Chilli Peppers Grown In South Wales Since 2008
The largest collection of different Capsicums in Wales.
Peppapeach Chilli seeds -10
An offshoot of the Sugar Rush Peach that had the desired shape I’ve been after, resembling the famed Peppadew C. Baccatum variety that hails from South Africa. Peppapeach has medium heat with the great Baccatum flavor and has a high yield of peppers.
Sugar Rush Peach Twisty seeds - 10
One of our original chilli's, this is a very twisted variety of the Sugar Rush Peach.
These are tall plants, growing to 180cm tall by 80cm wide and may need support.
The plants have white and green/yellow markings and produce fruits that ripen to a wonderful peach colour - and can be quite large.
The hotness is above average.
Our seeds are mainly open pollinated, natures way. Occasionally accidental crosses occur. As a new (potentially unstable) cross breed, there may be variations in the final chilli produced.
All seeds sold are from plants grown by Welsh Dragon Chilli and open pollinated, natures way -occasionally accidental crosses occur.
Capsicum Flexuosum Chilli seeds - 10
A wild variety from South American who’s range includes Brazil, Paraguay and Argentina which has several accessions within the species. Out of the two I have grown, one has a white flower with yellow/green markings inside and on the back of the petals and the other is similar, but develops a purple colour on the back of the petals that intensifies sometimes when it’s cooler.
Along with C. Praetermissum species, this is one of the few available rare wild species outside of the usual Chinense, Annuum, Baccatum, Pubescens and Frustescens known to growers. Many other extremely rare wild types exist and belong to the 26 chromosome family of Capsicums, but Flexuosum is the normal 24 chromosome Capsicum most types are (2n=2x=24).
C. Flexuosum appears to be one of the world’s most cold hardy Capsicums species. In Wales my plants sail through the winter in the polytunnel, retaining many of their leaves whilst they drop off other types during the cold months. Wild varieties seem to do best at making it past their first growing year when rooted into the ground in a polytunnel with the soil kept partially dry.
Rocotos Chilli seeds - 10
Also known as the Tree Chili, the Rocoto is rare and unusual, having hairy leaves, beautiful purple flowers and black seeds. Ripened fruits are red.
It is relatively hardy for a chilli and will survive the winter if kept protected from out of frosts.
Hot and very tasty.
Sugar Rush Peach seeds - 10
The first and most popular of the Sugar Rush Peach types.
First bred by Chris Fowler at Welsh Dragon Chilli, it's an excellent tasting variety. It has a super sweet, medium hot, tropical flavour.
It's an early variety of chilli with high yields of peach coloured chillies.
The plants grow to 150cm tall and require support.
El Oro Long Spiky seeds - 10
This chilli appears to be a natural mutation which showed up in my plants alongside the normal El Oro De Ecuador C. Baccatum chillies a few years ago. Grown out each year since, they have showed very little variation and have fully kept their form. These yield well and have good C. Baccatum cold tolerance if grown in a polytunnel.
Sugar Rush Peach Bell seeds - 10
This phenotype appeared in my plants a few years ago and I've grown it out so it keeps it's form. These grow from a pale green and ripen to peach. Like many of the other Sugar Rush types I develop, these provide a great yield and I was picking pods in the polytunnel right until December.