There are many variations of the 7-Pot pepper, all relatives of the Trinidad Scorpion that originate from Trinidad. On this page you can order the 7-Pot Red Lava pepper seeds. Pods of the 7-Pot peppers are plump and have a rough skin texture. If you can get past the fiery heat of these peppers, you’ll notice the smoky, slightly nutty flavor and fruity overtones. Classified as a super-hot pepper, the Scoville rating of these chilis is over 1,000,000 SHU. Plant height will average about 36″ but can get much larger in longer growing climates. Fruit size averages about 2″ and matures from green to red. On average, we harvested about 50 pods per plant.
The 7-Pot peppers are really starting to gain traction among pepper growing enthusiasts, especially those who want to make mouth scorching hot sauces. These peppers can be used fresh or dehydrated for later use. Grinding into powder is a space effective way to store excess peppers for later use. Did you know that you can make hot sauce with pepper powder?
Originating in a Caribbean climate the 7-Pot varieties take about 100 days to mature from transplant. You’ll definitely benefit from starting these 7-Pot Red Lava pepper seeds indoors 12 weeks before your last frost date to get the best harvest. If you’re new to growing peppers from seed then you may be interested in checking out our blog post on how to start 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.
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