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?
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...More »
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 ...More »
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...More »
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...More »
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 ...More »
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 ...More »
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....More »