This chili padi sprouted on its own and grew very fast. It is now beginning to form pods so let's wait and see.
This "Black" chili is actually very dark purple. It has very dark leaves as well. But the plant tends to wither off after producing a crop of chilies. This is very very hot!!! Hotter than chili padi. I am waiting for my scotch bonnet to fruit then i can compare them.
A better view of the black chili plants.
This variety of chili padi is supposedly from Myanmar. The pods are slim and the flesh barely wraps around the seeds as can be seen in the picture.
The first layer of protection is a plastic bag. After which a piece of magazine paper is wrapped around the bag. To protect against squirrels, a bag made from green netting can be wrapped around the bag.