Hot Pepper 'Trinidad Perfume'

Capsicum chinense

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:

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

Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

Days to Maturity:

Late (more than 80 days)

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Suitable for growing in containers


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

Miami, Florida

Elgin, Texas

Fort Worth, Texas

Tomball, Texas

Gardeners' Notes:


On Sep 26, 2017, Bigfeet from Los Alamos, NM wrote:

Started from seed, slow to germinate and grow. Container grown. Plant topped out at 18" with wide leaves that have a gold tint to them. Fruits are are small, about 1.25" long. Low yields. I can only comment on the raw flavor, because I am not going to cook with them. No distinctive aromas. Ripe, raw chiles taste like lychee, seawater, and grass. Weird and unappetizing. Oh well, live and learn.


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.


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.


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.