Apocalypse Scorpion Chocolate
Apocalypse Scorpion Chocolate is supposed to be a really hot chili pepper. This year I have grown one plant of this variety. It is a Capsicum Chinense and the peppers that have ripen, on my plant, get a beautiful brown color (see photo of the chili with its nice brown color). In this post, you will find some information of C. Chinense and Apocalypse Scorpion Chocolate. On top of that you will find images of the beautiful Apocalypse Scorpion Chocolate peppers.
Actually, I never planned growing this chili pepper but I got 5 seeds of Apocalypse Scorpion Chocolate free in my order the last spring. Therefore, I thought that I would give it a try to germinate one seed (for all my seeds this year I put them in between some wet organic kitchen paper and put in zip lock bags). Oh well, enough about that! In the next paragraph I will provide some brief information on the species and the variety.
Capsicum Chinense & Apocalypse Scorpion
Chinense chilies are typically very hot (the world’s hottest pepper, Bhut Jolokia aka “Ghost Pepper”, is of this variety) and have a fruity taste. Some of the Chinense varieties can be placed in the shadow (e.g., habanero). They do grow very slow and prefer high humidity.
As for now, I can’t find any information about the Scoville of Apocalypse Scorpion Chocolate. It is supposed to be insanely hot, however. Chinense varieties can have a Scoville ranging from 100,000 to 1,000,000 SHU, so Apocalypse scorpion is should be really, really hot. As many Capsicum Chinense chilies, this one took it’s time to grow.
Apocalypse Scorpion Chocolate was not that hard to grow. As with most of my plants my strategy was to remove flowers early. This was done to let the plant grow as big and bushy as possible so that it would produce as many fruits as possible. When I did let it flower most of the flowers dropped but then the flowers started to become fruits!
I now have 10 pods, of which many are ripen already, in different sizes. As I previously mentioned, the time for the pods to grow is very long (slow-growing one). I am not sure what to do with the Apocalypse Scorpion Chocolate peppers. I think I may ferment them and make a hot sauce (may post a recipe, if I do). The taste is supposed to be nice of Chinense Capsicum peppers. I have never actually tasted, however.
Was growing Apocalypse Scorpion Chocolate worth it?
To summarize, Apocalypse Scorpion Chocolate was quite easy to grow and produce beautiful brownish pods with a scorpion stinger (and will probably be super hot and thus “stingy”). The first set of flowers dropped and, among all my plants, this chili plant dropped the most leaves. I will take the seeds out of some of the pods and definitely grow more apocalypse scorpion next season (with a better LED grow light and probably in my new grow tent).
If you have any suggestions what to do with these nasty looking chili fruits, let me know. If you wanna have a taste, let me know!