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!
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