Hot Pepper - Trinidad Scorpion

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An extremely hot chili variety reputed to have an SHU of 1.2 million. The round shaped fruits feature a distinctive tail and mature from lime green to bright red. Maximum fruit size is 5cm x 3cm but often the overall size is smaller. Needs high temperatures to germinate with the optimum being 27-32oC. Please take care when handling fruit.

Sowing Time: March to April.
Sowing Instructions: Sow seeds on the surface of a free-draining compost and cover with a fine sprinkling of compost. Place in a propagator at 27-32oC. until after germination, which takes 10 to 15 days.
Growing Instructions: Transplant seedlings when large enough to handle into 3in pots. Plant in final situation when plants are 4in high, 18in apart. Outdoor crops - acclimatise plants to outdoor conditions before planting in sunny, fertile, moist, well drained soil, after all risk of frost.

After Care: Feed plants weekly with a tomato fertiliser once first fruits have set.
Information provided for guidance only, as cultural practices and climatic circumstances vary.
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