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Chilli seeds

October 4, 2016

Sow seeds early as some hot peppers can take 120+ days from transplanting to fruiting. Temp should be maintained at the indicated temp 25-30°C chilli seeds will germinate at 25C but will take longer 30C+ is the preferred temp for hot chillies Jolokia, Morich, Tepin and Habanero chillies they can also be slow and erratic to emerge

Chilli Trinidad Genghis Khan Brain

Capsicum chinense
Extremely hot rare chilli ripening from green to red, pimply skin, fruity tones and rivals the heat of many superhots, believed to be a Trinidad Scorpion cross.

Peppers Chilli Trinidad 7 Pot Katie 10 seeds

Chilli Trinidad 7 Pot Katie

Capsicum chinense
A Trinidad 7 pot / Naga cross, bred in the UK and coming in at over 1,500,000 SHU. Large pods ripen from green to dark red with a fruity flavour.

Peppers Chilli Trinidad Genghis Khan Brain 10 seeds

Chilli Trinidad Apocalypse Scorpion

C chinense
Fruity tones and rivals the heat of many superhots this chilli was developed by the Italian growing Organisation AIASP. Wrinkled skins and various shaped fruits ripen to bright red in colour.

Peppers Chilli Trinidad Apocalypse Scorpion 10 seeds

Chilli Trinidad Sepia Serpent

Capsicum chinense
A Butch T x Douglah, chocolate brown in colour and occasionally a little red in the brown. A sweet earthy flavour and heat level is extremely hot, very large pods with rough pimply skin, plants produce different shaped pods similar to other chocolate varieties.

Peppers Chilli Trinidad Sepia Serpent 10 seeds

Chilli Trinidad 7 Pot Chocolate Brain Strain

Capsicum chinense
Very hot Brainstrain chilli, Pods ripen from light green to Brown and have a fruity earthy flavour.

Peppers Chilli Trinidad 7 Pot Chocolate Brain Strain 10 seeds

 

Buy seeds online – visit our new website

August 17, 2016

Our new website is now live https://www.nickys-nursery.co.uk/

Nicky’s Nursery Online shopping for all your favourite, rare and unusual seeds, garden games and garden sundries. We are dedicated to bringing our customers the highest quality products

 

Ornamental Chilli Pepper Uchu Cream Red

November 27, 2014

Chilli Uchu Cream Red
Capsicum annuum
A unique ornamental chilli plant that produces slim to medium sized fruit which are cream coloured ripening through to red. A two tone cream/green foliage makes this an ideal statement pot plant or patio container plant, also an excellent plant for the flower border.

Capsicum. Peppers Chilli Uchu Cream Red 10 seeds

Chilli seeds Special Offers on Carolina Reaper & Numex Vaquero

February 21, 2014

February special offers on Carolina Reaper and Numex Vaquero

Carolina Reaper seeds
Capsicum chinense
Special Offer 10 seeds £3.45
One of the World’s Hottest Chillies the Carolina Reaper is also known as
HP22b. The Carolina Reaper averages at over 1,500,000 shu, a new world record holder. These superhot chillies have bright red gnarled fruits with a stinger tail, and a fruity flavour.

 

NUMEX VAQUERO 10 seeds for 35p

Capsicum annuum
Open pollinated hot Jalapeno chilli pepper. Green smooth pods with no purpling and uniform heat, pods are up to 6.25cm long. Heat level 25,000 to 30,000 SHU with a good Jalapeno flavour.

Peppers Chilli Numex Vaquero

Vegetable seeds to sow February

February 18, 2014

Some of the many vegetable seeds to sow now include

View the vegetable sowing calendar

Garden News Magazine Some of the many Chilli varieties to sow now

February 18, 2014

GARDEN NEWS Magazine featured chillies:-

Peppers Chilli Carolina Reaper 10 seedsCarolina Reaper

Peppers Chilli Bhut Jolokia Ghost Chilli 10 sdsBhut Jolokia Previous world record holder for the Hottest Chilli, currently the only hottest pepper that seed is commercially available for.

Habanero

Peppers Chilli Tabasco 20 seedsTabasco

Peppers Chilli Joes Long Cayenne 15 seedsJoes Long Cayenne

Peppers Chilli Cherry Bomb 10 seedsCherry Bomb

Peppers Chilli JalapenoJalapeno

Peppers Chilli Inferno 10 seedsInferno

Peppers Chilli Ancho Poblano 20 seedsPoblano Ancho chilli seeds.

Peppers Chilli Trinidad Scorpion Red 10 seedsTrinidad Scorpion Previous world record holder for the Hottest Chilli

Seed available from Nicky’s Chilli Seeds

#chilli seeds #worlds hottest chilli

Carolina Reaper one of the Worlds Hottest Chillies

February 17, 2014

 

Carolina Reaper seeds

Capsicum chinense
One of the World’s Hottest Chillies the Carolina Reaper also known as
HP22b averages at over 1,500,000 shu. Buy Carolina Reaper seeds these superhot chillies have bright red gnarled fruits with a stinger tail, and a fruity flavour.

 

Chillies Cornish Naga and Jays Peach Ghost Chilli seeds available

November 20, 2013

New chilli seeds for 2014

In stock now Cornish Naga

Cornish Naga chilli seedsCornish Naga 10 chilli seeds

C. chinense The Cornish Naga has been developed by Chilli enthusiast Paul Tonkin. It’s thought to be a hybrid cross with a Trinidad scorpion originally and has been grown out to produce a pod that has been tested at just under 1.2 million SHU’s at Warwick University. The fruit have an apricot/bitter orange flavour followed by extreme heat. A real throat burner. Plants produce a good crop of 2 inch pods.

Jays Peach Ghost Scorpion

Jays Peach Ghost ScorpionJays Peach Ghost Scorpion 10 chilli seeds

Capsicum chinense A extremely hot pepper that’s a cross between peach Bhut jolokia and Trinidad scorpion. The pods ripen from a lime green to an attractive peach colour. The large delicate flavoured pods are contorted and bumpy and some have tails. The pods have been measured around 700-800,000 SHU’s Plants have a branching habit and are capable of good yields but require a long growing season so early sowing is recommended. Caution when handling this is a very hot pepper.

Nicky’s Chilli Seeds

A guide to germinating chilli seeds and growing chillies

October 17, 2013

Ever wanted to grow your own chillies but thought the task is too much for you? Don’t
worry! We’ve got you covered

If you have a bit of a green thumb and a pallet that favours hotter foods, growing chillies might be for you.

Despite popular belief you can easily germinate chilli seeds and grow a chilli plant at home, and it isn’t that difficult to do. Here we’re going to give you a brief guide to growing your very own chillies. You’ll be able to spice up your life in no time.

Ornamental Chilli Medusa

Ornamental Chilli Medusa

Germinating

Most people choose to immediately plant their chilli seeds into their compost. And whilst this is fine, there are a couple of things you can do before hand to help.

One such way is to soak your chilli seeds in warm water over night.

Alternatively you could place your seeds in-between two pieces of damp kitchen roll and then into a sealed container. Place this container somewhere warm and at a constant temperature. This should help speed up the germination process.

Chilli Ancho San Luis

Chilli Ancho San Luis sweet flavoured medium heat level

Planting the seeds

The compost you use doesn’t have to be anything special – multipurpose will do the trick just fine, seed compost is better especially if you sow a lot of seeds. Try and evenly space the seeds and check them once a day. Remember, you’re trying to keep the soil from getting dry.

The key to a solid growth is to keep the temperature constant. I recommend germinating the seeds in a heated propagator and for the hot chillies a thermostatically controlled propagator.

How long will they take to germinate? Well, that depends on the plant, milder chillies are easier to germinate, hot chillies require more heat and time to germinate, it also depends on the area they’re germinated in, temperature, moisture and light, get it wrong and germination can be slow and % germinate can be low.  Aim for around 2-4 weeks for germination.

After germination

Once your chillies have to started to sprout they’re going to need light. Hopefully, on your windowsill they’ll get all the light they need. If however you don’t live in a particularly sunny area, you can purchase grow lights.

These offer the plants artificial lighting but beware! If the light is too hot it could end up damaging or even killing the seeds.

Bhut Jolokia seeds

Bhut Jolokia the Ghost Chilli, one of the worlds hottest peppers

Re-potting

As your chilli plants start to grow you may have to consider re-potting them. When removing the plants be careful not to damage any roots or seeds. Take your time. One damaged root could see the end of your beloved chilli!

Re-potting can be quite a tricky thing to do. If you put the plant in something too big, it’ll focus on growing the roots, rather than the stem. Try and re-pot when you’re seeing roots appear at the drainage holes in the bottom.

When is it ready?

When you start to see flowers appear on your plant it’s almost time for the chillies. The flowers will need pollinating. If you haven’t move the plants outside at any point, then don’t worry. You can pollinate them yourself in the greenhouse or indoors. Take a cotton bud and rub around inside each flower head. This will loosen the pollen the way a bee would.

You will eventually see the flowers drop off. Don’t panic, this just means your chillies are on the way.

Trinidad Scorpion Butch T

Trinidad Scorpion Butch T hotter than the Bhut Jolokia!

Things to remember –

  • It’s best to plant your seeds early in the year around January or February
  • It is best to germinate chilli seeds in a heated propagator and grow them on in a greenhouse
  • Chillies are usually grown as annuals in the UK. However, they are classified as ‘tender perennials’ meaning that you may be able to get a few seasons out of one plant
  • As your chillies start to sprout you may want to move them outside if you  don’t have a greenhouse. If you do want to do this, ease them in. Take them out for a few hours a day so that they can ‘harden up’ to the  elements
  • Don’t put them outside when it’s still frosty! This will quickly put an end to your chillies.
  • As with any plant, the early stage of growth leaves them open to disease

Good luck and enjoy your chillies!

Trinidad Moruga Scorpion

Trinidad Moruga Scorpion the Worlds Hottest Chilli Pepper

Up to 200 varieties of chilli to grow from seed http://www.nickys-nursery.co.uk/garden-shop/seeds/chilli-seeds-a-to-z/

Superhot Chilli seeds

November 20, 2012

The Worlds Hottest Chillies are currently Trinidad Moruga Scorpion, Trinidad Butch T, Bhut Jolokia, superhots not yet tested but though to be hotter than Bhut Jolokia include Trinidad Chocolate Scorpion, Trinidad 7 pot Brown, Jays Red Ghost Scorpion and Peach Bhut Jolokia.

Trinidad Moruga Scorpion

Trinidad Moruga Scorpion

Trinidad Moruga Scorpion
C.chinense
Bred from the Trinidad Scorpion, it is thought to be a lot hotter than the scorpion.  Fruits ripen from green to red. The pods are wrinkled and larger than the Butch T. This is one of the worlds hottest chilli peppers, the highest test result reached over 2,000,000 shu.

Trinidad Scorpion Butch T strain seeds

Trinidad Scorpion Butch ‘T’

Trinidad Scorpion Butch T
Capsicum chinense
Originating from Trinidad this scorpion is the pure Butch T  strain, we are the only UK seed company with the genuine Butch T seeds, it was tested at over 1,460,000 SHU, making it hotter than the Bhut Jolokia.

Bhut Jolokia

Bhut Jolokia

Bhut Jolokia
Capsicum chinense
Bhut Jolokia The Worlds Hottest Chilli Pepper, Ghost Chilli or  Ghost Chile. The ‘Blistering Hot’ Indian Chilli Pepper that originates in the area of Assam, India. Bred and tested by the Chile Pepper Institute in Mexico (our source for one of the hottest peppers in the world) the origin of the seed they used was from Bih Jolokia bred in Assam India. Fruits of red/orange Bhut  Jolokia ripen from green to orange through to red when fully ripe.  Up to 1,001,304 Scoville Units – Handle with caution.

Trinidad Chocolate Scorpion seeds

Trinidad Chocolate Scorpion seeds

Trinidad Chocolate Scorpion
Hot Chilli Pepper – Capsicum chinense
The Trinidad Chocolate
Scorpion is the natural chocolate colored variant of the red Trinidad Scorpion. The red versions of the Trinidad Scorpion tend to have more of a biting flavour and some say slightly acidic. But the Chocolate Scorpion is smoother with more sweetness. The Trinidad Chocolate Scorpion plants get very tall but do not produce a large quantity of peppers. However they do produce very large pods weighing as much as 18 grams or more. The pepper pods like other Scorpions have
a bonnet like look to them and are very twisted and lumpy. Some will grow skinny tails but not as much as other Scorpion chile types. The heat level is very high and may be as hot as the Butch T Scorpion depending on growing conditions.

Chilli seeds available from http://www.nickys-nursery.co.uk/garden-shop/seeds/chilli-seeds-a-to-z/


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