5 x 2 litre pots 510681-5X2L £29.95 Delivery early June
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A chilli collection as good to eat as it is to look at. These are elegant table top companions all summer and autumn, thriving on minimal TLC. Keep picking chillies and more flowers and fruits will form.

This collection contains 1 or 3 seedlings, or 1 x 2 litre pot each of:
  • Chilli Pepper 'Etna'
  • Chilli Pepper 'Scotch Bonnet'
  • Chilli Pepper 'Prairie Fire'
  • Chilli Pepper 'Demon Red'
  • Chilli Pepper 'Bolivian Rainbow'
Border Position Kitchen Garden
Soil Type Broad Tolerance
Site Full Sun
Moisture Moist but Well-drained
Height 45cm (18in)
Sowing, Seeds, Planting For a good crop, chillies are definitely better in containers, under cover, as this helps develop the intense heat, taste and flavour. If growing outside they need a warm, sunny position or they can be grown in a grow frame. Plants are ready to put into their permanent cropping position once the roots fill a 9cm pot. Pot them up into 2lt pots of good compost in late April (if growing in a heated greenhouse), mid-May (unheated greenhouse) or late May/early June if growing outside.
Care Tips Pinch out the growing tip when plants reach about 15-20cm (6-8in) high to encourage bushy growth and better cropping. You can also pinch back the sideshoots if lots of smaller chillies are desired. Water regularly and feed with a general liquid fertiliser, switching to a high potash tomato fertiliser. when the first chillies have set. Mist the foliage regularly, especially under cover, with tepid water to improve cropping.
Harvesting July - October
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Sow Under Cover/Plant Indoors
  • Direct Sow/Plant Outdoors
  • Flowers/Harvest
Advice
Indonesian monkfish and mussel curry

This is one of my favourite things to make for a special dinner, ideal for Valentine’s Day.

Delivery

Plant Delivery - When in stock, please allow up to 4-6 weeks for despatch. For fruit & veg bare roots/crowns or potatoes, please allow up to 2 weeks for despatch.

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Sarah Raven Chilli Collection reviews

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Reviewed 9th February 2021 by Bev

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