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Capsicum frutescens 'Piri piri'

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Chilli
Piri piri
Chilli Piri piri
Some ripe and unripe piri piri chillies still on the plant
Scientific Classification
Species: Capsicum frutescens
Synonyms

African bird's eye
African devil
African red devil
Peri peri (Mozambique)
Phrik chee fa (Thailand)
Pili pili (Mozambique)
Piri piri (Mozambique/Portugal)

Plant Data
Mature height: 45-120cm (1½-4ft)
Heat:
· · · · 5 · · · ·
Scoville heat units: 50,000 - 175,000
References: [1]

Piri piri is a cultivar of Capsicum frutescens chilli pepper, that grows both wild and domesticated. It is a small and extremely spicy member of the Capsicum genus.

The plants are usually very bushy and grow in height to 45-120cm (1½-4ft), with leaves of 4–7cm (1½-2¾in) length and 1⅓-1½cm (½in) width. The fruits are generally tapered to a blunt point and measure up to 2.5 centimeters long. Immature pod color is green, mature color is bright red or purple. Some varieties of birdseye measure up to 175,000 Scoville Heat Units.

GrowingEdit

Main article: Chilli

TroublesEdit

Main article: Pepper troubles

ReferencesEdit

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