African Birds Eye Chilli
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One of the more complicated examples of a chilli subspecies is the African Bird's Eye Chilli. It is more accurately described as a sort of chilli than as a specific variety, much like cayennes and habaneros. Because of this, there are often misunderstandings that occur when regional names are used interchangeably to identify chilies that come from different species but are otherwise identical. It is possible to refer to an African Birds Eye Chilli as a boonie pepper, lombok rawit, Thai Dragon, Kochchi, or kanthari mulagu in addition to these other names.
The name "peri-peri" refers to a famous tangy and spicy sauce with Portuguese influences that is made from peppers in southern Africa, particularly in Mozambique and Angola. The name "piri-piri" comes from a redoubling of the Swahili word for pepper. The African Birds Eye Chilli is also known as "piri-piri," which comes from the redoubling of the Swahili word for pepper. All varieties of birds'-eye have pods that mature to a red colour and tip upwards. These pods have thin skin and pointy ends, and their skin is quite thin.
These chilies have a one-of-a-kind flavour that carries a significant amount of heat and leaves behind a lingering sweetness in the aftertaste. Its characteristic flavour provides a unique and delectable flavour to every cuisine.
Seed Quantity 15 Seeds
Species Capsicum annuum
Heat Level (Scoville Rating) Hot (100,000-225,000 SHU)
Pod Description Measuring 1-3cm in length and 5mm-1cm in width, these pods taper to a point as they mature from green to red. The African Bird's Eye Chilli is known for its spiciness, containing a high concentration of capsaicin, a natural compound which stimulates receptors in the body and produces heat.
Also known as African Devil, Boonie Pepper, Cabe Rawit, Cengek, Cengis, Cili Padi, Congo Chilli, Kanthari Mulagu, Kochchi, Lada, Lombok Rawit, Mombassa Chilli, Pequin Chilli, Phrik Khi Nu, Piri Piri, Siling Labuyo, Thai Dragon, Thai Hot, Uganda Chilli, Zanzibar Chilli
It is recommended to begin sowing seeds in the spring, as the bushy plants are known to yield fruit in abundance albeit at a moderate rate. These plants reach a peak height of 1m when planted in the soil but may also be grown in containers.
Cooking & Eating
Incorporate them into savoury dishes such as soups, stews, salsas and sauces. Combine with pear to create a tantalising hot chilli chutney. Incorporate by creating small slits in the chillies and add to Gujarati hot, sweet and sour mango soup. It's the perfect way to transform any dish into a flavourful and hot experience. Plus, it's a great way to provide a unique twist to traditional recipes.
We aim to dispatch all orders within 24hrs of receiving them
Seeds are delivered in eco friendly packaging and thick card envelopes.
We offer a full refund on items returned in their original packaging
Let customers speak for us
Beautifully box of biennial seeds. I haven’t sown them yet but I’m looking forward to doing so. Delivered promptly and the packaging is all recyclable and so prettily presented with two cute strawflowers inside. Thank you
Ordered a couple of chilli varieties that I hadn’t found anywhere else. They arrived within just a couple of days (I’m in Kent) and included an extra package of seeds as a “thank you” which I thought was such a lovely touch, thank you! Very excited to get growing 😊
From the moment the cute seed box arrives at your door, until the seedling pop up to say hello...they never disappoint. I've purchased a few different boxes of seeds and know they'll not be my last! Thank you 🐞🌸
I already have baby craspedia seedlings and can't wait to see them grow. I bought a couple of craspedia plants last year and they produce the most lovely yellow pom poms. They look great dotted in three's around the house and I also use them when I make dried wreaths.
This was gifted to my mum for her birthday and she loves it. You've got everything you need for flower pressing, including all instructions.
Nicely packaged and fast delivery
One of our favourites in the range. Balanced subtle tones, good burn time and will definitely buy again. Matt
Quickly dispatched and delivered. Arrived safely. Nicely labelled clearly with instructions on how to sow. Can’t go wrong. Would definitely order from again.
Arrived on Time and loved the packaging. About to sow some seeds and hopefully for some chillies in Summer
Excellent arrived safely beautifully boxed.
Looking forward to sowing these seeds soon.
Top quality seeds and so beautifully presented - I bought them for myself but it was like receiving a gorgeous gift!
Great service, prompt delivery and beautifully packaged. It was for a gift so not tried them but they look lovely.
I am happy to give a 5 star review for Bishy Barnabee’s Cottage Garden Flower and Herb Box.
I loved receiving the beautiful package of seeds, with some dried flowers enclosed and not an ounce of plastic in sight!
All thoughtfully eco friendly wrapped.
The delivery was super quick and I’m working my way through sewing the seeds, on the monthly instructions contained on each packet.
I think any of the seed boxes would make a beautiful gift or why not treat yourself!
I’ll certainly be buying more as I expand my cut flower garden 🌸🐞
Another beautifully presented gift box of seeds delivered quickly and professionally presented. I bought as a gift for a friend who was delighted. I will definitely be back again.
I was so pleased to receive this box of seeds, beautifully presented with a lovely little dried flower to add a special touch, thank you, can’t wait to get started on sowing them .
I can’t rate these seeds highly enough! Germination was super fast and baby plants are lovely and strong. Looking forward to a flower filled 2023 , and will definitely be ordering lots more goodies from Bbcg x