Thai Chilli Seedling

$7.00

Available 5-6 weeks from order

Unless shown in stock, seedlings are available on a pre-order basis all year around and time from order to delivery is 5-6 weeks. These seedlings are for indoor growing during the colder months (unless you live up north in QLD where the weather is warmer during winter), allowing you to get a head start come Spring.

PLEASE NOTE: Chilli plants are tropical, and so during the colder months seedlings typically need to be grown indoors as the cold temperature will kill the plant. If you live in North QLD, your winter may not be as cold as other parts of Australia, so growing outside during Autumn and Winter may be an optoin. Most chilli plant varieties we sell need temperatures of at least 22 degrees celcius day and night to thrive. Please be aware when buying these seedlings during Autumn/Winter you do so at your own risk and acknowledge that they will need to be grown indoors under strong natural light or T5/LED lights or you live in an area where tempetures don't drop below 22 degrees.

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Description

Thai Chilli Seedling

Originally from South Asia. A very tasty chilli with a good level of heat. Regularly used in local asian cuisine and beautiful in curries. A lovely chilli also eaten fresh in stir fries, or chopped up in a salad.

Species: Capsicum Frutescens

Flavour: Sweet and fresh

Colour: Pods ripen from green to red

Heat Level: 2/10

Scoville Heat Units: 150,000-200,000

Take the hassle out of germinating seeds

Having a hard time germinating seeds or want to take the hassle out of growing from seed and get a head start come Spring time?

Our seedlings have been germinated by us under controlled conditions earlier on in the year so they’re ready come Spring. They will come with a minimum of 4 leaves, typically as pictured.

Seedlings have not been topped, as we leave this up to you. If you are unsure what topping is, please have a look at this video on YouTube. and check out our frequently asked questions.

We’ve germinated from seeds we’ve harvested from our own plants, however pods have been open pollinated (albeit indoors). Although unlikely, pod variations may exist.

Shipping

Due to Covid-19, Australia post is no longer guaranteeing next day delivery for express post parcels.

Orders which include plants, seedlings or fresh chillies are shipped express for a flat free Australia Wide. We choose the fastest shipping method at the time of order, and use a combination of Australia Post Express or Sendle Couriers, depending on location.

Handling time is currently 2 business days for orders outside Sydney Metro.

Orders outside of Sydney Metro are despatched Monday to Wednesday to give your order the best chance of arriving before the weekend.

Orders received Tuesday to Sunday are despatched Monday.

Orders received Monday are despatched Tuesday.

Sydney Metro orders are despatched Monday to Thursday.

Plants can only be sent to states in Australia not listed under Quarantine restrictions here.

If for any reason there is a delay in shipping your plants, you will be notified as soon as possible.

Pick up is available in Baulkham Hills, NSW 2153 for all plants, fresh and dried chilli. If pick up is selected during checkout, you will be sent an email with the pick up details following your confirmed order. If fresh chillies are ordered and we have not received a reply within 2 business days for when the order will be collected, your order will be cancelled and refunded. Given the nature of fresh chillies, all orders must be collected within 5 days.

We do not offer International shipping.

What’s included

Seedlings come in a 50mm Jiffy Coir and will have a minimum of 4 leaves. Seedlings will not come with chillies. Photos of chillies are for illustrative purposes only to show the type and characteristics of the variety.

We recommend stripping off the Coir netting prior to planting, even though Jiffy advertise their netting as biodegradable, it can take some time to break down. Because the seedlings are still young, the root disturbance will not kill nor severely disrupt the seedling, provided it is saturated before removing.

If you’ve never grown chillies before or gifting this to someone who may not have a green thumb, we send our comprehensive Guide to Growing Chillies with all our plant and seedling orders. You can also check out our frequently asked questions or contact us if you have any other questions.

Care

Chilli plants prefer tropical weather, and typically the best time to plant is in Spring. You will need to determine (based on the climate in your area) when the best time to plant is to avoid damaging or potentially killing the plant if there’s a frost risk.

Our plants require hardening, which means getting them used to the full strength of the sun by increasing their exposure over a 1 week period. Exposing them to full sun straight away may burn the leaves (they turn white and crisp) and stunt growth.

Please be extremely careful when handling chillies from this plant. Anything at or above the Scoville scale of a habanero (300,000 SHU) can cause severe pain if handled incorrectly. Keep out of reach of children. Handle ripe pods with gloves to avoid accidently squeezing the chilli and releasing it’s oils onto your skin. Do not consume on an empty stomach.

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