Monday, 1 July 2013

Birds Eye Chilly or Kanthari Mulaku

Hai dear all,

I live in central part of Kerala and much fascinated with cultivation of vegetables. Whenever I get free time I used to cultivate some vegetables. I have good source for quality seeds- Hybrids, Open Pollinated etc.


Kanthari Mulaku also known as Birds-eye-chilly is very popular in Kerala. It is very hot and it has a pungency above 1,00,000 scoville Units. You may not find this chilly in the departmental stores. Sometimes you may get it from market at a price of Rs.500/- and above per Kg.  (It is Rs.750/- per Kg. in Cochin on 06-05-2014- Refer Malayala Manorama Newspaper dated 06-05-2014)

I had the chilly plants around my house since long. I have Ivory variety and Green variety. The plants will have a height ranging from 2 feet to 4 feet. The chilly will be about 2cm -2.5cm length and just 0.60-0.75 gram weight. In some articles it is mentioned as 3 gram weight, which is not true.
About 1600-1800 chillies will weigh 1 Kilogram.

It is said to have medicinal values and these chillies helps in reducing cholestrol and Hyper Tension.

The life of the plant will be about 2-3 years. Best climate is 23-35C. It is easy to grow and maintain. Prefers hot climate.Watering once in a while during summer is good.

Jackfruit cooked and Kanthari chilly mixed with small onions is a good combination. Also good with Tapioca boiled, Elephant Yam, Sweet potato etc.

White/ivory birds eye chilly around my house.

Green Birds Eye Chilly

Cucumber NS 404 grown at my premises




Apart from these Kanthari Chillies, I used to grow Yard Long Beans, Ladies Finger, Brinjal ( Purple & Green), Cucumber, Cabbage, Green Chillies, Tomato, Bottle Gourd, Bitter Gourd, Pumpkin, Snake Gourd etc. 
It was difficult for me to find seeds in small quantities, but a friend helped me. Of late along with that friend I started distribution of seeds in a small scale for home kitchen gardening. This helps a lot of people so that they are getting quality seeds at a reasonable price.  I insist on cultivating own vegetables not only to save money, but also to eat vegetable free from poisonous pesticides and chemicals. With a little time people can save money and lead a healthy life. It is easy to grow 5-6 varieties of vegetables and that sufficient for a family.
For those who require seeds, we used to send by courier all over India. Many people said that this is very helpful because they find it difficult to get quality seeds in small quantities. We are giving seeds in bulk for farmers on specific demand. We used to supply seeds produced by Namdhari, Biocarve, R.K, Kraft etc.


All varieties of flower seeds and vegetable seeds supplied by us can be viewed and purchased online from www.theyoungfarmer.com.   Please visit to buy more than 100 varieties of vegetable seeds and flower seeds!!!!!

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