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Chilli Pepper – Serrano

£5.99

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A classic chilli

For anyone who’d like to grow a classic Mexican chilli that is packed with heat, this is a step up from the jalapeno! Harvest them green or red – they get hotter as they ripen.

Number of plants: 3

Variety: Serrano (organic*)

In the kitchen: Add to curries, stir-fries and stews.

THESE PLANTS WILL BE SHIPPED IN SPRING 2024 Delivery Info: Please see FAQs for up-to-date delivery info. Growing/Planting Advice: Best planted in a greenhouse or polytunnel. Keep well watered. Plant plugs approx 30cm apart. When to harvest: You can expect chillies and peppers to start forming in July if planted early, they should keep cropping through to late Autumn if grown in a greenhouse. *Transplants suitable for organic growing.

The right site

Chillies and Peppers grow much better in a warm greenhouse. Some of the smaller plants will do well on a sunny windowsill.

Can be grown in....

Chillies and peppers are best grown in fresh compost in either growbags or pots.

How far apart?

Three to a grow bag or one to a pot. If you’re planting them in beds, the spacing is slightly dependent on the variety you choose, and we’ll advise you what’s best for your baby chillies and peppers when you receive them. If in doubt, 20cm is a good distance.

Looking after your plants....

Pinch off the tips of chilli plants when they’ve reached around 20cm in height – this will encourage the plant to produce more fruits! You’ll need to feed both chillies and peppers fairly frequently, especially before it starts to flower.


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Watering them

Keep them watered thoroughly and give them a liquid feed every fortnight.

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They need support

Give them a little support – train them up a bamboo cane.

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Pinch off any growing tips regularly

When they reach about 20cm in height you can pinch off the growing tips of the plant. This will encourage a bushier plant with more peppers.

Storage Tips

If you get a generous crop of chillies, try drying them out to keep you going over the winter.

Ways to cook

Sweet peppers are lovely in salads during the late summer and early autumn. And you really can’t go wrong throwing a few slices onto a pizza. You can makes some great relishes and pickles too. Chillies kind of speak for themselves – add them to anything for a little extra heat!

Do I need to sign for them?
All our vegetable plug plant orders are dispatched with an overnight courier* to mainland UK and do not need to be signed for when they are delivered, but will be left somewhere safe. When placing your order, please let us know where you would like the plug plants left if you are not in when the courier delivers.

We will keep you posted
You will receive an email approximately a week before your order is dispatched and another on the day your plug plants are packed and leave us so you know to expect and prepare for their arrival.