Thin and pointed, Thai Dragon Chillies fruits have green fruits that mature to a deep glossy red colour. Both colours appear on the plant at the same time making this variety ornamental as well as edible. The plants grow to around 45cm tall. The fruits grow to around 7cm long but can be harvested and used while still small and green.
This hot chilli releases a very strong lingering heat and registers between 50,000 and 100,000 Scoville units. They are used in Thai cuisine in stews, broths, stir fries, coconut soups, noodle dishes, and authentic Thai curry. Thai chilli peppers can be refrigerated, for up to two weeks. They can easily be dried or frozen for later use.