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How do you grow Trinidad Moruga Scorpion peppers indoors?

Last Updated: 24th April, 2021

Be sure to check the plant regularly and keep the soil moist (but not flooded). 2. Keep the plant inside, because the minimum growing temperature is 60 degrees Fahrenheit. The Trinidad Moruga Scorpion grows best at temperatures between 70 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit.

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Subsequently, one may also ask, how do you take care of a scorpion pepper plant?

Begin harvesting between late spring and early summer. These plants grow in mildly warm temperatures and super-hot areas (USDA hardiness zones 5 through 11). The best temperature for growing a Trinidad scorpion pepper plant is between 75 and 85 degrees Fahrenheit. A single plant may produce hundreds of chili pods.

Subsequently, question is, how do you dry Trinidad Scorpion peppers? Use a dehydrator, mesh or wire racks, hang them, oven dry or just lay the peppers on the counter in very arid climates. You can cut the flesh into 1-inch pieces and it will dry more quickly, then crush or grind the dried flesh.

Likewise, what do you do with Trinidad Scorpion peppers?

You can add a Trinidad Scorpion to pretty much any recipe that calls that for hot peppers. Chili, salsa, guacamole, and barbeque sauce are some classic hot pepper dishes that are exceptionally good with Trinidad Scorpions. These peppers make great hot sauces and spice rubs.

How long does it take to grow Scorpion peppers?

The Trinidad Moruga Scorpion pepper plant requires at least six hours of direct sunlight per day (more is ideal – up to 12 hours of sunlight per day). 4. The plant will reach maturity and begin producing fruit in approximately two to three months.

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