CHILLI THAI BIRDSEYE MIXED COLOURS – FRUITS STICK UP FOR PICKING, GREAT FOR NATURAL INSECTICIDES!! A BEGINNERS DREAM! $2.30

BIRDSEYE CHILLI MIX IS ALL HARD HITTING FLAVOUR AND HEAT, GREAT VIVID COLOURS, GREEN, RED, PURPLE, ORANGE.

Description

Bird’s eye chilli peppers are frequently used to add spice in Southeast Asian cuisine. These small chillies grow on compact bushes in hot weather climates. Whether raw, dried, or cooked, these potent peppers pack real heat, making them ideal for spicing up dishes or creating fiery sauces.

Bird’s eye chillies are small, thin, and pointy, turning red when mature. They are green when unripe but can still be eaten, and sometimes appear orange or purple depending on their maturity. In Thai cuisine, green peppers are typically used in green curries, while the hotter, mature red peppers are used in red curries. When fresh, they often have a stem still attached and contain loose, edible seeds that are especially spicy. The peppers can be used whole, sliced, or seeded and diced.

Bird’s eye chilli peppers are extensively used in Thai, Vietnamese, Malaysian, and Indonesian cuisines. Fresh or dried chillies are added to salads, stir-fries, curries, sauces, sambals, soups, and marinades. The stems are removed, and the chillies can be left whole, sliced, diced, chopped, or pureed. The seeds are particularly spicy and can be removed for less intense heat.

It’s advisable to wear gloves when working with these chillies, especially if you wear contact lenses. Capsaicin, the chemical in the pepper that makes it hot, can remain on your fingers for several hours and can cause a painful sting if you touch your face, particularly the eye area. To prevent unnecessary discomfort, wear gloves and thoroughly clean the knife, surfaces, and any utensils the cut chillies came into contact with before handling.

Highly recommended for beginners!

Grow Notes
Plant in full sun but keep well-watered. They need a well-drained soil enriched with plenty of organic matter.

Can be grown in containers or gardens. Once fruiting plants may need staking if starting to lean. Pick regularly to encourage more fruit.

Chilli plants are susceptible to mildews and need protection from aphids.

Sow
Sow direct or in pots in Spring, after chances of frost has passed. If living in a warmer climate they can be grown in any season. Sow 5mm deep with 100cm spacing and 100cm between rows.

Keep soil moist but never wet.

Germination
7-21 days at 22-35°C

Maturity
100 days.

 

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