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    Chilli Peppers

    We’ve arranged 10 popular chillies from the mild to the seriously hot on a simple scale. Starting at 1 with the mildest variety, with each step up the scale the heat of the chilli doubles in intensity.

    Having grown all of these from seed we can report on how each variety performed, how they taste and just how hot they really are.  So read along and if it takes your fancy why not try growing some of the chillies for yourself. How far up the scale can you go?

    Anaheim

    The Anaheim chilli pepper is one of the mildest you will ever try hence it's position at no. 1 in the chilli challenge. There are cultivars of Anaheim in...

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    Bulgarian Chilli Carrot

    Next up we have the Bulgarian Carrot Chilli. This  is still widely regarded as a mild chilli and for this reason it is suitable for most palates. It a...

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    Cayenne

    Look in your spice drawer and you'll likely find some Cayenne Pepper. As you might expect this has come from Cayenne Chilli peppers which have been dri...

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    Chilli Identity

    This should help you identify 10 popular chillies. They range in heat from the top down. To return to the chilli challenge the above image or here....

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    Grow Your Own Chillies

    Chilli's are one of the easiest plants to grow so it's little surprise that so many of us grow our own.  Each year new varieties come to market, some ...

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    Habanero Chilli Pepper

    Okay - we're talking seriously hot here, seriously, seriously hot. Habanero have thin waxy flesh that is similar to that of the Scotch Bonnet (# 9 ...

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    Jalapeno

    So things are heating up a little.  Next up is another contender from Mexico in the form of the Jalapeno Chilli Pepper.  With a heat rating of around...

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    Naga

    Taking us off the scale is the Naga Chilli Pepper with a Scoville rating close to a million. So just how hot is that ? It's 150  times hotter than...

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    Poblano

    Next up we'll be sampling the Poblano Chilli. This very mild chilli is rated 2 on the scale of heat. That makes it twice as hot as the Anaheim. Peopl...

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    Ring of Fire

    And it burns,burns burns. With a name like 'Ring of Fire' you know this chilli is going to be hot. So exactly how hot are we talking here ? It has a Sc...

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    Rodeo F1 Chilli

    Wowsers, things are really heating up now with the Rodeo F1 Chilli. This has a respectable Scoville rating of 20,000 units and clocks in at position 6 ...

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    Scotch Bonnet

    Scorchio indeed, this is one of the hottest chillies around. Despite the spicy reputation Scotch Bonnet seeds are one of the best selling. This is like...

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    Serrano

    So you've made it half way through the chilli challenge, well done. Now things are getting a little hotter do you think you can handle a Seranno chilli...

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