Hot news as Carolina Reaper chilli pepper returns to UK stores

It may be the hottest week of the year but things are about to get a lot hotter for the UK’s growing army of chilli pepper fans.

Not only has the recent good weather brought forward the UK’s chilli pepper season by five weeks but it means that there will be twice as many of the notorious Carolina Reaper – the world’s hottest commercially grown variety available this summer.

The pepper, which is grown exclusively for Tesco, by Bedfordshire chilli farmer Salvatore Genovese, was one of the supermarket’s most eagerly sought after products when it first went on sale last year.

Only a sliver of these sensationally hot chilli peppers is needed to excite any dish

Only a sliver of these sensationally hot chilli peppers is needed to excite any dish

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Launch of unique indoor tomato plant that keeps on producing

It’s a dream shared by many people – growing your own tasty fruit and vegetables but not everybody has a garden or the required space to do so.

Now a new unique and super-productive indoor tomato plant is being launched by Tesco aimed at helping people living in urban areas without gardens.

The mini tomato plant has been naturally developed over the last five years by produce experts who have bred together varieties to come up with one that is small, compact and most importantly very productive.

The amazing little plant produces up to 150 tomatos

The amazing little plant produces up to 150 tomatoes

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Preparing tricky fruit and veg set to get easier for shoppers

They’re currently some of the trendiest but also trickiest foods to prepare without fuss – pomegranate, beetroot, watermelon and fresh coconut.

But now help has arrived from Tesco which has launched the first ever frozen prepared versions that will save shoppers time and hassle in the kitchen.

The new products will also help shoppers cut down on food waste in the home by allowing them to use only what they need and keep the rest in the freezer.

A nice bowl of pomegranate seeds - but it's never easy getting them out.

A nice bowl of pomegranate seeds – but it’s never easy getting them out.

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