Explosive heat packed into each little chilli: only 1-2cm long yet 100,000 - 225,000 Scoville. Bird’s Eye do need a long growing season so it is best to start the seeds early. Before the plants flower you can prune to reduce height and give a bushier plant. The chillies have thin walls and ripen from green through orange to red. Phew! Price for 10 seeds
SOW: these need to be sown early as they can take 100 or more days between transplanting and fruiting: use trays or modules barely covering the seeds as they need light to germinate. They prefer a temperature towards 30°C and can take 35 days to emerge.
GROW: When they reach the 2/3 leaf stage they can be planted. As the plant grows it can be pruned to reduce height and & give a bushier plant. The chillies will ripen from green through orange to red.
EAT: these are ideal for marinades, stews or curries with a kick. They are used a lot in Thai recipes. They can be dried for use as chilli powder. Use them to infuse oil to make a hot salad dressing. These can also be dried & strung.