For a fiery culinary adventure, explore Scorpion Pepper seeds for sale from Harris Seeds. As one of the hottest peppers in the world, Trinidad Scorpion Peppers can reach over 2 million Scoville units! The petite fruit has a smoother skin than others in this class and a slightly fruity flavor to accompany the high heat.
The pods of Trinidad Scorpion Hot Pepper seeds are 2 inches long and 2 1/2 inches wide. Sometimes, this pepper will grow a long tail resembling a scorpion, hence the name Scorpion Pepper. Many growers buy Scorpion Pepper seeds for various uses in salsas and hot sauces. When handling this pepper, use extreme caution and wear hand, eye and breathing protection.
Start Scorpion Pepper seeds indoors in early spring at least eight weeks before warm night temperatures. Place the seeds in sterile potting soil and maintain consistent soil temperature and soil moisture. After the seeds germinate and six true leaves grow on the seedling, transplant the Scorpion Pepper plant to a growing location outside. Harvest the peppers when they turn red to add a spicy and delicious kick to dishes.
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Q: What should the Trinidad scorpion peppers look like when they are ready to pick? Thank you, Hersch
A: Hi Hersch, The peppers are ready to pick when they turn red in color.