*Vegetable Highlight* Philippine Native Hot Chili Pepper/Siling Labuyo

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Photo Originally by Justin Walker from Epicurious
Siling labuyo is a hot little chili pepper that grows on many islands in the Philippines but especially in Bihol, PH. With a Scoville scale value of 80,000 to 100,000 these fiery devils adds a nice pungent touch to classic Filipino condiments such as a refreshing spiced vinegar or to bring heat to the famous Bicol Express, a pork dish stewed in coconut milk and served with rice. The peppers can be used in any recipe calling for Thai Birdeye peppers or Serrano peppers. The leaves are also used in recipes as a leafy vegetable for their taste and nutrient content.

Philippine Native Hot Chili Pepper is one of our featured vegetables available through our Seed Trials Exchange Program (S.T.E.P) for 2020. Make your reservations today in the program as a volunteer seed trials grower and you too can taste these spicy peppers. Siling lubuyo will be available as seedlings around Late March to April.

Happy Holidays and Happy New Year!
-Carlo

For more information on S.T.E.P. Please CLICK HERE.

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