Hairy Bikers visit Edible Ornamentals

The Hairy Bikers visited Bedfordshire chilli nursery Edible Ornamentals in a programme aired this week to find out about the history of the plant.

Edible Ornamentals, the winner of the Grower of the Year best trade marketing campaign 2011, appeared on the BBC One show on 14 December.

Joanna Plumb, Founder of Edible Ornamentals in Chawston, said: "We were delighted to be asked to feature on ‘The Hairy Bikers Best of British’ programme.

"We spoke about the history of chillies and we discussed some recipes with Dave and Si. They tried our delicious Jalapeño poppers, which are green chillies stuffed with cream cheese and wrapped in bacon, and thought they were delicious.

She added that Somerset-based Growth Technology has developed Chilli Focus to support the production of healthier chilli and pepper plants.

"Chilli Focus is one of the best selling products in our on-site farm shop. It promotes better leaf growth and encourages fruiting, meaning you get a better looking plant that is full of delicious, spicy chillies."

Edible Ornamentals was founded in 2001 and grows more than 40 varieties of chillies ranging from the mild Anaheim to the fiery Dorset Naga, one of the hottest varieties in the world.


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