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Apocalypse Scorpion Pepper

  • The Apocalypse Scorpion Pepper is a very hot chili pepper that is considered to be one of the hottest in the world. It is a variety of Capsicum chinense, which is the same species that includes other popular hot peppers like the habanero and the scotch bonnet.


    The Apocalypse Scorpion Pepper is a small, red pepper that is roughly the size of a golf ball. It has a wrinkled and bumpy skin with a slight shine, and it is known for its intense heat and fruity flavor. The heat level of the Apocalypse Scorpion Pepper is similar to that of the Carolina Reaper, which is currently considered to be the world's hottest chili pepper.


    This pepper is not for the faint of heart, and it should be used sparingly in cooking or as a condiment. It can be used to add heat and flavor to dishes like chili, salsa, and hot sauces. It's important to handle the peppers with care, wearing gloves when cutting or handling them to avoid skin irritation.


    Days to Maturity: 120 Days

    Seeds per pack: 20

    • Start the seeds: Start the seeds indoors about 8-10 weeks before the last expected frost. Use a seed-starting mix and plant the seeds 1/4 inch deep. Keep the soil moist and warm (around 80°F) until the seeds germinate, which can take up to 2 weeks.

    • Transplant the seedlings: Once the seedlings have developed their second set of leaves, they can be transplanted into larger containers or outside into a sunny location with well-draining soil. Space the plants about 2-3 feet apart.

    • Provide the right conditions: Apocalypse Scorpion Peppers need warm temperatures (around 75-85°F) and plenty of sunlight to grow. Ensure they receive at least 6 hours of direct sunlight each day.

    • Water and fertilize: Keep the soil moist but not waterlogged. Provide 1-2 inches of water per week. Fertilize the plants every 2-3 weeks with a balanced fertilizer, following the manufacturer's instructions.

    • Support the plants: Apocalypse Scorpion Pepper plants can grow up to 4 feet tall and may need support to prevent them from bending or breaking due to the weight of the peppers. Use stakes or cages to support the plants.

    • Watch for pests and diseases: Monitor the plants for pests and diseases, such as aphids or fungal infections. Treat any issues promptly with insecticides or fungicides, following the manufacturer's instructions.

    • Harvest the peppers: Apocalypse Scorpion Peppers are ready to harvest when they turn from green to bright red and reach their full size. Cut the peppers from the plant using a sharp knife or scissors, leaving a small stem attached. Wear gloves and avoid touching your face when handling the peppers.

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