Chili balls

Last year I bought a packet of random chili seeds and planted them in various pots around the house.  Only one plant survived and it turned out to be the most interesting chili plant I have ever laid eyes on. Every couple of months it produces these bright red, fire-hot, perfectly round chilis. I know you can get a great variety of chili plants in places like Mexico but we generally seem to have two varieties, big and small 🙂

If anyone knows anything about these guys, please share the knowledge …

Chili balls

Chili balls

5 Responses to Chili balls

  1. Dale February 10, 2012 at 10:52 am #

    are the habenaro’s perhaps?

  2. Dale February 10, 2012 at 11:03 am #

    actually after doing some research it seems they might be from the Pimento variety.

  3. dave February 12, 2012 at 4:28 pm #

    Chilli Ball – A brightly coloured chilli that is round in shape. The colour will vary between green, red and orange depending on maturity. The flesh has a crisp, strong, rich hot flavour. The seeds are hotter than the flesh.
    You guessed right it seems.
    Also ‘Ball Chili Red – much hotter than it’s greener relative, this small round chili is about 3cm in diameter and is excellent in Mexican dishes and chutneys.’

  4. Sprig February 13, 2012 at 9:04 am #

    Dale, I think your are right. Check out this pic of them

  5. vnanh May 1, 2014 at 12:00 pm #

    This is: Red Ball Chlli. You can find the recipes here: .

    I planted a tree but it was dead. Could you please share your seeds?.Thanks

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