Thai Prik Key Gnu
Widely used chillies in Thai cuisine, and also the smallest, these chillies are the size of mouse droppings (maybe that's why the name translates to mouse sh*t chilli!) but pack a punch at 100000 SHU.
The Thai Prik Key Gnu is one of the most widely used chillies in Thai cuisine, and also one of the smallest. The name translates to "rat sh*t chillies" which is a bit strange at first, but with some thought you can certainly see some similarities between this chilli and a rodent - small and sneaky, you mightn't even see this chilli or know it's in your meal... But you'll soon find the evidence, the burning in your mouth, thanks to the 100,00 - 250,000 Scoville Heat Units! The Thai Prik Key Gnu can be eaten green or red - for once, the green chillies are thought to be slightly hotter than the red counterparts. The ripe red chillies can also be dried and powdered. Also spelt Thai Prik Kee Noo or Thai Prik Ki Nu.
|Germination Time||7 - 21 Days|
|Sowing Method||Raise Seedlings|
|Plant Life Cycle||Annual|
|Frost Hardiness||Frost Tender|