Birds Eye is a compact Thai type chilli that is not only excellent for cooking (especially Thai curries). Works well as a container plant on a windowsill or a sunny patio, one of the easier to grow chillies.
Birds Eye is a Capsicum annuum which is a species of the plant genus Capsicum native to southern North America, the Caribbean, and northern South America. This species is the most common and extensively cultivated of the five domesticated capsicums. The species encompasses a wide variety of shapes and sizes of peppers, both mild and hot, such as bell peppers, jalapeños, and cayenne peppers. Capsicum annuum is an evergreen Perennial growing to 1m by 1m at a medium rate. It is hardy to UK zone 9 and is frost tender. It is in leaf all year, in flower from July to September, and the seeds ripen from August to October. The species is hermaphrodite (which has both male and female organs).
It only reaches a height of 35cm but it can produce over 100 cute little slender chillies per plant. The pods are about 0.3cm wide by 2-3cm long. The chillies mature from bright green to orange then red and are held upright in clusters on stems with a branching habit and small dark green leaves.
PLEASE NOTE - we do not recommend germinating chillies on a windowsill, especially the hotter varieties. Chillies need a constant and consistent temperature to germinate and windowsills above radiators do not provide the ideal conditions.
Birds Eye Chilli Seed Information
|Seeds Per Pack:
|Sow Hot Scale:
||100,000 - 170,000 SHU (View the Scoville Scale)
|When to Sow:
||January - April
|Time to Fruit:
||August - October
When to Sow your Birds Eye Chilli Seeds
All orders are dispatched the next working day and are delivered either via Royal Mail 2nd Class Delivery (3-5 working day service) or 48 Hour Parcel Courier (depending on size and weight). These delivery times shown are to be used as a guide and are not guaranteed.
Please note, we are unable to deliver seeds to countries outside the UK. Due to new BREXIT regulations, we can no longer supply to the Republic of Ireland, sorry.
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