CHILLI THAI MIX – LOTS OF FLAVOURS AND TEXTURES, COLOURS TOO! $1.50

CHILLI THAI HERITAGE MIX GIVES YOU A WIDE RANGE OF THE BEST OF THAILAND’S CHILLIES! THIS MIX OFFERS A WAY OF GETTING SOME GREAT CHILLIES ON DIFFERENT PLANTS FROM THAILAND!

Description
The fruit of the Thai pepper plant is indeed hot, hotter than jalapenos or serranos. Scoville rating at 50,000 to 100,000 heat units!

Chillies are the number one drug and Herbs in the world today. Millions of tonnes of chillies are consumed in the USA alone each year. It is estimated that 75% of the world’s population use chillies as a regular part of their diet. In Australia, where we are influenced by so many different international cuisines, chillies are being used more and more in home cooking.
Chillies are addictive. Eating chilli increases the production of endorphin (the body’s natural opium or pain-reliever) which produces a feeling of well-being. Consumption of large amounts of chilli can produce a ‘chilli high’.
Chillies (Capsicum annuum) belong to the Solanaceae family as do potatoes, tomatoes and eggplants.

History
Chillies are known to have been cultivated in Peru and Bolivia over 7000 years ago and were widely grown in Central and South America in pre-Columbian times.
Columbus took chillies back to Spain from the New World in 1493 mistaking them for black pepper (hence the name ‘chilli pepper’). Their use in cooking rapidly spread through Europe, Africa and Asia.

Flavour
The hotness or pungency in the flavour of chillies come from the compound capsaicin located in the white tissue or placenta which holds the seeds. When you stir fry chillies this compound is released and can take your breath away. Scraping away the placenta and removing the seeds will reduce the hot flavour of chillies.
Note: Care must be taken when handling chillies including their seeds as they can burn the skin and eyes. Always wear disposable gloves or wash your hands well after handling chillies.
MIXED SEEDS – YOU WILL GET AT LEAST THREE DIFFERENT VARIETIES.

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, or 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
80 days

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Seed Count: 5
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