With the West Dean Chilli Fiesta just around the corner and
celebrating its 20th year of scorching the tongues of countless
iron stomached patrons young and old, what better way to begin our
build-up of one of the biggest and best chili festivals.
Sarah Wain, West Dean Gardens' chilli growing expert, grows
around 250 varieties of chillies in the Victorian Glasshouses in
the Kitchen Gardens. Here, Sarah shares her top ten chillies to
grow for their special qualities...