Siling Labuyo Pepper seeds,Capsicum frutescens, Filipino Bird's Eye Chili
This is Siling Labuyo, or Filipino bird's eye pepper. It is one of the world's hotter peppers, slightly milder than a habañero. Apparently it is becoming less common even in its native land, giving way to the larger and milder Thai peppers at markets across the Philippines, siling labuyo (bird’s eye chili) that grows in the forested area of northern Luzon. This tiny chili is known for its intense piquancy - so small, yet so hot in taste.
Notice how much smaller the labuyo is compared to the Taiwanese or Thai chili. (Third Picture Above)
Siling Labuyo ( Capsicum frutescens) is a species of wild pepper hot tiny chili pepper that grows in the forested areas of the country, though it can be grown also in the garden, backyard, or pots.native to the Philippine
It bears tiny fruit refuted to be one of the hottest peppers in the world, especially the ripe ones that are bright red in color, but green and sometimes rare white when unripe and yellow when about to ripen.
This species of Filipinos tiny wild chili pepper is also known as the “bird’s eye hot pepper” known to grow only in the Philippine archipelago. So called siling labuyo because it is picked by wandering wild chickens called labuyo by the Tagalogs. The siling labuyo plant bears tiny fruits refuted to be one of the hottest peppers in the world. It is classified as “very hot” with scale of Scoville heat unit (SHU) ranging from 80,000 to 100,000.
This tiny chili is known for its intense piquancy - so small in size, yet so hot in taste. Despite its irritating piquancy, chickens and birds are picking the ripe mimis in the wilds, as if it is their favorite.
Peppers can be grown all year long in containers. It is suitable for apartment dwellers and gardeners who live in cool regions where the number of growing days are limited. Many pepper enthusiast grow peppers in pots so they can have fresh peppers all year long. Its best to use 5 gallon containers so the roots do not get too over-crowded!
Green Thumb Tip!
Sow seeds indoors Â¼" deep. Peppers germinate best in warm soil, so gentle bottom heat may be helpful until seedlings emerge. Wait to transplant outdoors until soil is warm.
Pepper varieties come from tropical humid regions. The temperature, moisture, and air circulation all play a role in growing plants from seeds. Too little heat, too much moisture, and lack of air circulation will cause poor results. Do not use jiffy peat pots, plugs, or potting soil as the soil becomes too dry or too wet, which can lead to disease and fungus.We have experienced disease and low germination when using these types of products. Use Organic Seed Starting Material for best germination results.