Sunday, 29 May 2011
Cambridge Chilli Farm Visit - Part 1
Since one of our friends had kindly offered us a tour of Edible Ornamentals chilli farm we decided we would take the opportunity to go and visit Cambridge Chilli Farm that is set up nearby.
We have been stocking Cambridge Chilli Farm’s products for about a year now and are addicted to chilli sauces such as Pineapple & Habanero Hot Sauce and of course Ghost Pepper 10 Hot Sauce although we are also partial to Cambridge Chilli Farm’s Habanero Gold Jam and Raspberry Chilli Jelly!
Tim is the man behind the brand and is a dedicated chilli grower who endeavours to bring out the best out of his chillies and create hot sauces and chilli preserves that people will trust and enjoy time and time again.
Cambridge Chilli Farm is set up on a quarter of an acre which is currently enough for the farm’s needs although we could sense that given the proper staff and technology Tim would be keen to have at least 6 acres to potter about with!
Cambridge Chilli Farm’s polytunnels are one of the best kept ones we have seen so far. The chilli plants are divided by type, with a dominance this year of Orange and Chocolate Habaneros and Seven Yellow Pots.
We went round each polytunnels, Tim explaining to us the influence that the weather has had on his current crop and going into detail about all the aspect of growing chillies on such a scale. The farm also has a glass greenhouse that holds several other varieties and we just loved seeing how attentive Tim was to every chilli plant, however small.
Tim definitely knows what he is on about, not only because of his knowledge in all things botanical but also because of a genuine passion for chillies.Read This Also :