Chilli – Trinidad Scorpion


This variety is a very hot and scary chilli pepper!!! The plants are tall, upright and reasonably productive bearing 2 to 3in long pendant pods which taper to a sharp pointed ‘tail’. The pods mature from green to orange and finally red approximately 90-120 days after transplanting (similar to some of the other long season Capsicum chinense species). The variety is also found in versions maturing to yellow and to brown. In terms of pungency, the pods of this much sort after variety are outrageously hot. (Capsicum chinense)


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Latin NameCapsicum chinense

Sowing Instructions – Sow chilli seed indoors as early as January if you have a heated propagator, or from March if you don’t. Transplant seedlings into individual 7.5cm pots, when the first true leaves appear. Eventually, plant into the ground or individually in 30cm pots of peat-free, multi-purpose compost. If growing your chillies outside, wait until all risk of frost has passed before moving them to their final growing positions.

Hints and Tips – Will grow very tall under glass in UK conditions. Needs warm conditions, both day and night for optimum yield potential. Can be harvested green and red. Extremely pungent with strong aroma.

Number of seeds – Approx 8

Maturity – Late maturity
Fruit Habit – Pendant
Fruit Colour – Pale Green to red
Fruit Shape – Oval/globular with small tip/tail at fruit end
Fruit Size (length x diameter) – 4-5cm x 2-3 cm
Scoville rating – Less than 750,000 – 1.4 million
Taste – Extremely hot

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