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May 28, 2018

Bring the Bulgarian Carrot back – Chilli Hills Mission

Chilli Hills Mission is to bring the Bulgarian carrot chili pepper back!

Ever since the creation of Chilli Hills, we have had a goal – to find and select our native chili and put it on the world chili map.

Our research over the years has shown that this pepper has always existed but is more popular outside of the country than here.

This was the reason why we changed the main goal of our mission. What we strive for is to bring it back and popularize it in Bulgaria – where it belongs.

“Bulgarian carrot” is the only variety of Bulgarian chili pepper that is known outside the country. This is a variety with a rich history!

It originates in Bulgaria, where it is known as Shipka.
During the Cold War it was smuggled out across the Iron Curtain and cultivated as a rare variety of hot pepper with distinctive colour and taste. What makes it different from all the peppers grown in Bulgaria is that it has unchangeable genetic parameters – color, size and, most importantly, heat level.

The name “Bulgarian carrot” comes from obvious reasons – its origin is from Bulgaria, and it resembles a carrot (in color and shape).

Origin: Bulgaria
Heat Level: 10,000 – 30,000 SHU
Color: orange
Size: 10 – 12 cm
Sowing: End of February – March
Harvesting: June – October
Yield: about 2 kg per plant

The Bulgarian Carrot chili pepper has a medium heat level, between 10,000 – 30,000 scovils, making it about 10 times hotter than the popular Jalapeño.
It contains a rich amount of vitamin C, beta carotene, vitamin A, potassium, magnesium and iron.
The taste is hot, intense and burning.


With a purchase of our products that contains a “Bulgarian Carrot” chili pepper, we will send you a gift pack of seeds for sowing. This package contains 5pcs “Bulgarian carrot” seeds

Everything you need to know about our mission and the Bulgarian carrot chilli pepper you can find on a our specially dedicated website:

Use the hashtag #bulgariancarrot to give additional publicity to our mission.

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Buy Bulgarian Carrot Hot sauce
Buy Bulgarian Carrot Chilli paste

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