Our fresh chillies are either pulled from the plant when we receive an order, or they are taken from our harvested stock.
We classify harvested stock as pods we have pulled from the plant less than 5 days ago. Once pods have reached 5 days from when we pulled them off the plants we pop them into the dehydrators where they become our dried pods.
Fresh chillies can potentially stay in the fridge for up to 3-4 weeks and remain fresh and firm, so you can rest assured that when you buy fresh chillies from us you still have a couple of weeks of having them in the fridge before you need to use them, freeze or dry them.
Looking to germinate your own seedlings? You can easily buy seeds of super hot varieties from many online outlets anywhere from $5-$10 per 10 or so seeds. But knowing the freshness of the seeds or if the seeds did in fact come from the variety you purchased is another story. We sell our fresh uncut chillies at an average of $1 each pod. Each fresh pod will typically contain at least 10 seeds depending on the variety, size of pod, etc. Buying fresh pods means you know the seeds are fresh and haven’t been sitting around for months or even years with germination rates dropping as time goes by. You can also see and taste the pod, so you know the chilli seeds you’re getting are coming from the variety you want to grow. No more guessing games 3 – 4 months down the track after they’ve germinated.
We never sell frozen/thawed pods as fresh pods.
All fresh pods are posted via express post in food grade containers with protected packaging ensuring your pods arrive in the best condition.