This is another variation of the 7-Pot pepper, a cross from the Trinidad Scorpion. On this page you can order the 7-Pot Chocolate Lava pepper seeds. The pods of this 7-Pot variety are plump, sort of pumpkin shaped, and have a rough, pimpled skin with a ribbed texture. The chocolate variety is said to be one of the hottest types of seven pot pepper. You won’t be disappointed by the heat of these super-hot peppers, the Scoville rating of these chilis is well over 1,000,000 SHU. You can expect plants that average about 36″ but can easily get over four foot tall in areas with a long growing season. Fruit size averages about 2″ and matures from green to chocolate brown. Plants are very prolific and will be loaded with these plump dark chocolate brown pods.
The 7-Pot peppers are gaining popularity, especially those who desire mouth scorching heat. While these peppers are best used fresh, they can also be dehydrated for later use in seasoning powders. Grinding peppers into powder is a way to save space and allow you to enjoy some fiery heat in the off season.
Like most super-hots, including the 7-Pot varieties, these plants take about 100 days to mature from time of transplant. Start these 7-Pot Chocolate Lava pepper seeds indoors 8-12 weeks before your last frost date to ensure the best harvest. Temperatures over 75F help speed up germination times. Check out our article about starting pepper plants indoors to help ensure your success.
Fun facts about the 7-Pot pepper:
The term 7-Pot comes from the thought that the chilis are so hot you can season 7 pots of stew.
In Trinidad, the 7-Pot is used to make military grade tear gas
The local Navy paints the hulls of boats with the capsaicin of the 7-Pot to slow the growth of barnacles and algae.
Sample size packs can be found here.
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