Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Red Hot Chilli Peppers: Siling Labuyo, Bell Pepper, Jalapeño Update

You have to love pepper plants.  Seeds germinate in a few days.  The seedlings survive my harsh transplants (I just pull them out without digging).  Type of soil and amount of water almost doesn't matter.  They find a way to survive and grow.  They're certainly easier to grow than any of my herbs (mints included).  Today, I'll just post pictures of my original siling labuyo plants and my bell peppers.  Unfortunately, I can't tell which is which anymore.  They look the same.  And that, my friends, is why you should tag your seedlings.  The first picture is the Jalapeño (which Jean forcibly gave me...she's been giving me tons of plants, half of which die on me! Argh!).  The next two pictures provide an assortment.  I won't know which is which until they bear their hot fruits.  Anyway, if anyone wants to buy small sili plants, just let me know.  I have too much already.

Did you know that siling labuyo or Bird's Eye Chili is just a mid-heat type of pepper (50,000-100,000 in the Scoville scale), but that it's a lot hotter than Jalapeño (2,500 - 8,000)?   Well that's what I read...


  1. Hi Im very interested in buying Siling Labuyo seeds (or fruits) for propagation . Do you have any for sale?

  2. I think the easiest way is to just buy a small bag of siling labuyo from the supermarket. That should give you a couple of hundred seeds already.

  3. Thats the problem. I cant find an original native siling labuyo anywhere. What they have is the elongated one which my farm hand calls "taring manok" cause it looks like the spur of a rooster.

  4. Oh I'm thinking now. I just always assumed that the supermarkets just carried those.


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