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Hot Pepper-Kanthari

Also known as "Bird's eye pepper", this variety is popular in Kerala and in Sri Lanka. The bird's eye chili plant is a perennial with small, tapering fruits, often 2 to 3, at a node. The fruits are very pungent. The flowers are greenish white or yellowish white. The chilies are small (only 1-2 cm) and not extremely hot, and is often used in chutneys and pickles. It measures around 50,000 to 100,000 Scoville units. It can be harvested in 70-80 days from sowing.

The current variety of Kanthari in stock is a pale cream-white variety. 

SKU: 399
Price: $2.49