Cork Chilli Company grows and sells premium quality chillies in Cork. We make chilli sauces and other chilli based products, and also sell chilli plants.
Cork Chilli Company grows and sells premium quality chillies in Cork. We make chilli sauces and other chilli based products, and also sell chilli plants. We have been growing chillies in Cork since 2013. We have two growing facilities, one in Douglas and one in Rochestown. We are open to the public on Saturday mornings from 10.00 - 2.00 at Douglas Farmers Market, outside Douglas Village Shopping Centre in Douglas, Cork.
Apart from the plants that we sell, all our chillies are grown hydroponically. That means no soil. The plants are grown in channels or pipes with their roots suspended in a water-based solution. There are significant benefits to growing hydroponically, including zero water wastage (great for the environment!) and precise control of the growing environment including pH and plant nutrients. Growing hydroponically also eliminates the risk of soil-borne pests and diseases, which significantly reduces the need for pest and disease control. This leads to stronger healthier plants, and superior fruit quality and yield.
Cork Chilli Company is planning to grow up to 40 different chilli varieties in 2017. We smoke and dry a number of chilli varieties, including chipotle (smoked Jalapeno), ancho (dried Poblano), Apache, Cayenne, and Bhut Jolokia We currently produce 4 varieties of chilli sauce. These are our medium hot 'Blazing Cayenne' which combines the flavour of fresh tomatoes and ginger with a fabulous kick of Cayenne, 'Totally Tropical' made with pineapple, lime and jalapeno, 'Habanero Inferno' which packs a really hot punch of Habanero chillies, and 'Chocolate Reaper', a blisteringly hot combination of Chocolate Habanero and Carolina Reaper chillies. Are you brave (or stupid) enough to try it? We also produce 'Mildly Molten Marmalade', a bitter-sweet combination of grapefruit and lime with a warm Inferno chilli glow. It's great on toast, or with cheese or pita. Facebook: @corkchillicompany