Vegetable chillies are relatively large-fruited and thick-fleshed, and tend to be milder than the spice-type varieties. Because of their bulk, these chillies are used mostly as a vegetable, playing virtually the same culinary role as sweet peppers – they are ideal stuffed with meat, rice or cheese; chopped into salads or salsas; and cooked in stews, stir fries and omelettes.
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Round, thick-fleshed, chilies that are perfect for stuffing.
Approximate heat level: 5,100 SHU
A chilli that really stands out. The fruit are exceptionally crunchy, thick and juicy, with a very tender skin, and can be eaten like an apple.
Approximate heat level: 400 SHU
Medium-statured plants with hot (especially for a jalapeño), sausage-shaped fruit.
Approximate heat level: 25,000 SHU
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One pack of each of the vegetable-type chilli varieties.
A poblano (also called 'ancho') chilli indispensable in Mexican cuisine. The fruit are large, heart-shaped and flavourful.
Approximate heat level: mild (700 SHU)
A Japanese type of sweet pepper producing small fruit that are harvested young and eaten whole.
An easy-to-grow, early maturing chilli that is both good flavoured and productive.
Approximate heat level: 6,000 SHU
A mainstay of Turkish cooking this mild chilli is normally eaten green when the seeds are soft and tender.
Approximate heat level: 1,500 SHU
An Eastern European vegetable chilli with thick-fleshed, cone-shaped fruit.
Approximate heat level: mild
A high yielding serrano chilli that produces large, hot fruit on medium-sized plants.
Approximate heat level: 24,000 SHU
An Anaheim / New Mexican type chilli with dagger-shaped, mildly hot fruit.
Approximate heat level: 800 SHU (not tested by Sea Spring Seeds)
An early maturing jalapeño chilli with fruit that turn from yellow to red as they ripen.
Approximate heat level: 5,300 SHU
A novel pumpkin-shaped Thai chilli with plenty of heat.
Approximate heat level: 36,000 SHU
A medium-sized, cone-shaped chilli that is very versatile in the kitchen.
Approximate heat level: 35,000 SHU
A popular chilli used in traditional Spanish tapas.
Approximate heat level: 12,000 SHU (mature fruit)
A vegetable-type chilli producing particularly large, cone-shaped fruit that can be used in place of a sweet pepper in any dish
Heat level: mild
An mild aji chilli that originates from Mauritius.
Approximate heat level: medium to hot
For a different chilli experience try growing a rocoto, with its black seeds and distinctive flavour.
Approximate heat level: 60,000 SHU
A jalapeño chilli producing particularly large, thick-fleshed fruit.
Approximate heat level: 4,000 SHU
Perhaps the oddest shaped pepper we sell – three or four wings spread out from the bottom of the fruit, giving the fruit a vaguely bell-like appearance.
Approximate heat level: 13,000 SHU