Chili Pepper: Trinidad Scorpion Cardi

Now we are getting into crazy hot territory :).

I have read that this variety was developed by the Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute hence the CARDI part of the pepper’s name :). The scorpion part is because the end of the chili looks like a scorpion stinger.

Most of my internet friends have suggested I toughen up and try one :). However I liked one person’s suggestion that I have captured here as a FoodHack.

This plant is a a spreader rather than a vertical powerhouse.

Flower:

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Fruit:

Immature:

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Mature:

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Plant:

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Fruiting Months:

  • March
  • April

Position:

Full scorching hot Perth sun!

Jobs:

  • Keep it lightly pruned to encourage flowering
  • My TS Cardi  and Jalapeno pods got hit hard by grubs in April so I sprayed with pyrethrum

Tomato worm damage:

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Scale:

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Related Links:

  • see more posts about growing chilis here
  • see more cooking with chili posts here
  • go to all ingredients

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