CHILLI ZIMBABWE BIRDSEYE RARE PEPPER PIRI PIRI SEEDS HOT BIRDS EYE $2.30 $1.50

This rare plant produces very small, upward-growing pods that pack a punch. With a Scoville Heat Unit (SHU) rating of around 175,000, these chilies are slightly hotter than the popular Thai Birdseye. Known as Piri Piri, which is Swahili for ‘pepper pepper,’ these chilies may be small, but they deliver intense heat.

Grow Notes
Wear gloves when handling seed and fruit, keep away from children. Wash hands thoroughly after handling, especially before touching your face.

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 so water at the base and don’t leave the plant leaves wet overnight, best to water in the morning or at least a few hours before sundown.

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 50cm spacing and 100cm between rows.

Keep soil moist but never wet.

Germination
7-21 days at 22-35°C

Maturity
60- 120 days.

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Seed Count: 5
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