Need some heat in your life?
Browse our collection of specialty Hot Pepper varieties and you may be inspired to try some new varieties and become a hot pepper connoisseur! Our selection includes many different types, shapes, sizes, colours and strengths of heat. The heat strength of hot peppers is measured in Scoville Heat Units (shu).
Specialty Hot Peppers and Scoville Heat Units (shu) we’re Growing
HOW HOT ARE OUR 2021 HOT PEPPERS? measured in Scoville Heat Units (shu)
Varieties vary enormously from the mild Aji Rico chili pepper (500 shu) which has a refreshing citrus flavour to the extremely hot Ghost Chili, (1,000,000 shu), 400 times hotter than Tabasco sauce.
AJI RICO – Chili type – 500 shu
MAD HATTER – Bishop’s Crown – 500-1000 shu
HOLY MOLE – Pasilla type – 700 shu
TIME BOMB – Ethnic type – 1,100 shu
CARRANZA – Poblano type – 1000-2000 shu
HUNGARIAN YELLOW WAX – 2,000 shu
DURANGO – Guajillo type – 2,500-5,000 shu
FLAMING JADE – Serrano type – 3,000 shu
HOT PORTUGAL – 5,000 shu
LA BOMBA – Jalapeno type – 5,000 shu
JALAPENO – 6,000 shu
PRIMERO RED HABANERO – 60,000 shu
BASKET OF FIRE – Chili type – 80,000 shu
HABANERO ORANGE – 200,000 shu
GHOST CHILE – 1,000,000 shu
CAROLINER REAPER – Chili type – 1,500,000 shu
Hot Peppers – Fresh or Dried
Hot Peppers are easy to grow, especially in a long, hot summer. Plant in full sun in containers or in the ground and water as required. As the plant grows, flowers will form which then grow into peppers. Harvest as the peppers ripen. Use fresh in your favourite recipes or dry in a low temperature oven and store for the winter. Always handle, prepare and eat hot peppers with caution!