Species: C. Frutescens Origin: Portugal Heat: Hot Qty: 12 Seeds
PIRI-PIRI is a Swahili word meaning ‘pepper-pepper’ referring to any variety of chilli. However in Portugal the name is associated with a variety of C. Frutescens, known as a small fiery hot chilli. Portuguese traders carried the seeds to their African colonies of Angola and Mozambique and from there they spread across Africa. Piri Piri are hot, with a touch of sweetness and measure 50mm long by 5 mm wide, ripening from green to red when mature in upright clusters. The plant grows to a height of 85cm.