Capsicum frutescens is a species that includes several varieties of chili peppers: Piri piri, Malaguete pepper, Tabasco pepper, and Thai pepper.
Basic information and facts
South or Central America
Tropical and subtropical refions of the world.
Annual, biennial, or perennial:
Grows as a annual or short-living perennial.
White flowers with a greenish white or greenish yellow corolla.
Fruits of C. frutescens usually grow erect. They are 1 to 2 centimeters long with a diameter of 3 to 7 millimeters. Fruits are usually first yellow and turn red when mature, but other colors are possible.
Climate and weather:
Tropical and subtropical
Can be insect pollinated or self pollinated.
50 to 80 centimeters
grown from seed
Hand pick unripe or ripe fruits.
Used fresh or dried and ground to a powder, which can be used in hot spicy dishes.