Hot Pepper
Capsicum chinense 'Trinidad Scorpion'

Family: Solanaceae (so-lan-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Capsicum (KAP-sih-kum) (Info)
Species: chinense (chi-NEN-see) (Info)
Cultivar: Trinidad Scorpion
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Height:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Spacing:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Heat (Pungency):

Extremely Hot (above 30,000 Scoville Units)

Fruit Shape:

Unknown - Tell us

Fruit Size:

Small (under 2" in length)

Fruit Color:

Green changing to red

Disease Resistance:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Type:

Open-pollinated

Usage:

Unknown - Tell us

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Propagation Methods:

From seed; sow indoors before last frost

Seed Collecting:

Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds

Wear gloves to protect hands when handling seeds

Days to Maturity:

Late (more than 80 days)

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Morgan Hill, California

San Jose, California

Jacksonville Beach, Florida

Austin, Texas

Liberty Hill, Texas

Longview, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral

On Mar 29, 2011, LazLo from Austin, TX (Zone 8b) wrote:

Scoville Units for Trinidad Scorpion = 800,000 ~ 1,000,000

ref: http://ushotstuff.com/Heat.Scale.htm

Not suitable for winter-sowing:
As with other "super hots" the Trinidad Scorpion requires higher and more consistent temperatures than occur during any part of the winter-sowing season. The variance between night-time and daytime temps interfers with germination.

Neutral

On Sep 21, 2007, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

A very hot pepper, that falls just short of the heat of Naga Morich or Bhut Jolokia. Tall plant taking 90-120 days from transplant. Unique shape.