Chili pepper 'Bird's eye'

Capsicum annuum longum group

How to grow Chili pepper 'Bird's eye'

  • Full Sun

  • Medium

Some varieties may need to be supported with a cane as the fruit develops.

Plant in a location that enjoys full sun and remember to water moderately. Bird's eye is generally regarded as a tender plant, so remember to ensure that temperatures are mild before moving outdoors. Bird's eye needs a loamy and sandy soil with a ph of 7.0 to 8.5 (neutral soil to weakly alkaline soil).

Growing Bird's eye from seed

May need to soak in mild solution of Salt Peter. 1 Tsp. to a Qt.
Do NOT use peat cups or peat at all.

Aim to sow 0.2 inches (0.5 cm) deep and try to ensure a gap of at least 1.95 inches (5.0 cm). For optimal germination, soil temperature should be a minimum of 18°C / 64°F.

By our calculations, you should look at sowing Bird's eye about 38 days before your last frost date.

Transplanting Bird's eye

Transplant out when all danger of frost has passed.

Bird's eye is tender, so ensure you wait until all danger of frost has passed in your area before considering planting outside.

Harvesting Bird's eye

This variety tends to mature and be ready for harvest in late summer.

Misspellings of Chili pepper 'Bird's eye'

birdseye, Burke’s, Burke’s backyard, Tepin, Petin

Other Names for Chili pepper 'Bird's eye'

Burke’s Backyard Thai, Chiltepin