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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:

  • November
  • December
  • January
  • February
  • 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:

Scoville-Scale-Chili-Peppers-List-Hottest-to-Mildest

GICICI Grown Plants
ChiliS.H.UComments
7 pot primo1,200,000I got this beast of a chili from @Cantstandtheheat. See them on Facebook.
bhut jolokia1,000,000
black pearl30,000
cayenne50,000
choc moruga scorpion2,000,000I got this amazing looking chili from @Cantstandtheheat. See them on Facebook.
habanero orange200,000
hoa lat
hungarian black10,000
jalapeno6,000Literally my favourite chili!
tepin300,000
thai100,000
TS butch t1,400,000TS stands for Trinidad Scorpion. HOT HOT HOT 🙂
TS cardi800,000TS stands for Trinidad Scorpion. HOT HOT HOT 🙂
yellow wax15,000A very very mild chili great for adding crunch to salads.
zimbabwe bird200,000Spicy little fruit and my most beautiful chili plant.

Related Links:
  • see more posts about growing chilis here
  • see more cooking with chili posts here
  • go to all meal ingredients here
  • go the Grow It Perth calendar
  • see a work in progress map of edible plant species here

 

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