot Wax Chili Seeds
Hungarian Hot Wax Chili Seeds
Information: All types of chili that belong to the “Wax” variety get their name from the wax-like surface of their fruits. The Hungarian Hot Wax pepper originates from Hungary and can develop a particularly strong spicy...
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Anaheim Chili Seeds
Anaheim Chili Seeds
Information: The Anaheim Chili Pepper was named after the city of Anaheim in California, but it actually originated in New Mexico, where it is still primarily grown and eaten today. This is why it belongs to the New Mexican (or Numex)...
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Corno Di Toro Giallo Chili Seeds
Corno Di Toro Giallo Chili Seeds
Information: Corno di toro chili peppers are an old Italian variety, whose name translates the “The Bull’s Horn”. The fruits do indeed have the same shape, they are slightly curved pointed peppers with thick, juicy...
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Aji Habanero Chili Seeds
Aji Habanero Chili Seeds
Information: The Aji Habanero originated in the Andes of South America. Its name comes from their intense spiciness and their appearance – the peppers are shaped like a pointed habanero pulled out to its full length. They ripen...
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Pequin Chili Seeds
Pequin Chili Seeds
Information : The pequin or piquin pepper is the cultivated form of the wild chiltepin or tepin pepper, producing small, elongated fruits. The variety also comes from Central America (Mexico) and is sometimes called the “bird...
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Bih Jolokia Brown Chili Seeds
Bih Jolokia Brown Chili Seeds
Information: 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...
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Habanero Cristina Chili Seeds
Habanero Cristina Chili Seeds
Information: The habanero is one of the hottest chillies in the world, it is roughly 50 times hotter than the jalapeño pepper. The habanero species is thought to originate in the Yucatan region in Mexico. It is primarily grown...
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Snow White Chili Seeds
Snow White Chili Seeds
Information: The Snow White Chili originally comes from Jamaica and is a bushy plant with a very high yield of peppers. Its name comes from the teardrop-shaped fruits that are as white as snow. These medium-sized peppers are full of...
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Joe`s Long Cayenne Chili Seeds
Joe`s Long Cayenne Chili Seeds
Information: Joe’s Long Cayenne Chili is truly something special in terms of the size of its peppers. Our test cultivars demonstrated that the peppers can easily grow up to 25cm in length. Ripening  from green to red,...
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Bishop`s Crown Chili Seeds
Bishop`s Crown Chili Seeds
Information: The Bishop’s Crown Chili originally comes from Barbados, its name is taken from the  pepper’s similarity to a bishop’s hat. The plants develop very large leaves, reaching a formidable size. As is...
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Thai Dragon Chili Seeds
Thai Dragon Chili Seeds
Information: The Thai Dragon Chili comes from South-East Asia, where it is the mostly commonly used chili. In Thailand, the chili is also known as “prik”, although there are still many different varieties. The Thai Dragon...
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Aji Cristal Chili Seeds
Aji Cristal Chili Seeds
Information: The aji cristal chili originates from Chile. It grows rather large and clearly ramified plants with long leaves. It develops numerous elongated, red chillies with juicy flesh that can grow up to 8cm long and 2.5cm wide....
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Monkey Face Chili Seeds
Monkey Face Chili Seeds
Information: The monkey face chili is a rather small-growing plant that is easy to keep in a plant pot. It owes its name to its appearance, that is said to be evocative of a monkey`s face or a monkey in a seated position. The...
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Jalapeno Purple Chili Seeds
Jalapeno Purple Chili Seeds
Information: Named after the town of Jalapa (Veracruz) in Mexico, jalapenos are one of the best-known and most-loved chillies in Mexico and the United States. Jalapeños are particularly popular thanks to the pepper’s...
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Puerto Rican Yellow Chili Seeds
Puerto Rican Yellow Chili Seeds
Info: The Puerto Rican Yellow Chili is an extremely high-yielding variety with bright yellow, lantern-shaped, spicy and juicy fruits. The leaves and stem have a light violet colouring and the chilies have a violet sun protection,...
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Ethiopian Brown Chili Seeds
Ethiopian Brown Chili Seeds
Info: The Ethiopian Brown Chili is a rare variety from the Ethiopian highlands. The approx. 1 metre large plants develop many of the 10-15 cm long, medium-spicy fruits, which ripen from dark green to dark brown. The fruits have a very...
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Ecuadorian Brown Chili Seeds
Ecuadorian Brown Chili Seeds
Info: The Ecuadorian Brown Chili is a beautiful variety with extremely spicy fruits which can be made into a fantastic, spicy powder. The long peppers ripen from green to a dark reddish brown. The plants (up to approx. 1 metre in...
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Habanero Jolokia Long Chili Seeds
Habanero Jolokia Long Chili Seeds
Info: The Habanero Jolokia Long Chili is a new breeding from Bhut Jolokia Red and Habanero Aji Dulce Long. The chilies have an interesting appearance and a strong spiciness with a fantastic flavour. The plants are bushy and reach up...
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Black Pearl Seeds
Black Pearl Seeds
Info: The Black Pearl chili is a very beautiful ornamental chili with leaves that change colour in strong sunlight from dark violet to almost black. Violet leaves develop on the plants, from which numerous, small, berry-shaped,...
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Jamy Chili Seeds
Jamy Chili Seeds
Information: From Jamaica, the jamy chili is a very popular variety of chili to grow at home thanks to its high fruit yield and  its outstanding  flavour. As is typical of the Capsicum baccatum species, the plants usually...
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