Did you know Chillies have been in Great Britain for over 400 years, contain more Vitamin C than Oranges and have been cultivated for over 10,000 years? Chillies are very complicated and intriguing ingredients which are not just used in your local curry house. Here is a perfect opportunity to discover things you may never have known about chillies. You'll learn about the different varieties and how they're used, get to taste some fresh chillies and gourmet sauces, take some freshly picked chillies home and a three jar gift bag. This experience is definitely chillies, chillies and more chillies!
Your experience will begin with your host taking you on a tour of the nursery where they will talk about the chilli varieties and the different uses. After the tour, if you're feeling brave enough you will be invited to sample some of the freshly picked chillies and a range of tongue tingling, gourmet sauces including the famous Inferno chilli sauce made with habaneros. Next you will have the opportunity to pick some of your own chillies to take home from England's first pick your own chilli farm and you'll be given a three jar gift bag. This experience runs during the English chilli picking season which is from June to October.
This experience is available on selected Friday to Sunday dates, tours are seasonal and are typically available from June to October.
This experience will last approximately 1 hour.
There may be other people there on the day.
If you wish to bring friends, please enquire at time of booking.
The minimum age is 16 years and under 18s need accompanying by an adult.
This is for a voucher entitling the holder to any of the activities supplied by Activity Superstore up to the value stated.
Edible Ornamentals @ Cherwood Nursery (Bedfordshire, Chawston)
David from IT, October 2016
What did you get up to?
This experience involved a tour of the chilli farm as well as a delicious chili based meal. The main course – chilli of course – was both a large portion and contained good quality ingredients. The tour guide was one of the owners, so he knew lots about chillies and growing them, and was able to answer everyone’s questions. The restaurant was a pleasant environment, and larger than I expected. The shop also had free samples out to taste which were delicious!
What did you enjoy the most?
Tasting the free samples!
Bring along a friend with you for a chilli eating competition!