If you’re looking for an uncommon variety of pepper to grow then you may be interested in picking up some of these Trinidad Sweet pepper seeds. This is a Habanero type of chili. It is said to be a cross between the Trinidad Scorpion and Habanero peppers. But don’t let the title fool you, while these peppers definitely have a sweet flavor, they also pack some heat. A traditional Habanero has a heat that builds over time, you’ll find that these peppers hit you with the heat immediately. As mentioned, this is a cross with the Trinidad Scorpion pepper (a world record holder for heat) however these peppers are closer on the Scoville scale to that of a Red Habanero. A mature plant can easily reach 48″ tall even in a short growing season. The plants grown from these Trinidad Sweet pepper seeds are incredibly prolific, ours yielded loads of the small pods that often weighed down the branches and required some staking. Pods are 1″ to 1.5″ in length with a shiny skin, similar to that of a Caribbean Red Habanero. The peppers produced by these plants start out growing upright and begin to hang as they start to ripen from green to bright red.
Starting Trinidad Sweet Pepper Seeds
Unless you live in a climate that is warm year-round, starting pepper seeds indoors is recommended. Plant at a depth of 1/4″ in sterile, moist seed starting mix. Place the sown seeds in a warm area, over 75F, for the best germination rate. The use of a humidity dome over the sown seeds will ensure they don’t dry out before germination occurs. Once the seedlings break the surface of the soil be sure to provide a bright source of light to ensure they don’t stretch and become “leggy”. Light coming in a window is rarely sufficient for proper growth. Even a south facing window is usually not enough. Providing light from a fluorescent or LED fixture over the top of your sprouts will ensure proper growth. If you’re new to growing peppers from seed we recommend you take a look at our guide on starting pepper plants indoors.