If you are after a fun chilli variety to grow, then you have to give Chilli Oriental Pequin Chili a go. This variety produces an abundance of very small (2-3cm) fruit, covering the entire plant for many months. Like all chilli varieties, the fruit starts off green, but eventually turns a bright orange and finally red, providing a beautiful display of colour for the vegetable garden. Whilst growing this variety might be fun and games at first, things get serious when it comes to taste as this variety has a very hot flavour. Chilli Oriental Pequin Chili is a south east Asian variation of the popular sequin chilli. The plants typically crop within 6 - 10 weeks, and for several months will produce an abundance of small chilli peppers, which if left unpicked, in a few weeks time turn the stunning and hot red colour. The plants are relatively large growing for a chilli plant, with typical height reaching 50cm, but 60cm+ not uncommon. On a scale of 1 to 10 the heat from this chili is around a 7, so a very hot chili, or in more technical terms around 50,000 - 100,000 Scoville units. These chilies are very vigorous and heavy bearing, so are sure to provide an extremely rewarding experience for any gardener.
Marigolds can be inter-planted with this chilli variety, as they act as a natural insect pest repellent, please visit our store for more details.
Advantages of Chilli Oriental Pequin Chili
Heavy fruiting variety with small fruit, very hot
Excellent for home-gardeners
Striking green & orange fruit, turning red
Suited for range of cooking and pickling
Extremely heavy yielding variety, with months of continual harvesting
Generally vigorous plant, provided it has sufficient nutrition.