Koral – Good things often come in small packages. This is our first year growing this variety, and it’s come in smaller than expected – but it certainly packs a punch!
Orange Fresno– First bred in California in the early 1950s, Fresno chillies are named after the city in that state. They come in a wide variety of colours: this one ripens to a bright orange. Similar in appearance to a jalapeño, they have a fruitier, sweeter flavour than that stalwart, and are better for drying. Widely versatile, they can be used virtually however you want.
Daredevil – Cayenne peppers, named after the river and city in French Guiana where their use was first recorded, are one of the most widely used chillies in the western hemisphere – first recorded in 1552 (and mentioned in Culpeper’s Complete Herbal of 1653). This variety could be used in a dressing or marinade, to flavour curries or Cajun dishes.
For best results: remove stalks, keep in the bag in the fridge for about a week.
To prepare, cut lengthways and slice off the stem (remove the seeds and membrane if you want a milder heat). Wash your hands thoroughly and avoid touching your eyes or any sensitive skin.
Organic chilli farmer
We’re chilli fiends, growing all sorts of varieties here in Devon, and on Guy’s farm in France. We decided which should go in our mild mix and which in our hot mix using the Scoville Scale as well as our own taste tests.