Chilli seeds

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Yabba

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« on: August 26, 2008, 10:53 »
I was thinking of growing chillis next year, as I'll be able to free up my tiny lil' 6' x 8' greenhouse and use it just for them and peppers. Ideally I'd like to grow a range of different varieties rather than just a greenhouse full of the same variety.

So, my question(s) : where's the best place to get chillis from and do any of you have any recommendations for varieties to grow?

I'd like to avoid any F1 style varieties as I'm trying to save my own seed from everything I grow ... mainly because I'm tight fisted, but also because I like the whole idea of being self-sufficient with seeds as well as produce.

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BazTheGardener

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« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2008, 12:12 »
Hi
came accross this site yesterday and will be ordering some later this week.

www.chileseeds.co.uk

Might even pop up there as I quiet fancy the chocolate. :D
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orfy

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« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2008, 12:15 »
You could visit these on the way.

http://www.mammothonion.co.uk/shop/8/index.htm

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« Reply #3 on: August 26, 2008, 12:32 »
I have quite a few seeds I brought back from Indonesia last year. I only planted one this year and it has grown and is fruiting with about 12 chilli's on it. I have three different varieties but have no idea what their names are as I just got the chilli's from a market, de-seeded them and brought them home. I am going back there this year so will get some different types. You are welcome to try these three types if you like, I have enough to spare.

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orfy

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« Reply #4 on: August 26, 2008, 13:10 »
I'm up for chilli seed swaps.

I'll list all mine when I get chance.

I can probably rustle up a plant or two as well.

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Yabba

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« Reply #5 on: August 26, 2008, 15:56 »
Quote from: "robbodaveuk"
You are welcome to try these three types if you like, I have enough to spare


Yes please, I like growing the unknown, it's such a .... surprise :D

Quote from: "orfy"
I'm up for chilli seed swaps.

I'll list all mine when I get chance.

I can probably rustle up a plant or two as well.


I'm afraid I don't have anything to swap this year as I'm just getting into the whole "keep your own seeds" lark :( ... unless you like dahlias,if all goes to plan we'll have a fair few spare tubers at the end of the year.

I'd love to see a list of what you grow though :D

I've actually taken a quick look around both of those sites since I posted ... they certainly have some interesting ones!

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orfy

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« Reply #6 on: August 26, 2008, 16:07 »
I've just brought all the seeds home from the lottie.

I'll list when I can.

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Yabba

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« Reply #7 on: August 26, 2008, 17:51 »
*bates breath*

Not trying to hurry you but I have a seriously small lung capacity and I make a really ugly smurf ;)

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« Reply #8 on: August 26, 2008, 20:02 »
http://www.rainbowchiliseeds.com/
Is a top company to deal with, they're from
across the pond but service is brilliant.
They also through in some free packs.

Wouldn't bother with chilliseed.co.uk myself
unless you're after the chocolate bih jolokia seeds.
Gerald can be slow to deal with and hard work sometimes.

My seed list looks like this just now.

African Sun Habanero (Big Sun)
Aji Dulce Yellow
Apache
Bermuda Hot
Birds Eye
Bishop's Hats
Bonda Ma Jaque
Burkina hot
Chocolate Bih Jolokia
Dorset Naga
Dundicut
Hot Lemon
Joe Longs
Little Elf
Naga Jolokia pc-1
Padron
Pimento De Padron
Portugese Medium
Purple Prince
Red Hot Carribean Habs
Safi
Satin's Kiss
Scotch Bonnets
Serrano
St Helena
Tabasco
Thai Dragon
Thai Orange
Twilight
Unkown Naga type
Verigated Striped Hot ?
Yellow Habs

At the end of the season(when the fruit ripens) i should have Trinidad Scorpion, 7pod and Thai Mound seeds.

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orfy

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« Reply #9 on: August 26, 2008, 20:13 »
WOW.......


That's gonna show up my list of 5 or 6 !!!!

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« Reply #10 on: August 26, 2008, 23:48 »
Quote from: "breathecosse"
http://www.rainbowchiliseeds.com/
Is a top company to deal with, they're from
across the pond but service is brilliant.
They also through in some free packs.



I'll second that.  I've bought from them this yr, quicker to respond than many uk companies, lots of interesting varieties and quite cheap.

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lincspoacher

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« Reply #11 on: August 27, 2008, 09:21 »
I got a 'fatili' chilli plant via ebay, the guy did a stunning job packaging a 3 inch seedling to resist the Royal Mail Parcel Destruction System. Its now about 18 inches high and got about 12 fruits on, the longest being 3 inches and a deep black/green.

Ima going to save seeds and try and get more going next year from it.

Anyone got any advice on germinating chilli seeds ?

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orfy

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« Reply #12 on: August 27, 2008, 09:28 »
I just plant mine as normal and have had over 90% come up.

I even plant them from fresh and dried bought chillies.

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Elcie

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« Reply #13 on: August 27, 2008, 09:53 »
So, can I just ask something as I love eating chillis - can I just go to a supermarket, buy some chillis, and plant the seeds from inside it?

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orfy

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« Reply #14 on: August 27, 2008, 10:15 »
I did.

I let them dry first. I don't know if that's correct or not but it worked.

I guess it's just like collecting seeds from any other plants.



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