Pepper, Birds Eye Chili (Capscium annuum) - 30 Seeds
•American grown seeds
•Easy to grow
•Scoville units: 50,000 - 100,000
This diminutive little pepper packs some registering in at 50,000-100,000 Scoville which is about 10x hotter than a jalapeño, yet far milder than the infamous habanero or Carolina reaper. Turns green/yellow to orange, purple, and red when ripe, but the immature green pepper are used just as much as the ripe ones. This pepper is great for drying whole or ground into a chili powder. In the culinary word, it is used in Asian, African, Spanish, Thai dishes as well as Portuguese peri-peri sauce.
Start indoors in a sterile seed starting mix keeping the temperature above 70°. Once the plant has 6 to 8 true leaves and a well-established root system, harden off until the pepper plants can remain outside throughout the night. Some seeds can take 3 to 4 weeks to germinate. Transplant in large containers or raised beds. Water thoroughly—especially on the extremely hot days of summer. Make sure the plant receives lots of sun. Harvest cayenne peppers when they are red yet still firm. Use fresh in sauces or to add flavor to meats or vegetables. Thread the peppers on a string and hang to dry until they are brittle. Grind and store in a mason jar.
•FREE SHIPPING on all orders of $35 or more.
•Flat Rate shipping no matter how many seeds you order.
•Growing instructions included on each seed packet.
*All information is provided for educational purposes only.