Chi Chien Chilli Seeds. The Chi Chien (C. Annuum) is a well known Chinese heirloom chilli. This chilli grows well and can be expected to reach a height of around 100cm. A typical annuum style plant structure to this variety with a tendancy to grow vertical and not bushy. This plant - in our experience - will definitely benefit from "Topping" to encourage these plants to broaden out. White flowers give way to green Cayenne type pods that grow facing heaven in a rather attractive and unusual cluster of pods (much like the "Poinsettia Chilli aka Hot Claw Chilli"). We also note that "The Rooster Spur Chilli" has an uncanny resenblence to this chilli. Whether or not these are all one and the same variety, we can not confirm - but there certainly is a very simillar resemblance in all of these. The green pods eventually ripen to a bright red and this chilli has major easthetic appeal when laden with these bright red clusters of pods. Besides the aesthetic appeal of this chilli, it is also a very versatile chilli in the kitchen. Used extensively in chinese cuisine, these chillies are super fresh or dried and make a very attractive red chilli powder. These chillies are hot and will add instant heat to dishes. A fresh, clean flavour to these chillies with a peppery heat. A geat variety to grow in the chilli patch - espacially if you like Asian cooking.
Chillihead Images of fresh chillies shown in product views are for purpose of showing the type of chillies that these seeds have been harvested from. We do not sell fresh chillies on this site. Customers are advised that they are buying chilli seeds for the type of chilli shown in the product view. All our chilli plants are open pollinated. While we endeavour to grow plants in seclusion, cross polination may still be a factor. We do not sell to minors under the age of 18. We would also like to warn customers that most of our products are exctremely hot and should be treated with utmost respect.