Chili Pepper: Zimbabwe Bird

This has to be the prettiest chili plant I have in my collection. Despite the fruit’s small size they pack a real punch and the plant is a heavy producer.

Taste:

I have only eaten this raw and not cooked with it. Although https://pepperheadsforlife.com puts it at a mere 200,000 – 350,000 SHU I found it to be pretty potent pound for pound.

Flower:

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Fruit:

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Plant:

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Fruiting Months:

  • January
  • February
  • March
  • April
  • May
  • December

Planting/Care:

 

It took a while for the seedling I bought to fruit so don’t panic. Apparently this is a fickle variety of chili but I have not done anything special and have had great luck.

Scale:

Around the orange habanero range.

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Related Links:

  • see more posts about growing chilis here
  • see more cooking with chili posts here
  • go to all ingredients
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