Chilli - Trinidad 7pod yellow (seed)

Chilli - Trinidad 7pod yellow (seed)

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C.Chinense

The Trinidad Yellow 7 Pod, also known as the Yellow 7 Pot, is very sought after and difficult to obtain. This super-hot chilli plant obtained its name because it's thought that one of these chilli pods is enough to add heat to 7 pots of stew. 

This Yellow variety has a lower heat level than the Trinidad 7 Pot and has a nice fruity almost Pineapple like flavour. It produces pods that mature from green to bright Yellow and if left on the plant longer, the pods will turn slightly orange. The pods can reach a huge 14 grams in size which makes it one of the largest capsicum chinense varieties in the Caribbean. 

It has never undergone official heat testing but is thought to measure in at somewhere between 800,000 to 1 million Scoville Heat Units (SHU), slightly milder than the Red 7 Pod. 

Flavour: Sweet fruity and fresh

Heat Wise: Extreme

5 seeds per packet

 

CHILLI GERMINATION ADVICE

Spring is the best time to plant your seeds. 

It is important to keep the seed medium moist during the germination period. Misting with a spray bottle is better to use rather than pouring water over them.  Seed germination time can take between 3 to 5 weeks

When the seedlings have at least two sets of leaves (or more) you can transplant them into larger pots or into the ground where you intend to fully grow them.  If you have 3-4 seedlings in one pot, separate them gently before planting out. Keep them in the shade, out of full sun, for some days after they have been transplanted.

Don’t use fertiliser until your seedlings have grown considerably as it may burn and harm them. Chillies need fertiliser approx. once a month (in pots approx. once a fortnight).  Rooster Booster, a slow releasing fertiliser, or Seasol are great, but you can also use a fertiliser labelled for fruits and vegetables. Be aware that too much fertiliser can burn plant roots.

Watering: Take care that your chillies do not dry out; give them a drink of water every day if the weather is very hot, particularly in very warm dry regions.