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Capsicum annuum
CHILLI-SMALL THAI-BIRDS EYE From Southeast Asia, this is the most popular chili used in Thailand and has a hot spice for its small size, just up to 5 cm long.

This plant produces large numbers of green fruits that mature to blazing red color with heat & flavor to match!  In food, of course, it is the spicy flavor that you will identify even if you cannot find the chilies. Plants are compact, about 30cm tall, & perfect for containers. Great ornamental value. The colorful peppers last a long time on the plant. Sow in seed boxes or punnets. Transplant when at the 2-4 leaf stage.

Scoville Heat Units (SHU)50,000 - 100,000
Plant Height (cm)100 - 120
pH6 - 7
Soil Temperature (°C)27 - 30
Seed Preparationsome compost added to the soil for fertility, and dolomite or crushed egg shells to help fend off blossom end rot
Sowing Depth (mm)4mm
Plant Spacing (cm)80 - 100
Row spacing (cm)100 - 120
Wateringregular, keep moist not wet
Germination Time (Days)7 - 21
Harvest Time (Days)70 - 100
Good Companion Plantscarrots, cucumber, squash, members of the Allum family, Basil, Dill, Fennel
Temperature Range (°C)25 - 35
Annual / Perennial / BiennialPerenial
Frost Hardy / TenderTender
Full Sun / Part Sun / ShadeFull sun
Sow Direct / Raise SeedlingsEither
Soilwell drained nutrient rich
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