Asian Birds Eye Chilli
Asian Birds Eye Chilli is one of the most well known chilli varieties. Available in almost every supermarket.
The plant grows well in a pot to about 1.2 metre in height. However, when it is planted in the ground it can double in height.
This variety is very easy to grow and furthermore a great producer of small thin chillies. The pods are approximately 4 cm in length by 1-1.5 cm wide. First the pods start off green and end up a bright red colour, when they are fully mature. An amazing looking plant full off upwards pointing chillies. Very used in Asian dishes, pickled or in a hot sauce due to its neutral flavour. We use it together with Scotch Bonnet in our AfterBurner Chilli Sauce.
Flavour wise: Very neutral taste and that why you pickle them with white vinegar, soy sauce and salt.
Heat level: Upper mid heat, 7/15