Cornish Chillies is a husband and wife business based just outside of Truro in Cornwall. Scott and a friend, Rachel, began growing a few chilli plants back in 2015 purely for their love of chillies. Luckily, Cornwall has the perfect climate to grow chillies and although Rachel is no longer with the business, Scott and Sue kept growing chillies.
As the people of Cornwall begun loving the locally grown produce we were providing at Farmers’ Markets, we decided to take it to the next level. Now we have almost 6000 plants and grow approximately 50 varieties of chillies, ranging from the almost heatless to the hottest chillies in the world.
We grow all our chillies using only organic methods and almost all the plants we grow are propagated from our own chilli seeds, which ensures our carbon footprint is kept low. We have carefully selected our chillies based on heat, flavour and culinary use.
From these chillies we also make all our chilli sauces, jams and chutneys. Each product has a different heat level and its own distinct flavour, and are all hand-made here in Cornwall using our own chillies and other local produce. Although our chillies are grown locally, many of the chilli varieties originally come from parts of the world where there is still extreme poverty. Therefore we donate 2% of our profits to The Dalitso Trust.