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Vietato

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Vietato

Species: Capsicum annuum
Scoville Heat Units: 60,000 – 80,000 SHU (estimated)
Heat Category: Medium
Origin: Italy
Flavour: A good heat with a typical annuum flavour.
Background: Designed by dr. Mario Dadomo, the Vietato (Italian for “Forbidden”) has a high seed germination, lots of heat for an annuum and a decent shelf life for pods once picked.

Purple Haze

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Purple Haze Chillis

Purple Haze

Species: Capsicum annuum
Scoville Heat Units: 75,000 SHU
Heat Category: Medium
Origin: Unknown
Flavour: A long pod with a decent heat.
Background: The elongated Pods start off a deep, dark lilac colour then turn to a purple-red as they ripen. The plants have purple stems and flowers making them popular as ornamentals.

Aji Limon

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Aji Limon Chillis

Aji Limon [ah-hee] “Lemon Drop”

Species: Capsicum baccatum
Scoville Heat Units: 40,000 – 60,000 SHU
Heat Category: Medium
Origin: Peru
Flavour: A fresh citrus flavour and a decent heat.
Background: Known in Peru as “Kellu Uchu” this is the most common Peruvian ajis peppers – cultivated for over 7,000 years, thier distinct flavour is still popular today.

Aji Fantasy

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Aji Fantasy

Species: Capsicum baccatum [Hybrid]
Scoville Heat Units: 30,000 -40,000 SHU
Heat Category: Medium
Origin: Finland
Flavour: Fruity with sweet overtones and a gentle heat.
Background: Developed by Fatalii Gourmet to be the first variety bred in Finland for commercial use. The pods are yellow, medium sized and bell shaped. *Not for sale due to Commercial Patent Protection*

Bangalore Whippet’s Tail

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Bangalore whippet's tail

Bangalore Whippet’s Tail

Species: Capsicum annuum
Scoville Heat Units: 20,000 – 50,000 (estimated) SHU
Heat Category: Medium
Origin: Bangalore, India
Flavour: A thick pod with a decent heat.
Background: A cross of a Bangalore Torpedo and a Whippet’s Tail – Capsicum Frutescens X Capsicum Annuum. The plant is a heavy producer of these curly, long and unusual looking pods.

Cobra

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Cobra Chillis

Cobra

Species: Capsicum annuum
Scoville Heat Units: 20,000 – 40,000 SHU
Heat Category: Medium
Origin: India
Flavour: A mild heat with hints of fruit and anise tones.
Background: Olive green coloured fruits ripen to dark red. A Cayenne-type chilli variety producing 12-15cm long by 1.25cm wide, thin-skinned, snake like pods which hang in great numbers.

Padrón

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Padron Peppers

Padrón

Species: Capsicum annuum
Scoville Heat Units: 1,000 – 2,500 SHU
Heat Category: Medium
Origin: Padrón, La Coruña, Spain
Flavour: Usually a mild heat with 10 – 20 % turning out much hotter.
Background: Fried and served as tapas in Spain, the heat lottery has given rise to the popular aphorism “Os pementos de Padrón, uns pican e outros non” meaning “Padrón peppers, some are hot, some are not”.

Kashmiri

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Kashmiri Chillis

Kashmiri

Species: Capsicum frutescens
Scoville Heat Units: 2,000 SHU
Heat Category: Medium
Origin: Jammu and Kashmir, North East Asia
Flavour: A mild heat and full flavoured.
Background: This chilli is prized not only for it’s flavour but for the deep red colour it will add to any dish. Traditional prepared by soaking them in water before grinding them into a paste then added to a dish.

Chilhuacle Negro

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Chilhuacle Negro

Chilhuacle Negro [chee-WAH-lee]

Species: Capsicum annuum
Scoville Heat Units: 1,200 -2,000 SHU
Heat Category: Medium
Origin: Cañada valley, Oaxaca, Mexico
Flavour: A mild heat with hints of fruit and anise tones.
Background: An ancient and very rare variety found growing primarily in the UNESCO ecological zone of Cañada valley, Mexico. These dark brown pods with deep purple flesh are the key ingredient in mole negro.

Black Pearl

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Black Pearl Chilli Peppers

Black Pearl

Species: Capsicum annuum
Scoville Heat Units: 20,000 – 30,000 SHU
Heat Category: Medium
Origin: Mexico
Flavour: A medium heat with a slightly salty taste.
Background: 2006 All-America Selections and Fleuroselect Quality Mark Winner, this attractive black leaved plant produces shiny pods that turn from black to red when ripened.