Short lived perennial – two to three years in mild climates. Bears fruit upright above the foliage. Fruit starts green, ripening to scarlet red.
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. Adds authentic flavour to Japanese and Chinese dishes and can be used in other cuisines.
|Harvest||Approximately 8-12 weeks|
|Position||Part to Full Sun|
|Lifespan||2-3 years in a mild climate|
|Heat rating out of 10||5|