Cultivation: Medium difficulty
Seed Saving: day temperature 25º - night temperature 20º - 22º
Purple Scorpion Chili Pepper (Capsicum chinese)
Purple Scorpion (Capsicum chinense): this is a hybrid created by Jeanie Y by crossing the Trinidad Scorpion Butch Taylar and the Purple Bhut Jolokia. The plant is vigorous, the leaves are brown and display veins. The fruits vary between dark purple and black when growing, to end up a bright red with black stripes when fully ripe. This is one of the most beautiful varieties because of the colour contrast, it is also quite stable and the berries remain homogenous. It is quite spicy, about 1.000.000 SHU; the taste is not particularly fruity, rather flat, a feature probably inherited from the Butch Taylor.
Important: as for many of the chinense species, we cannot speak about ancient seeds, as they are recently selected varieties. However, we keep them in our catalogue because they often ring people closer to cultivation.