This has to be the prettiest chili plant I have in my collection. Despite the fruit’s small size they pack a real punch and the plant is a heavy producer.
I have only eaten this raw in salads and haven’t cooked with it. Although https://pepperheadsforlife.com puts it at a mere 200,000 – 350,000 SHU I found it to be pretty potent pound for pound. 🙂
It’s sweet but powerful bite hits you around the sides of your mouth and then spreads warmly to the back of your throat. I prefer that to the chilis that hit you on your tongue first.
December to May
Please see my Grow It Perth calendar.
It took a while for the seedling I bought to fruit initially so don’t panic. Apparently this is a fickle variety of chili but I have not done anything special and have had great luck.
I use a middle range nitrogen and high potassium fertiliser regieme during the summer months. Soil is improved with compost and manure and has a ~5-10% by weight of clay to sand ratio. Drainage is still good.
I ususally spray my chili plants with Dipel and pyrethrum my go to natural insecticide spray. The tomato grub in particular likes the larger fleshier chilis like the Trinidad Scorpion. However nothing seems to bother this particular chili so I don’t spray it with anything.
GICICI Chili Plants
|7 pot primo||1,200,000||I got this beast of a chili from @Cantstandtheheat. See them on Facebook.|
|choc moruga scorpion||2,000,000||I got this amazing looking chili from @Cantstandtheheat. See them on Facebook.|
|jalapeno||6,000||Literally my favourite chili!|
|TS butch t||1,400,000||TS stands for Trinidad Scorpion. HOT HOT HOT 🙂|
|TS cardi||800,000||TS stands for Trinidad Scorpion. HOT HOT HOT 🙂|
|yellow wax||15,000||A very very mild chili great for adding crunch to salads.|
|zimbabwe bird||200,000||Spicy little fruit and my most beautiful chili plant.|
- 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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