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    I was watching a programme at the weekend - think it was 40 Years of Beechgrove garden. Expect it doesn't really matter.

    Anyway they were saying that it is not the seeds, but the core bit just below the stem that gives it the heat.

    Next time I make curry paste, will try one batch ground whole, and anther with the top just cut off to see if it is true. (can always drop the skin back in)


    I expect by removing the seeds, you are also removing the core so has the same result
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    I have a family run chilli farm a few mins away from me...they grow in tunnels. Make and sell sauces locally and can often be seen in craft/artisan fairs. I think they’ve recently been targeting America.

    https://www.justchillies.co.uk/about/?v=79cba1185463

    They also have a FB page - worth a look to see a few of their photos on their growing space.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SarrissUK View Post
    I have grown chillis in the past, but they have always turned out to be far too spicy for me. Those that have been milder, then sometimes throw in one fruit that burns my face off.

    Can you, or anyone, advise on a chili that has a little bit of heat, but generally thought of as incredibly mild? When people say something's "not too spicy" it still takes my face off lol
    I am growing Aji Champion and Aji White Fantasy this year. I can't taste any heat at all in either of them, although I have been working on increasing my heat tolerance by trying hotter and hotter chillies so maybe I'm now completely desensitised to mild ones. Can you taste the chilli in Feisty Cherry Diet Coke? I can't.

    Champion and White Fantasy are both easy to grow (if you can get hold of the seeds) and very productive, although take a long time to ripen so you need to start them quite early.

    If you like habanero flavour without the heat then Numex Suave (I think it comes in red and orange but not 100% sure) and Trinidad Perfume are good ones to try.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scarlet View Post
    I have a family run chilli farm a few mins away from me...they grow in tunnels. Make and sell sauces locally and can often be seen in craft/artisan fairs. I think they’ve recently been targeting America.

    https://www.justchillies.co.uk/about/?v=79cba1185463

    They also have a FB page - worth a look to see a few of their photos on their growing space.
    I just wondered whether anyone could say they had a chilli farm, even if it was just a GH full.
    I've always fancied having a "farm" so wondering if I could say I had a Tomato farm, or a Courgette farm or even a Kale farm.
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    I've got a mollusc farm.
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    I have a mollusc farm too - it fills the whole garden and more

    I will try those milder varieties you've suggested for next year - thank you!
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    I think Pepperman as started a bean farm....he appears to have done a runner
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimothy1275 View Post
    Hi and welcome,
    I'm looking forward to your posts! I grow chillis at home, but this year has been really disappointing, out of the 15 plants that started off really healthy I've got one left (it's doing really well though so I'm pleased) the others started off great but one by one their leaves started to drop off and they just gave up the ghost. It was most odd.
    Sorry to hear this. Certain varieties will do a lot better in the UK climate than others, with many varieties fruiting months before other later varieties. It is important to pick the right varieties for your climate, and this becomes more vital the further north you are.

    The other issue is that chillies can take a real setback if they get hit by a cold, wet snap early on in the season, between late April and early June. Some chilli plants will get set back so badly during a cold snap that they are not able to recover and will grow slowly, if at all, before succumbing to the damage.
    A few cold nights around 1-2C, combined with daytime temperatures that do not climb above 10-12C will spell death for young chillies. And we get a spell of weather like that in May most years. So you must protect young plants on colder nights. Say if it drops below 5C.

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