The Thai Bird pepper is highly valued for its fruity taste and spiciness. The peppers are used extensively in many Thai dishes, such as in Thai curries and in Thai salads, but they can also be eaten raw. The peppers have thin skin, so they are commonly dried and then ground into powder to enhance the flavor of food.
Thai Bird pepper plants grow up to two feet and can yield hundreds of peppers per season. Thai Bird pepper plants are easily grown in containers, making them an ideal pepper to grow on a balcony, patio or deck. In warm climates they can grow year-round. Thai Bird peppers average about 50,000 to 80,000 Scoville Heat Units, which is similar to a Cayenne pepper but not has hot as a Habanero pepper.