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Bountiful Seeds

Bountiful Seeds

Ivor Davies who founded The Devils Garden has set up a new business called Bountiful Seeds in France supplying chilli seeds, Ivor moved to France as he had access to a large plot of land about an hour from Paris.

The new site is divided up into five categories of chilli seeds to choose from Annuum, Baccatum, Chinense, Frutescens and Pubescens with picture and description of each variety. Ivor tells us that the seeds come from suppliers that have been tried and tested but with a crop of intriguing chilli plants already growing in the BS polytunnels, many more chilli plants of all shapes and sizes as well as flavours will soon be added to the website.

Being based in France seems to be no hindrance to shipping seeds around Europe and to the UK costing just £2.50 for almost any quantity, while the ROW costs just £3.50. The prices look good with 10 seeds for the latest super hot chilli the Moruga Scorpion at just £2.95.

The site uses PayPal to process payments so you know your transactions are safe. www.bountifulseeds.com

Special Offer – Save 20%

We have a special off from Bountiful Seeds of 20% off until the end of March 2012 using the discount code CF2012, you can also get free delivery if you spend over £35.00 or more.

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UK Chilli A-Z

UK Chilli A-Z

After looking at fancy databases systems etc etc, We have just compiled an A-Z listing of all the UK Chilli Related Business we know about. Now we need to know who we don’t know.. can you help?

Take a look at out list and make suggestions please click here to visit the list and contact us here

We will soon be working on a European version and a USA listing, it is all free to be on the list, so let us know who you are.

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The panic is now on the start growing potentially the worlds hottest chilli pepper the Moruga Scorpion.. so where can you get seeds.

UK Suppliers

US Suppliers

European Suppliers

Auz/NZ Suppliers

If you are not included on this list and should be, let us know

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So the latest super hot chilli pepper, the Moruga Scorpion,  has created a storm over how we should read the Scoville Units rating, and all because there was more information provided that we normally get.

High performance liquid chromatograph (HPLC system)

High performance liquid chromatograph (HPLC system)

Most test results we get to see here at the ChileFoundry are from a single test of a number of products provided to a University Lab using the HPLC (High-Performance Liquid Chromatography or High-Pressure Liquid Chromatography).

The test results from New Mexico State University provided 3 results, a High, Mean and Low Scoville Units, which would seem to be very sensible information.

Notes with the data showed that two individual plants for the Moruga Scorpion exceeded the 2 million Scoville, and where the first chilli to do so.

Variety Mean Heat High Heat Low Heat
Moruga Scorpion 1,207,764 (SHU) 2,009,231 (SHU) 580,198 (SHU)
Chocolate 7-pot 1,169,058 (SHU) 1,853,936 (SHU) 923,589 (SHU)
7-pot 1,066,882 (SHU) 1,291,800 (SHU) 727,680 (SHU)
Trinidad Scorpion 1,029,271 (SHU) 1,392,452 (SHU) 801,180 (SHU)
Bhut Jolokia 1,019,687 (SHU) 1,578,548 (SHU) 279,315 (SHU)


While the mean and the low heat rating provide interesting reading, I don’t see how the 2 million Scoville rating here is any different from the rating we have seen before for other Super Hot chillies when only one test result is provided.

Do you think we should try to provide this information for all the varieties of Chilli Pepper where ever possible?

These numbers may change over time as more results are collected, who is going to keep a record of them?

For my point of view, I have ordered some seed, I am very please to have a go at growing some 2 Million SHU pods, but I won’t disappointed if they don’t get that hot, it is a natural product, there will be variation..

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