A rare member of the Thai pepper family, Purple Thai peppers have a perfect balance of flavor and heat which makes them a popular pepper for Asian cuisine. Purple Thai peppers are used in many Thai and Asian dishes and there are also numerous products that use Thai peppers as the main ingredient, including pepper flakes, hot sauces, and marinades. Purple Thai peppers are about 3 to 4 inches in length, mature from purple to orangish-red, and have a medium heat level. They average about 50,000 to 100,000 Scoville Heat Units, which is hotter than a Cayenne pepper but not as hot as a Habanero pepper. Purple Thai pepper plants are easily grown in containers, making them an ideal pepper to grow on a balcony, patio or deck. They grow and ripen early and produce all season long.
At Tyler Farms, we grow our plants the old-fashioned way: no pesticides, no synthetic fertilizers, and we only use all-natural fertilizers such as worm castings and fish emulsion. Plants are shipped in 3 inch reusable plastic pots and are approximately 4 to 6 inches tall.