A cooking staple, Thai peppers are one of the most popular peppers for recipes that call for a medium heat level with delicious flavor. Thai peppers are commonly used in many Thai and Asian dishes and there are also numerous products that use Thai peppers as a main ingredient, including pepper flakes, hot sauces, and marinades. Thai peppers are about 1 to 2 inches in length and mature from green to red. These hot peppers have a medium heat level as they he leaves are tiny so the plant is almost all peppers.
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. Thai average about 50,000 to 100,000 Scoville Heat Units, which is hotter than a Cayenne pepper but not has hot as a Habanero pepper. The Irish Shrub pepper is looks like a miniature version of the Thai pepper. The Thai pepper's close relative, the NuMex Twilight pepper, is one of the most popular ornamental peppers in the world.