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Capsicum chinense 'Trinidad Perfume'

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

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18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Heat (Pungency):
Mild (1 to 1,000 Scoville Units)

Fruit Shape:

Fruit Size:
Small (under 2" in length)

Fruit Color:
Green changing to gold

Disease Resistance:
Unknown - Tell us

Seed Type:

Fresh (salsa, salads)

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Suitable for growing in containers

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
Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

Days to Maturity:
Late (more than 80 days)

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1 positive
2 neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive Suze_ On Sep 28, 2007, Suze_ from (Zone 7b) wrote:

Trinidad Perfume is a seasoning pepper with a pleasant smoky flavor without the heat. Great aroma, too. Very nice in cooking, stir-fry, etc. Pods are usually 1" to 1.5" in length.

Neutral Ripley7700 On Aug 10, 2005, Ripley7700 from Tomball, TX wrote:

This was my first year growing this pepper variety, and I was very disappointed. I rate it a neutral because I did not have pest or disease problems with it and it has survived the summer and is poised to bloom again. The pods are also attractive - maturing to bright yellow. I have had a minimal yield with this plant, which is not a bad thing considering I really dislike the taste of its peppers. Of course, these comments are from my personal experience, so I may just have not had optimal growing conditions. I noted no distinctive "perfume" from the pods, and their flavor reminded me of plastic or licorice. It maybe that all heatless chinense varieties taste like that when eaten raw, but I don't plan on wasting garden space on it again.

Neutral Farmerdill On Dec 20, 2004, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

A very mild 1 1/4 x 1 1/4 inch top shaped Habanero type.


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

Miami, Florida
Elgin, Texas
Fort Worth, Texas
Tomball, Texas

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