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World of Chillies

At our Hawkwood site, we grow and save seed from over 50 cultivars of chilli, a living library in which most of the world’s regions are represented. See our new guide to these beautiful plants which play a role in …

Cabe Merah Keriting

Origin: Java, Indonesia OrganicLea Heat Rating: 3 The name means literally “curly red chilli”, and “dreadlock chilli” is its nickname. The thin wiry fruit can grow into highly ornate shapes. The seed was brought to us by Adam, an OrganicLea …

Romanian Yellow

Origin: Romania via Italy OrganicLea Heat Rating: 4 An OrganicLea grower noticed that many of the villagers near the town of Sienna in Tuscany grew these attractive golden-yellow peppers in terracotta pots by their front doors. Now they brighten up …