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Lobrasan

Origin: Croatia via Spain OrganicLea Heat Rating: 2 This is a pretty, round (4cm height and width), fleshy “Cherry” type that ripens early. The seed was brought back from a seed swap in Andalucia, Spain, by Aimee, an OrganicLea apprentice …

Bolivian Rainbow

Origin: Bolivia OrganicLea Heat Rating: 7 This is an ornamental  pepper, yielding many small (2 cm) fruits that range in colour from purple to yellow to orange before ripening to a fiery red. Ru, an OrganicLea grower, obtained the seed …

Tabasco

Origin: Mexico OrganicLea Heat Rating: 4 The chilli behind the iconic McIlheny’s Tabasco Sauce. The sauce is made in Louisiana, but the recipe taken from the Mexican county of Tabasco, where the cultivar originates. We often pick it under-ripe, as …