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Chilli Pepper Bahian Sauce (Piri Piri)

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A Brazilian Chilli

The chilli Pepper Bahian sauce has a Scoville rating between 60,000 to 100,000. They originate from the state of Bahia in northwestern Brazil. Chilli Pepper Bahian Sauce is a Capsicum frutescens which is a wild chilli pepper close genetically with the cultivated pepper Capsicum sinense native to Central and South America. They can be annual or short-lived perennial plants. Flowers are white with a greenish white or greenish yellow corolla, and are either insect- or self-pollinated. Typically, the pods are small and tend to have an ellipsoid-conical shape. The chilli plants are compact with short growth and a large number of flowers, making them an ideal choice for container gardening.  It is hardy to UK zone 9 and is frost tender. It is in flower from August to September. The species is hermaphrodite (which has both male and female organs). Thios is the chilli for fans of the Portuguese dish Piri Piri Chicken.

Scientific Name: Capsicum Frutescens

Plant Life Cycle: annual

Optimal Germination Temperature: 24C-28C

Germination time in days: 7-14 day

Indicative Days to maturity: 60-90 days

Sunlight: Full sun

Soil requirement: rich in organic matter, well drained, fertile

Sowing and cultivation: Start indoors 6-8 weeks before last frost. Sow seed in a propagator from March in warmth. Keep small plants in a sunny, frost-free environment until they can be planted in the greenhouse from late April or outdoors in late May. Transplant with 90 cm between plants