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Topic # 225456 20-Nov-2017 11:42
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Hi,

 

 

 

I am after a quantity (about 50-60 I suppose) of standard long red Chilis (to make Smoked Chili Sauce for Christmas presents).

 

Does anyone know where I can get them for a reasonable price? Our local countdown sells them for $1 each, which I do not find reasonable.

 

I am in Auckland.


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  Reply # 1904415 20-Nov-2017 11:45
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An Indian Grocery store


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  Reply # 1904422 20-Nov-2017 11:53
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A few years ago, I wanted to buy some Chilli's from the supermarket for something and couldn't believe the price, I then went to a garden centre and was able to buy a whole plant with about 4 times as many already on it for the same price!


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  Reply # 1904464 20-Nov-2017 11:56
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dryburn:

 

An Indian Grocery store

 

 

Totally; a store like Moshims or similar will have them, as will weekend vege markets.




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  Reply # 1904469 20-Nov-2017 12:01
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dryburn:

 

An Indian Grocery store

 

 

Totally; a store like Moshims or similar will have them, as will weekend vege markets.

 

 

I went to a couple in Sandringham last week - they had none. They had heaps of the smallish green fijian chilis. Not what I need unfortunately.


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  Reply # 1904611 20-Nov-2017 13:47
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Plant barn had these chilli trees for 14 dollers or so that were ready to eat. Roughly 20-30 long red chillis already on it




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  Reply # 1904615 20-Nov-2017 13:54
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Plant barn had these chilli trees for 14 dollers or so that were ready to eat. Roughly 20-30 long red chillis already on it

 

 

OK, worth checking - did you get these recently?

 

I do grow chilies, but it isn't quite the season for them (they normally ripen around February).

 

 




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  Reply # 1904616 20-Nov-2017 13:56
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I see Kings have these - https://www.kings.co.nz/shop-online/plants/edibles-203/veggies/chilli-dwarf-hot-joker

 

Might take a drive to check them out. a couple of those would be ideal if they are like they are shown in the picture (and I'd assume they will re-fruit and keep growing).

 

 


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  Reply # 1904617 20-Nov-2017 14:01
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Not sure what you mean by "standard long" chillies. But at that price for the Countdown ones I suspect you're meaning the large, sweet ones with virtually no heat not the Bird's eye?

 

But most Asian supermarkets will have them. What area of Auckland are you in?


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  Reply # 1904620 20-Nov-2017 14:05
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I see Kings have these - https://www.kings.co.nz/shop-online/plants/edibles-203/veggies/chilli-dwarf-hot-joker

 

Might take a drive to check them out. a couple of those would be ideal if they are like they are shown in the picture (and I'd assume they will re-fruit and keep growing).

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yeh..thats the one. They look better in real life and yes, they re fruit, makes ideal gifts but not sure how hot they are.




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  Reply # 1904630 20-Nov-2017 14:12
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Not sure what you mean by "standard long" chillies. But at that price for the Countdown ones I suspect you're meaning the large, sweet ones with virtually no heat not the Bird's eye?

 

But most Asian supermarkets will have them. What area of Auckland are you in?

 

 

No, I mean a standard Red Chili (not the Capsicums that look like Massive Chilies).

 

They aren't particularly hot, compared to a Scotch Bonnet. I'm not sure if they are called Birdseye (I thought they were smaller and hotter). 

 

I mean these:

 

 

 

 

About 10cm long I suppose.


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trig42:

 

cadman:

 

Not sure what you mean by "standard long" chillies. But at that price for the Countdown ones I suspect you're meaning the large, sweet ones with virtually no heat not the Bird's eye?

 

But most Asian supermarkets will have them. What area of Auckland are you in?

 

 

No, I mean a standard Red Chili (not the Capsicums that look like Massive Chilies).

 

They aren't particularly hot, compared to a Scotch Bonnet. I'm not sure if they are called Birdseye (I thought they were smaller and hotter). 

 

I mean these:

 

 

 

 

About 10cm long I suppose.

 

 

 

 

I have got a bucket load of these from Penray Gardens for quite a good price. You can also pick your own :)

 

https://www.facebook.com/Penray-Gardens-163958680366751/


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  Reply # 1904698 20-Nov-2017 17:18
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Check out the frozen section in the Asian supermarket. They are generally frozen in large quantities. 





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haha I just want to know how one gets on your xmas list :) 

 

 




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  Reply # 1904997 21-Nov-2017 09:17
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haha I just want to know how one gets on your xmas list :) 

 

 

 

 

It is a good sauce.

 

For anyone else that wants to try:

 

20 Medium Sized Red Chilis

 

2 Red Capsicums - Quartered and De-seeded

 

Half a Red Onion

 

6 Cloves Garlic

 

5 Medium Tomatoes - Chopped

 

Salt and Pepper to taste

 

A good glug of Olive Oil

 

Hot Smoke the above for 75 minutes

 

Put all in a pot with:

 

3 cups of Malt Vinegar

 

1 Cup Water

 

3/4 Cup Brown Sugar

 

1 tsp Cinnamon

 

1 tsp Mixed Spice

 

1 tsp Chinese 5 Spice

 

Boil for 35 Minutes

 

Blend with until smooth, check seasoning. Add more vinegar if not acidic enough.

 

Bottle.

 

 

 

Enjoy (great on Eggs, and sausages).


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  Reply # 1905003 21-Nov-2017 09:33
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Thanks.


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