Piri Piri

C. frutescens

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There are quite a few varieties and actually species as well called by this name, or “Peri Peri”. Most of them are this kind of small, dedicious pods meaning they will come loose very easily.
This is most often considered to be the authentic African C. frutescens Piri Piri. As many chiliheads know. C. frutescens Piri Piri is what to look for if you want the specific type of heat and taste they can offer.
C. frutescenses are very easy to tell apart from other species from their greenish-white flowers.

Very very prolific plant. Just remove the stems (picking them without the stem which is easy) and dry them as whole in a pepper mill for example or in a various Piri Piri sauces and pastes!

Very hot pods which ripen from dark green to red. Commonly used with many African cuisines. as well as in other parts of the world.

Challenge: 1 (Easy to grow)

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