Chillies

Description

Chille peppers originated in Bolivia and Paraguay and have been used by humans for at least 9000 years. Although many blame the seeds for harboring the heat, capsaicin is actually more concentrated in the white membranes of the fruit.

Repellant for:
• General contact repellant, Fruit flies,
• Use it as part of a blend with Rue, Southernwood, Yansy and other insect repelling herbs to make an organic insect spray.

Additional information

Height

±80 cm, Spread ±60 cm

Cultivation

Full sun, well drained, composted soil, ideal for container gardening as they look very decorative when in full fruit

Harvesting

Pick fruit from Green colour to mature Orange and Red, The heat intensity is at its highest when the fruit colours to red, Only pick mature fruit if you are planning to dry it for later use.

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