} Jamaican Bird Pepper Seeds (Capsicum Annum) HOT

Jamaican Bird Pepper Seeds (Capsicum Annum) HOT

$ 3.14
SKU P17847S

Jamaican Bird peppers, From my Native Island-Jamaica ! Grown Organically !

Heat Very hot
Scoville scale 100,000 - 140,000*
bird pepper
This little flower bud like chilli is also known as bird pepper. The name probably comes from the fact that it is eaten and pecked by various birds. It may be tiny, but its smoky flavor and heat go a long way. It shares many similarities with the chiltepin, and they are often confused as the same chilli. However, pequin is an exclusive chilli with several unique features. In humid climate it will not turn black like most other types do. Although it is hard to find, it is used in many products all across the globe. Some people prefer to eat it fresh or dried while others enjoy them ground into a powder. As a spice it is beneficial to numerous cuisines and dishes..
Common uses include pickling, salsas and sauces, soups, and vinegars. The popular hot sauce !
Birds aren't the only one who love this pepper, it is use in Jamaican pickle pepper along with the scotch bonnet pepper. Jamaican bird pepper is use in Jamaica to stimulate blood circulation swallow whole by many if small or prepared in meals.
Sow seeds indoors ¼" deep. Peppers germinate best in warm soil, so gentle bottom heat may be helpful until seedlings emerge. Wait to transplant outdoors until soil is warm.Pepper varieties come from tropical humid regions. The temperature, moisture, and air circulation all play a role in growing plants from seeds. Too little heat, too much moisture, and lack of air circulation will cause poor results. Do not use jiffy peat pots, plugs, or potting soil as the soil becomes too dry or too wet, which can lead to disease and fungus. We have experienced disease and low germination when using these types of products. Use Organic Seed Starting Material for best germination results.Peppers often like to take their sweet time germinating. They can be up in a week, and some will take almost a month. Even with paper towel germination testing, they can take long. I am not sure why, but it is a normal occurrence. So plan and make sure you start them early enough! Also, remember they like heat to germinate so make sure you have a heating mat or something to keep the soil warm. Placing them up on top of the fridge often works too since it is normally warmer up there.
Growing Peppers:
Peppers, like tomatoes, grow in well-drained fertile soil. Almost all peppers have the same requirements for successful growth. Plant them in good, well-drained, fertile soil – and make sure they get lots of sunlight and a good inch of water per week. In many ways, they mimic the same requirements needed for growing great tomatoes.
At Planting Time:
We plant all of our peppers with a good shovel full of compost in the planting hole, and then give them a good dose of compost tea every few weeks for the first 6 weeks of growth. We also mulch around each of our pepper plants with a good 1 to 2″ thick layer of compost.
Growing Hot Peppers in Containers
Peppers can be grown all year long in containers. It is suitable for apartment dwellers and gardeners who live in cool regions where the number of growing days are limited. Many pepper enthusiast grow peppers in pots so they can have fresh peppers all year long. It’s best to use 5 gallon containers so the roots do not get too over-crowded
Soil Requirements:
Requires fertile soil in a well drained location in the garden. Apply much and grass clippings, or straw around base of plant.
Water Requirements:
Water well with soaker hoses during dry and hot spells.
Fertilizer Requirements:
Use RootBlast, Vegetable Alive, and Slow Release Fertilizer when transplanting outdoors. Apply Miracle Gro every two weeks.
Harvest Tips:
Harvest hot peppers when they are fully mature using a garden scissor so you don't damage the plant. Pick peppers as they mature to encourage new buds to form.

Mango Chutney Recipe
12 mangoes, halved, stoned and sliced
250 gm ripe tamarind (or tamarind paste)
1 sweet red pepper, seeded and diced
150 gm. seedless raisins
125 gm. Dates, stoned and chopped
3 garlic cloves
1 tbsp. finely minced fresh ginger
1 tsp. finely chopped bird pepper
1 tbsp. salt
1 onion, sliced
3 stalks Scallion, finely chopped
1 tbsp. lemon juice
1 tbsp. ground mustard seeds
2 tsp. each black peppercorns and pimento berries (allspice)
½ ltr. cider vinegar or malt vinegar

Combine the raisins, dates, sweet pepper and half of the vinegar and let stand for 24 hours.
Mix the tamarind paste with the rest of the vinegar.
Mix all the ingredients and boil gently for about 45 minutes in a heavy saucepan, stirring occasionally in between until the mixture is thick.
Bottle in sterilized bottles and seal immediately. If you do not wish to seal then place in a refrigerator…

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