Chilli - Birds Eye

Capsicum frutescens

Chilli Birds Eye Fruits

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The fruits are red, yellow, purple or black. Pungent, hot and spicy. The flowers are greenish white or yellowish white. Can be called the Thai Chilli as well. The plant can grow up to 2m tall however very easily stays small especially in pots. It's origins are from Mexico however it is most famous for being used in Vietnamese cooking in soups, stir fries and salads. Thai cuisine commonly uses this chilli and it is because it has a fruity taste and an extreme spiciness. Many of the Thai curries are centred around the flavour of the Birds Eye chilli and it has become so common in Thai cooking that it is often just called the Thai chilli. Because they go well in pots many people who couldn't grow these fruits outside in colder climates can keep them protected and enjoy them fresh rather than store bought.
Other Names: Chili

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Specifications of Chilli - Birds Eye

Preferred Climate Tropical, Subtropical, Warm TemperateLearn About Climate Zones

Grown From SeedlingLearn About Propagation Methods

Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions) 1-2m

Plants required to Pollinate 1 (Self Pollinating)Learn about Pollination

Can it Handle Frosts? Sometimes

Amount of leaves in Winter? All Leaves (Evergreen)

Quarantine Restrictions to these Areas WA

Suitability in Pots Yes

Water Requirements Moderate Watering

Is it a Dwarf Fruit Tree? Dwarf (1/2 Normal Size)

Time to Fruit/Flower/Harvest First Year

Sun or Shade Full (Sun:80%-100%)

Preferred Soil Type Good Drainage

Soil pH Neutral (6.6-7.3pH)

Fruiting/Harvest Months January, February, March, April, May, June, October, November, December

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Chilli - Birds Eye Reviews & Tips

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Evtilda1
★★★★ 3y ago

WOLLONGONG WEST, NSW, Australia

I've got some cherry tomatoes growing in some old pails and I think I'd like to try some chillis next

stepsau
7y ago

wooloowin, qld, Australia

Like the change in colours from yellow to red. 

MiltonT
★★★★★ 9y ago

Doncaster, Vic, Australia

Cooking and eating raw. I have the tiny Birds Eye Thai, quite hot even when green and the commercial supermarket birds eye

michae1
★★★★★ 11y ago

Emerald, QLD, Australia

Excellant addition to all sorts of dishes. They can be used fresh or are easily dried for extended shelf life. The bush can grow into quite a siuzeable 'tree' and is very ornimental in the garden. Chooks and some native birds love the fruit as well!!

Nilixon
12y ago

Malaysia, MSIA

Chilli - Birds Eye

Yes, you can eat them. Its very hot(spicy). Normally find in hot country eg. Thailand, Malaysia etc..

Margaret Willcocks
13y ago

Krambach , NSW, Australia, Australia

Chilli - Birds Eye

Can you eat them. I have a friend who loves chillies and wants them (I have lots!)

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