African Birds Eye Chilli
Originally from Southern and Eastern Africa. Also called the Piri Piri Chilli, which is Swahili for Chilli Chilli. Very popular in Africa and Portugal where they use this type of chilli to create their famous chicken piri piri which tastes absolutely awesome and is highly addictive!!
The heat level of this chilli is hot. They can easily reach an average of 200,000 SHU.
Perfect for Chilli con Carne or any Tex Mex food, like nachos, tacos, fajitas…To mix in your average marinade or to turn into sauces or powder.
When fully grown, the plant can reach up to around 1m tall. It produces small chillies of 1,2 cm long by 0.8 cm wide. It gets really bushy and wide as well and lots and lots of fruit… and you should be able to get between 1,5 and 3 Kg per plant of fresh fruit during the chilli season which lasts approximate 4 to 6 months.
For more information about chilli seeds:
Page on how to grow chilli seeds
Information about germination of chilli seeds
Video, which will show you how to achieve an 85% germination rate!!
Awards won by African Birds Eye Chilli (Piri Piri Chilli)
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