Piri Piri / African Bird's Eye Chili Pepper

This small, extremely spicy chili pepper (Capsicum frutescens) native to Africa resembles a bird's beak. Fruits are less than an inch long and ripen green to red. Perfect for making chili powders; imparts any dish with a rich flavor more complex than the typical cayenne. Slower growing than other chili species, so start seeds as early as possible in the spring. Plants fruit quite prolifically. We've been able to overwinter our plants in our Mediterranean climate of Southern California.

Note: these peppers seem to exhibit a naturally low germination rate. Hopefully we can improve germination in subsequent generations of plant selection.

120 days from seed to fruit. Annual in most temperate climates
Seeds are certified organic by Oregon Tilth.

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