I live in England and have tried growing chiles for the first time. I managed to get some habaneros a couple of years ago from one of our large supermarket chains and pickled them with good results, but I have been unable to find a source of chiles since, hence trying to grow my own. Do you know of any suppliers that aren’t crippled with huge delivery charges to the U.K.?
If I were you I would call a wholesale produce distributor and ask them about peppers from The Netherlands. They grow some varieties of hot chillis in greehouses there and since we get them here, I would imagine that they are also imported into the U.K. I would imagine that you can find dried chillis imported from Mexico, but I don’t know anyone who exports fresh chillis to the U.K.