Common Names: Chili Pepper 'Purple Thai', Purple Chili Pepper, Purple Chili, Purple Bird's Eye Chili, Purple Thai Chili Pepper
Scientific name: Capsicum annuum
Plant history & use:
An unusual purple variant of the popular Thai chili pepper. The 'Purple Thai' chili is considered to have a perfect balance between flavor and heat, which contributes to its desirability in Asian cooking. The heat is described as medium and is between 50,000 - 100,000 Scoville Heat Units.
Chili peppers are generally easy to grow. They thrive in sunny and warm locations. Can be grown indoors in a window.
All chili peppers are perennial and can produce fruit all year round if given the right conditions. Heat, light, light nutrition and moisture contribute to a continuous growth & production of the plant. Overwinters warm and bright. If you want the plant to produce fruit even during the winter months, use a plant lamp to supplement the sunlight, possibly grow only under a plant lamp.
Keep the soil evenly moist and let the soil dry out slightly between waterings. Fertilize with advantage 2-3 times a week to provide abundant fruit production.
The fruits change from purple to orange-ish in late ripeness. The fruits can be eaten at any stage of maturity. 2-6 cm.
Grown indoors at the beginning of the year.
Moisten the seed soil and lightly press the seeds down against the surface. Cover with 1 cm of soil. Place bright and keep the seed moist.
Plant position: sun
Height: 60-80 cm
Germination time: 5-10 days