Chilli 'Cabai Burong' (Capsicum frutescens)

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Chilli 'Cabai Burong' (Capsicum frutescens)

A medium sized chilli from Malaysia. Seedy fruit that dries well and has a tangy flavour. Cabai Burong is Indonesian for Bird Chilli.

Growing Tips

Plant in a protected spot out of fierce sunlight and wind in a well drained but moist soil. May need some support when it ages.


Chillies form an integral part of many Asian and Latin American dishes along with some European, African and North American. Indeed over time most cuisines have added this fiery little fruit into their recipes. There are many forms that vary in colour, shape, flavour and of course heat. This is a small red form with a medium heat that is good for drying.

Herb Attributes

HarvestApproximately 8-12 weeks
PositionPart to Full Sun
Heat rating out of 106