This pepper, also known as the Indian Bird’s Eye or Thai Pepper, is a renowned chili pepper with a Scoville Heat Unit ranging from 50,000 to 100,000. A more unique pepper, one of the few Capsicum frutescens we offer. Originating from South America, it has found a prominent place in Asian countries, particularly India, in regions like Kerala, Tamil Nadu, and Meghalaya. This small, yet potent pepper, typically measuring 2-3 cm, has a fruity taste. It starts off as cream or green in color, turning yellow or orange as it matures and finally red when fully ripe.
The Kanthari pepper is versatile, widely used in Thai dishes such as curries and salads, and also in Vietnamese soups and stir-fries. It can be consumed raw, roasted, or used in cooking both green and ripe.
This variety of chili can thrive in partial shade. Like all peppers, requires a regular water supply – but do not waterlog. Plants can reach a height of nearly 6 feet.