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Chilli, Tabasco
Chilli, Tabasco

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Capsicum frutescens is a perennial growing to 1 m (3ft 3in) by 0.6 m (2ft). It is hardy to zone 9 and is frost tender. It is in flower late summer early autumn. The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs). Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils and prefers well-drained soil. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils and can grow in very acid and very alkaline soils. It cannot grow in the shade. It prefers moist soil. (Ref: PFAF - see link).

Comments Warnings : Chiles not only have a great affect on taste buds, but they have a very high vitamin C content--91 milligrams in 1/4 cup of fresh chilies. And red peppers benefits (although not green ones) includes beta-carotene. See link.