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Chilli Pepper Piri Piri in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Capsicum Frutescens 'Piri Piri'

 

Chilli Pepper 'Piri Piri'

A small upright shrub with glossy green leaves of varying sizes depending on the variety. Chillies tend to be long, narrow, tapering fruit. The single flowers are an off-white (sometimes purplish) color while the stem is densely branched and up to 24ins tall.'Piri piri' also spelled peri peri, pili pili), also called African bird's eye chili, is a small but hot chilli (SHU 175,000 - 250,000) used in the preparation of piri piri sauce. A compact plant that can be grown in a pot. The upright chillies are approx. 1 -2 cms. long

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plant Features
  • Chilli Pepper Piri Piri likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Chilli Pepper Piri Piri likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

  • Chilli Pepper Piri Piri is a little frost hardy: 32f (0°c)

    A little frost hardy: 32F (0°C)

  • Chilli Pepper Piri Piri likes free draining and fertile

    Free draining and fertile

 
plant information

Common name

Chilli Pepper 'Piri Piri'

Latin name

Capsicum Frutescens 'Piri Piri'

type

Vegetable

family

Solanaceae

ph

5.0 - 7.0 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Chilli Pepper Piri Piri likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Frost

    Chilli Pepper Piri Piri is a little frost hardy: 32f (0°c)

    A little frost hardy: 32F (0°C)

  • Soil

    Chilli Pepper Piri Piri likes free draining and fertile

    Free draining and fertile

  • Water

    Chilli Pepper Piri Piri likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

Plant & bloom calendar

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full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Chilli Pepper Piri Piri is 0.40meters x 0.35meters 0.40 M 0.35 M

Capsicum Frutescens 'Piri Piri'

A small upright shrub with glossy green leaves of varying sizes depending on the variety. Chillies tend to be long, narrow, tapering fruit. The single flowers are an off-white (sometimes purplish) color while the stem is densely branched and up to 24ins tall.'Piri piri' also spelled peri peri, pili pili), also called African bird's eye chili, is a small but hot chilli (SHU 175,000 - 250,000) used in the preparation of piri piri sauce. A compact plant that can be grown in a pot. The upright chillies are approx. 1 -2 cms. long


Planting

From Mid Spring TO Late Spring

Plant container grown chillies in the greenhouse border when large enough to handle, about 2ft between plants

 

Propagation by seed in spring

From Mid Spring TO Late Spring

Sow seed in divided trays in early spring under glass in heat. Plant out in greenhouse border when risk of frost is passed.

 
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