Chili Pepper: Caysan

Coming in at a mere 30,000 – 50,000 Scoville units, the Caysan Chili is a great little prolific producer of large glossy fruit, and it isn’t too hot to eat. I got mine from the local Bunnings store and grew it in a little herb bed in full sun, and got far more than I needed during the growing season!

Enjoy – Bish


I’ve used the fruit in a range of different recipes over the summer and autumn period here in Perth, including a really simple one – halve them, remove the seeds, and stuff them with cream cheese, wrap in prosciutto and grill for a few minutes… yum





Fruiting Months:

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


The fruit are pretty big and prone to splitting if you leave them on the bush too long.  With the onset of colder weather here (this year, that was not until late May) they keep producing flowers and fruit, and are pretty hardy.


Around the cayenne range.


Related Links:

  • see more posts about growing chilis here
  • see more cooking with chili posts here
  • go to all meal ingredients here
  • go the Grow It Perth calendar
  • see a work in progress map of edible plant species here
  • More Bish


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