This Chilli is a Birds Eye (Capsicum frutescens) and is a very hot pepper. These are found all over Africa, where they are also called, Congo, Mombassa, Pequin, Uganda and Zanzibar chillies.
They are very small conical chillies' ranging from has small, slightly tapered fruit with a length of 1 to 2 cm and a diameter of 0.50 cm.
They grow wild or semi-wild and are bright scarlet red. Used a lot in Asian and Thai cooking. Ideal chilli for drying and using as chilli powder. Also ideal for drying and infusing with olive oil for a salad dressing with some kick. Easy to grow and very nice shape.
The fruit, when threaded into Ristras, dries well and makes a beautiful decoration around the kitchen. A must have chilli, can be trimmed to suit growing conditions.