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Originating from Trinidad this scorpion is the pure strain, it was tested at over 1,460,000 SHU, making it hotter than the Bhut Jolokia. Trinidad Scorpion Butch T strain is rare, we currently only have a small quantity available.
On receiving your plant, unpack, water, and keep warm. Ideally grow in a greenhouse or conservatory if you have one, or a sunny windowsill. We grow most of our plants in growbags or Greenhouse Sensation's Quadgrows in our greenhouse, which we think are fantastic for preventing overwatering. Otherwise pot on into 9 to 12 inch pots depending on the variety. You can use smaller pots for compact ornamental varieties. As the summer sun intensifies, you may need to provide some shade, for example, lining your greenhouse or painting with greenhouse paint.
Try to keep the plants below 36°C, don't feed them a lot of nitrogen and don't let them dry out. That should help prevent blossom-drop and pod-drop. Larger varieties may need support with a cane. Ornamental varieties can be moved to a bright position in the house or to a patio once they are well established. If your flowers are dropping off there could be a number of causes. If they are outside it is probably cold windy weather. If they are indoors it could be lack of humidity, in which case give them a mist spray. Lack of feed will also cause flowers to drop, use Chilli Focus or a tomato feed.
Different varieties are picked at different stages of their development. Fruits that start yellow or green generally ripen to red, though green chillies will sometimes ripen to orange or yellow, it all depends on the variety. Usually, and regardless of the colour, once they have filled out and become firm crisp and glossy they can be picked. Experiment by picking one to see if it has all it's heat and flavour. The sooner you pick the more the plant will produce so even if you don't need them at the time you should pick them and keep them in the freezer until you do.
Most chilli plants can be treated as perennial house plants, but will need some pruning in the winter. Some varieties are better suited than others, smaller hot varieties like Serrano and Twilight, and Prairie Fire do better than the bigger fleshy plants such as Poblano and Anaheim.
We send our plants via Royal Mail First Post in strong, purpose made, recycled, recyclable plastic packets. We deliver from mid Spring (around April 23rd).
Posted by Mr R Foster on 15th May 2013
Recieved plants shortly after dispatch. Our postman decided to ram them through our letterbox, which broke one of the plant's stems. I emailed Potter's Plants about this and they were superb. Very quick reply, very understanding. Would highly recommend this company to anyone who wants to buy some chili plants.
Also a personal thanks to Rich for being very helpful : )
Posted by Paul Mountford on 1st May 2013
My plants arrived safe and sound . Well packaged with no damage to my order . Will definitely use Potters plants again .
Posted by terry hill on 29th Apr 2013
very easy web site ordering. Delivery in perfect condition and when I was expecting it. Plug plants very healthy. Just need the fruit now.
Posted by Jamie Richards on 24th Apr 2013
So, after dispatch it arrived the next day. Upon receiving this product i noticed it was in very nice strong & protective packaging. After opening it i was a little uspet, some of the leaves had dropped off possibly during transportation. Other than this it was brilliant & i will definitely be buying again thank Potters Plants!!
Posted by John Braund on 15th May 2012
Well packaged arrived very quickly looking healthy with five leaves. Would get again next year.
Posted by Dean devonald on 26th Apr 2012
What a excellent services ordered for a bday present which was on a Friday. Had my plants sent out specially on a Thursday as were needed on the Friday. Plants arrived healthy packaged a1 def going to reorder with potters plants 100% faultless service thank you