Bumper year for chilli growers and chilli-heads
6 September 2013 Last updated at 09:46 BST
Once the preserve of hotter countries, a dazzling array of chillies now grow right here in Britain and they are almost ready for harvest.
British chilli farmers say they are expecting their biggest crop in years.
Andrew Plant visits a 'chilli-tasting club' where members meet regularly to eat and review a range of chillies.