The Trinidad Perfume chili pepper is a mild version of the hot habanero, but with almost no heat, known for it's perfume-like scent.
Scoville Heat Units: 0-500 SHU
The Trinidad Perfume chili pepper is a mild chili pepper with very little to no heat. It is a habanero type and produces pods similar to a typical orange habanero pepper, about 1 to 1.5 inches in length and 1.25 inches wide.
The mature from green to a bright yellow color. When cooked, they give off a perfume-like scent, hence the name.
Trinidad Perfume Pepper Flavor Profile
The Trinidad Perfume pepper has a mild citrus-like taste, similar to a typical hot habanero, but with smoky undertones and without the heat. It is slightly sweet with a hint of spice, making it perfect for adding flavor to dishes without any heat.
The flavor also has hints of pineapple, papaya, and melon, making it a great ingredient for sweet and savory dishes alike
Of all the chilli seeds I'm attempting to grow, this is one I'm particularly keen for success with. Perhaps because I live in an area with a strong Afro-Caribbean culture, perhaps because I'm not the sort who likes likes a scotch bonnet on my cornflakes...
I should say I live in the NW of England for growing conditions which have been exceptionally hot & dry this year in my South facing garden.
I put a seed in each small pot of GP compost, moistened the soil by standing in lukewarm water for an hour & then, IMPORTANTLY! let the moisture drain for at least two hours. Importantly because the next step is to cover the pots in clear plastic on a warm, sunny windowsill which, if the soil is too damp, is the perfect environment for mould leading to 'Damping off,' of the seedlings.
First observation is that a little patience is needed, these were by far the slowest of a range of seeds to germinate.
That's my progress so far... My next step is putting some of the seedlings outdoors in late Summer England to see how tough they are & keeping some protected on a sunny, South-facing shelf.
I'd really appreciate any helpful knowledge if anyone has grown these before?
Michael Hultquist - Chili Pepper Madness says
Darren, good luck with growing these. They really are great peppers with a very nice flavor. Try my "A Guide to Growing Chili Peppers" page for some information that might help, or the general Growing Chili Peppers area. Let me know how the peppers turn out.