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Birds eye seeds
– The commercial hot sauce brand Cholula lists bird peppers as one of its ingredients.

Pepper – Birds Eye

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Botanical Name: Capsicum annum glabriusculum. The Birds Eye pepper is the official wild pepper of Texas.

A very hot, often 7x – 8x hotter on the scoville scale than jalapenos!

– This is a Perennial pepper variety which means that if the soil doesn’t freeze hard in your area, you’ll most likely be able to grow these peppers all year round.

– Rated at 200,000 Scoville Heat Units!

– Easy to grow from seeds.

– Can be used in place of any hot peppers in many culinary recipes.

– The commercial hot sauce brand Cholula lists bird peppers as one of its ingredients.

– Thomas Jefferson first obtained seed of the Bird Pepper in 1812 from Captain Samuel Brown, who was stationed in San Antonio, Texas. Jefferson recorded planting this pepper in pots and in the kitchen garden in 1814. [source]

Day to Maturity | 100+ days

Hot Pepper Seeds
| Keep your soil moist and about 75°F. Space plants about 18″ apart and 1/4″ deep.

Pepper (HOT) , Birds Eye (100% Heirloom/Non-Hybrid/Non-GMO)

Botanical Name: Capsicum annum glabriusculum. The Birds Eye pepper is the official wild pepper of Texas.

A very hot, often 7x – 8x hotter on the scoville scale than jalapenos!

– This is a Perennial pepper variety which means that if the soil doesn’t freeze hard in your area, you’ll most likely be able to grow these peppers all year round.

– Rated at 200,000 Scoville Heat Units!

– Easy to grow from seeds.

– Can be used in place of any hot peppers in many culinary recipes.

– The commercial hot sauce brand Cholula lists bird peppers as one of its ingredients.

– Thomas Jefferson first obtained seed of the Bird Pepper in 1812 from Captain Samuel Brown, who was stationed in San Antonio, Texas. Jefferson recorded planting this pepper in pots and in the kitchen garden in 1814. [source]

Day to Maturity | 100+ days

Hot Pepper Seeds
| Keep your soil moist and about 75°F. Space plants about 18″ apart and 1/4″ deep.

Birds eye seeds
Latin
Gilia tricolor
Family: Polemoniaceae

Bird’s Eyes Gilia

Quick Facts:

    • Annual
    • Blue flowers with dark centres
    • Chocolate scented
    • Open in sunshine and close on cloudy days
    • Suitable for xeriscaping

Bird’s Eyes Gilia

Description:

Gilia tricolor. Height to 30-45cm (12-18″). Bird’s Eyes Gilia seeds are a charming California native wildflower that blooms from spring to mid-summer, producing long-lasting stems of chocolate-scented blue flowers with dark centres. These rise above the ferny foliage and open in sunshine, but close on cloudy days. This easy to grow, nectar-rich annual is attractive to bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds. It will grow in any sandy, well-drained soil and is suitable for xeriscaping. Suitable for Zones 6 to 10, with a preference for milder weather. Bird’s Eyes Gilia seeds will work well in patio containers. In windy areas, give the plants a little support by pushing some twigs into the soil around them.

Annual

Quick Facts:

    • Annual
    • Blue flowers with dark centres
    • Chocolate scented
    • Open in sunshine and close on cloudy days
    • Suitable for xeriscaping

How To Grow

Here we will discuss how to grow Bird’s Eyes Gilia from seed. Gilia is a lovely annual wildflower that really stands out in mass plantings, and is a heavy nectar producer, so a very good lure for bees and other beneficial insects.

General
Annual wildflower known as Bird’s Eyes

Latin
Gilia tricolor
Family: Polemoniaceae

Difficulty
Easy

Exposure: Full sun
Zone: 6-10

Timing
Gilia is most successful if direct sown outdoors 2-3 weeks before last frost, or in the autumn in mild climates. Alternately, start indoors 6-8 weeks before last frost, and harden seedlings off gradually in a cold frame before transplanting.

Starting
Sow seeds 2mm (1/8″) deep. At a temperature of 12-18°C (55-65°F) seeds should germinate in 17 to 21 days.

Growing
Transplant after last frost into average, well drained soil. G. tricolor can grow in quite sandy conditions and is drought tolerant, so it’s useful for xeriscaping. Space plants 23-33cm (9-15″) apart. Gilia may self sow in the right conditions, but it does not become weedy and is easy to control.