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SOME of the world's rarest chillis are being grown on Anglesey with seeds sourced from the four corners of the earth, thanks to a unique collaboration between a high street shop and a champion gardener.

The Little Chilli Shop in Beaumaris tasked Alwyn Williams of Llangristiolus with growing the rare plants after sourcing the seeds from as far afield as South America and the Far East.

Alwyn, the son of Anglesey supergardener Medwyn Williams, looks after the plants at a secret location and the Anglesey-grown produce will soon be sold in the Beaumaris shop and online.

Suzanne Silcock, who runs the business with husband Tim, said: "We're really proud to be in possession of some of the world's rarest chillis, and even prouder that they are being grown here on Anglesey.

"My favourite is the Purple Ecuadorian Rainforest; the rarest is definitely the Pink Tiger, sourced from South America. People said they couldn't be grown in this country, but Alwyn certainly proved them wrong.

"The White Ghost Chilli, also known as the Bhut Jolika, is definitely the hottest. We believe we may have the hottest chilli in the world on our hands.

"The largest we have is Medwyn's own version of the Long John chilli."

Tim said: "We have people travelling all the way from Scotland, as there aren't many shops of our kind in Britain.

"We couldn't be prouder that we have such unique products on the way, home-grown on Anglesey."

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Publication:Daily Post (Conwy, Wales)
Date:Sep 15, 2016
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