Vegetables

Chilli ‘Bird’s Eye’

Pungent flavoured Bird’s Eye Chilli is a traditional favourite for Indian, Sri Lankan, Thai, Lao, Vietnamese, Khmer, Malaysian, and Indonesian cuisine. Fiercely hot – around 50,000–100,000 units on the Scoville scale. Ideal for use fresh, dried, ground, or for chilli paste.

Position

Full sun.

Sow

Sow direct in warm conditions or raise in trays of Yates® Black Magic® Seed Raising Mix. Firm down and keep moist. Transplant when 5cm high.

Care

Enrich soil with organic fertiliser (such as Yates® Thrive® Natural Blood & Bone) before planting. Feed plants regularly. Continuous harvest promotes new growth. Protect plants from snails and slugs.

Tips

Can be eaten green, but will become hotter as chillies mature. Great companion plant for basil, marjoram and parsley. Handle with care. After handling seed or fruit, wash hands well to avoid irritating skin or eyes.