BLACK SCORPION TONGUE Chili Pepper seeds- Capsicum Annuum A very rare
BLACK SCORPION TONGUE , chili variety - Organically grown !!
Species: Annuum | Origin: Unknown | Heat: Medium
The Black Scorpion Tongue plant is very beautiful it grows to around 4ft in size and has very nice dark leaves
The Pods go from a pale green to lilac to pale green and when fully ripe turn to a bright red
Scorpion plants have pretty lilac flowers.
Black Scorpion Tongue pods have a shape a little like a bell pepper. The smell is very fresh and very much like the bell pepper. The taste of black scorpion tongue is really good, fresh and sweet.
It no bitter taste at all. The heat of the pods can be regarded as medium to hot. The burn is warm and fills the whole mouth with gentle touch, not too stingy at all.
This is perfect used fresh in salads, on bread and chopped in to food.
Peppers can be grown all year long in containers. It is suitable for apartment dwellers and gardeners who live in cool regions where the number of growing days are limited. Many pepper enthusiast grow peppers in pots so they can have fresh peppers all year long. Itâs best to use 5 gallon containers so the roots do not get too over-crowded!
Start seeds in small containers from 8-10 weeks prior to the last frost date. Plant seeds approximately 1/4-1/2" deep in moist, well drained potting soil. Most standard soil mixes are suitable for pepper seeds. Soil temperature must be kept at 75-90F for proper germination. Cool soil, particularly at night can inhibit or significantly delay germination. To keep soil temperature warm, start seeds indoors, in a greenhouse and/or use a seed starting heat mat. Keep soil moderately moist, though not overly, dripping wet. Water soil when the soil surface just begins to dry. Allow proper air circulation for containers.
Optionally, seeds can be dipped in a dilute hydrogen peroxide mix (1 tsp hydrogen peroxide per cup water) for one minute to disinfect seeds prior to planting. If your soil or seed setup is susceptible to mold growth this can be useful to kill mold spores.
Once seedlings have sprouted, keep in small containers until a few sets of leaves have developed. Transplant to larger containers or outdoors. If transplanting outdoors, make sure to harden off seedlings by exposing them to only filtered sunlight for up to 1-2 weeks. Thin plants to 3-4 ft and rows to 6-10 ft.
Estimated germination time under optimal conditions: 2-10 weeks