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CHILLI - BIRDS EYE

Chilli Birds Eye FruitsBotanical Name: Capsicum frutescens
Description

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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Plant Information or Specifications

Preferred Climate

Subtropical, Warm Temperate
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Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions)

1-2m

Plants required to Pollinate

1 (Self Pollinating)
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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

Can you eat them. I have a friend who loves chillies and wants them (I have lots!) | Margaret Willcocks - Krambach , NSW 05-Mar-2008

Chilli - Birds Eye

Yes, you can eat them. Its very hot(spicy). Normally find in hot country eg. Thailand, Malaysia etc.. | Nilixon - Malaysia, MSIA 12-Jun-2009
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Chilli - Birds Eye (Seedling) 10/10

Michae1's Edible Fruits
Update: 3173 days 15hrs

Comments: -

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!!

Planted: 2006

Height 2.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

First Fruited: 2006 Months From Seed

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Summer

Pollination: Self Pollination

When I Fertilise: Never

Pest Control:

None

Organic Status:Organic


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Chilli - Birds Eye (Seedling)

Sserendipityy's Edible Fruits
Update: 3023 days 4hrs

Comments: -

I love using chillies however I tend to kill them but this little plant has self seeded so I get to try again.

Growing: In a Pot

Pollination: No

When I Fertilise: Never

Organic Status:Organic


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Chilli - Birds Eye (Seedling) 10/10

MiltonT's Edible Fruits
Update: 2623 days 8hrs

Comments: -

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

Fruiting Months February, March, April

Planted: 2011

Height 0.2 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 2

Fruit Harvest: 2 kilograms per Year

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pruned By: 80% in Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

When I Fertilise: When Fruiting and Spring


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Chilli - Birds Eye (Seedling) 3/10

Stepsau's Edible Fruits
Update: 1820 days 7hrs

Comments: - Like the change in colours from yellow to red. 

Fruiting Months January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December

Planted: 2009

Height 1.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring


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Chilli - Birds Eye

Vincent's Edible Fruits
Update: 1513 days 21hrs

Comments: -

There hot with a kick and asian people love them.

Once in the ground and well astblished dont even have to water them , yet the fruit be very small and the biggest harvest is in the secound year onwards .

Fruiting Months December

Planted: 2013

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 100

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

After Fruiting

Fertiliser or Organics Used: monthly

Pest Control: Nature ,the most you get is Aphids , yet let nature do its job if you have healthy plants ,if need to spray use a chili and soap spray .

Organic Status:Organic


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Chilli - Birds Eye 8/10

Evtilda1's Edible Fruits
Update: 151 days 1hrs

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


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Chilli - Birds Eye

Dory's Edible Fruits
Update: 2483 days 24hrs

Comments: -

We love chilli in our food, nearly every day. I think it's addictive! My plants are grown from seeds and are performing well with little care. We freeze the fruit when there are more than we can handle. Frozen chillies are good for a few months.

Fruiting Months January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December

Planted: 2007

Height 50 Centimetres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 3

Fruit Harvest: 0.5 kilograms per Year

First Fruited: 1 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Pruned By: 30% in After Fruiting

Pollination: Self Pollination

When I Fertilise: Yearly

Pest Control:

none

Organic Status:Organic


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