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Chilli Pepper Bahian Sauce (Piri Piri)

€3,00 EUR

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. 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 flowers from August to September. This 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