seeds of Yellow Trinidad Scorpion Chili Peppers
Yellow Trinidad Scorpion Chilli Pepper seeds
The Yellow Trinidad Scorpion (Capsicum chinense), rightfully considered to be one of the hottest scorpions in the world has its origins in the islands of Trinidad and Tobago. While the pepper is now farmed extensively in the Americas as well as in other parts of the world, it was initially grown merely for subsistence in its native homeland. The pods have a signature lantern shape and a ‘stinger’ hence the allusion to the Scorpion. Unripe pods are light green in colour while the ripe ones are yellow. The Yellow Trinidad Scorpion Yellow is large, measuring up to 10 cm in length and 6 cm in width. The flavour is citrusy and rich and accompanied by a scorching heat (800,000-1.2 million Scoville Heat Units). While the Yellow Trinidad Scorpion has larger pods than the Red Trinidad Scorpion, it’s not as hot as the latter. The Yellow Trinidad Scorpion can be dried and ground and used to make powder. One can use it to make marinades, hot sauces and salsas. The huge size of its pods makes the Yellow Trinidad an immensely productive plant with regard to weight. One should be prepared to wait between 100 and 130 days before the plant fully grows, matures and the pods ripen.