Chilli seeds

Hiya everyone,I've not posted for a while, had some stuff going on. Anyway I want to get back to growing next year and I'm concentrating my efforts on one thing, chillis. Can anyone recommend a reputable, quality chilli seed supplier as I've been shafted in the past. 

Thanks in advance

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  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 17,916

    It depends what you're after.   I don't want a volcanic effect and I've been happy with the range from suppliers such as Chilterns, Plant World, Suttons and T&M but if you want more esoteric varieties and a range of heat then you need a specialist.

    These people have a DEFRA certificate for quality - http://www.chileseeds.co.uk/chili-seeds.php and a wide variety of heat, size and flavour in the chili seeds offered.

    If you google chili seeds+UK you'll find lots of specialist suppliers out there who rely on recommendations and repeat business for commercial success.

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  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 15,270

    http://www.realseeds.co.uk/hotpeppers.html

    THESE PEOPLE HAVE SUPPLIED ME WITH OTHER TYPES OF SEEDS AND I HAVE BEEN PLEASED WITH THEM.

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  • Waz200Waz200 Posts: 54

    I'm not after chillis that are too hot, however i do want a range of warm to relatively hot like a numex but one thing i do want for definite are jalapeños, thanks for the advice I'll check the links out you both posted. ?

    Last edited: 15 November 2016 18:37:11

  • LoganLogan Posts: 2,532

    Haven't had success with germinating bought chilli seeds,so I dried some from bought chillies from the supermarkets and it worked. I wanted some that was really hot so I bought 4 plants and dried some for next year.image

  • Pete.8Pete.8 Billericay, EssexPosts: 4,729

    For a Thai-style chili I can highly recommend Super Chili - extremely prolific and very attractive

    I've bought seed from T&M and Mr F over the yrs and had good results

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  • The basic Cayenne are reliable - if you remove the seeds when you come to use them, they aren't too hot ( tho "hot" is always a matter of personal taste ).  They dry well and last for ages.

  • Waz200Waz200 Posts: 54

    Thank you everyone, I'll research things from your advice, I'm after some easy growers but I want some trickier ones to try as I've grown regular ones in the past, I'll be back with an update on my progress, success or failure. ?

  • Waz200Waz200 Posts: 54
    Well I bought some from chilli seeds.co.uk and sowed them on Sunday, they've all started to germinate now. So far, so good. ?
  • LoganLogan Posts: 2,532

    That was quick, that's very good.image

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