What a wild thing: Red chili pepper in Davao

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What a wild thing: Red chili pepper in Davao

With much surprise we discovered this morning beside our compost a small red chili pepper plant! How did it come there? We do not know, but we already love having it here in our Green Davao garden!

What a wild thing: Red chili pepper in Davao

Discovery this morning: Siling Labuyo – a bit weak, but unbroken in spirit! From now on: more water and more compost.

What a wild thing: Red chili pepper in Davao

(photo courtesy: Wikipedia)

Wild chili

The red or green chili pepper (family: Capsicum) is locally known as “siling labuyo“, which means “wild chili“. There have been several other variations in the market, that are derived from Thailand, India and China.


Wild & hot!

Despite its small size, the local siling labuyo had been once as the hottest chili in the Guinness Book of World Records. It measures around 80,000-100,000 Scoville units which is at the lower end of the range for the hotter habanero chili. Incredible!

Wild growing thing

Wild indeed, it can grow nearly anywhere, my aunt told us. After germination of the seeds, it continues with a fairly low maintenance: adequate sun exposure over the day, every second day light watering and a great soil like a compost will result in a happier and healthier plant.

Yes, please more! #greendavao

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About the Author

Green Davao is all about news and stories about Davao City's: - organic farming - urban gardening - native fruits - natural products - healthy lifestyle - healthy food (organic food, vegan food, vegetarian, fruit lovers and raw food eaters) - local growers - and anything "green" related to this vibrant city. Behind Green Davao is Susanne; a half-German-half Filipina neophyte blogger, advocating green-living in and with all forms.

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