misskittin's Chilli "Trinidad Scorpion" x 1 Flowering
This is from dartmoor chilli farm… I think it was about £12 for 3, so as well as the Habs, I chose this
Unfortunately, along with the Habs, this is a rather sorry/soggy specimen… yellow, munched and (again) not established in it’s 9cm pot. Even my Fatalii’s, which have taken forever to get going are bigger/bushier and altogether better!
In 2011 this produced a single, terrifying fruit… I ended op pruning back some of the other budding stems to allow it to concentrate it’s energies… And I ended up with the hottest Chilli sauce I’ve ever tasted
Lightly pruned for overwintering, and in 2012 it struggled: Multiple abortive attemps at budding, before finally getting into the swing of things at the beginning of August
December 2012: Well… I’m not really sure what happened to this plant! It’s obviously happy/healthy, because it’s now over a metre wide. However there is the small matter of it NEVER setting any fruit at all! It keeps budding, but (more often than not), the buds just drop off. I think I’ve had about 4 open flowers all year! Despite careful attempts at pollination (small paintbrush), nothing has come from it at all. I haven’t had the heart to prune it, and it continues to increase in width/height/bushiness… Let’s hope that 2013 is it’s year
misskittin's Chilli "Trinidad Scorpion" Care Instructions
Try for a seed spacing of at approx. 1.95 inches (5.0 cm) and sow at a depth of around 0.2 inches (0.5 cm) if planning to sow direct.
Chinese pepper 'Trinidad Scorpion' normally grows to a mature height of 45.72 cm (that's 1.49 feet imperial) so ensure you have enough space in your garden for this plant.
Your garden has full sun light which is ideal for Chinese pepper 'Trinidad Scorpion'.
Remember to water moderately.
Your garden's USDA Hardiness Zone (8b) is within the ideal range for Chinese pepper 'Trinidad Scorpion'. The recommended range is between Zone 5 and 12.
Chinese pepper 'Trinidad Scorpion' ideally needs a soil ph of 7.0 to 8.5 (neutral to alkaline soil), so check your soil acidity regularily.
More information about Chilli "Trinidad Scorpion" is available in the Folia gardener's wiki. All Chilli "Trinidad Scorpion" Care Instructions have been kindly provided by our members.
21 Aug 2012
Flowering day 468
05 Aug 2012
Budding day 452
For the 3rd time: I wonder if this is the charm?
01 Jun 2012
Budding day 387
The first set of buds dropped off after I sprayed with Pyrethrum… This is the second flush
16 May 2012
Treating day 371Aphids
04 Apr 2012
Budding day 329
24 Mar 2012
Potting Up day 318
08 Jan 2012
Preserved day 242
08 Jan 2012
Reviewed day 242
Crikey! Really deep/fruity flavour, but this takes “hot” to a new level. Tiny piece nibbled, amazing “glow”, both at lips and back of throat. I have hiccups! After-glow lasted a good 30 minutes ;-)
26 Nov 2011
Budding day 199
I’m not sure whther that’s a good thing or not? Looks happy/healthy, so shall just leave it be
27 Oct 2011
Pruning day 169
09 Oct 2011
Harvesting day 151
The solitary fruit it produced… And my, does it look evil!
1.0 x item
22 Sep 2011
Ripening day 134
03 Sep 2011
Moved day 115
10 Aug 2011
Setting Fruit day 91
A single, solitary one anyway! It’s tiny, but has a distinct “tail”
21 Jul 2011
Budding day 71
Finally… At this rate I might even have some chillies, come October!
27 Jun 2011
Budding day 47
20 Jun 2011
Under Attack day 40
Aphids (squished). I am now going to have to spend all evening examining every single one of my chillies (boo hiss!)
13 Jun 2011
Potting Up day 33
Into an 7 inch pot, with 5:1:1 (as per the Jalapenos)
11 May 2011
Purchased day 0