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Tobago Seasoning Pepper Seeds

Tobago Seasoning Pepper Seeds

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Wanting to fool people that you’re growing the hottest habaneros? Prank your friends and family by growing the Tobago Seasoning pepper seeds!

The Tobago pepper is traditionally used in Caribbean cooking as it has a habanero fruity flavor, but without the added heat. With a heat level of 500 SHUs, this is milder than the Jalapeno! The peppers will grow to 2 inches long and will develop blocky, wrinkled, lantern shapes. You will not be disappointed with their flavor as it is a sweet, almost smoky pepper that tastes of fruity tropical. And don’t get us started on their aroma because it is one of the best amazing smells we have smelled in our lives when cooking them! The Tobago Seasoning pepper plant will grow to 3 feet tall, and the pods will ripen from green, orange, to finally a striking red color.  Although these peppers are traditionally used as a jerk sauce in the Caribbean, you can make and cook many things with these pods such as sauces, fresh salsa, soups, stews, salads, and seasoning.

Fun Fact: This is also known as the Trinidad Seasoning pepper, but the Trinidad Pimento pepper is also called that as well. They are very different in flavor, and the Trinidad Pimento is longer and elongated.

Species: Capsicum Chinense  

Heat Level: 500 SHUs

Type: Mild

Origin: Trinidad and Tobago

Days to Harvest: 90+ Days

# of Seeds per Packet: 10+ Pepper Seeds

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Customer Reviews

Based on 5 reviews
Brian Hall
Tough to grow

I ordered a pack in Oct 2021, out of the entire pack, I only got two small germinated sprouts, which then died after about a week. Got a replacement seed pack in Feb 2022, tried germinating more, and none ever germinated. This despite a dozen or so other seeds germinating and new plants growing healthily alongside the empty Tobago pot that were planted at the same time. Seeds were planted in a very controlled temperature, humidity and closely monitored environment. I followed all of the guidance that PJ customer support provided (again, I have no problem growing pepper plants from seeds--I'm successfully doing it with other seeds from PJ's). I'm not sure why these seeds struggled to germinate and survive. I'll stick with other varieties for now--maybe I'll try again next year.

Keith Martin
Key to great West Indian cooking.

All the flavor without the heat needed for real Caribbean dishes.

Vincent S
Very low germination rate

Using a heat mat- as I do with all my pepper seeds- I was only able to get two of the tobago seeds to germinate out of about thirty that I tried. Glad I was able to get any started as this is one of my favorite peppers, but I obviously would've liked to have had more success germinating them. Normally I'd gift a few seedlings and grow many more plants myself.

Ingrid Hancock

So far no luck with germination. Not all seeds were planted. Will try again

Hello, hot peppers can be tricky to grow. Here is the process we follow and see 95% success rate across the board. They are very particular to soil temp requiring 80-85*. I hope this helps! Please give our customer service team a call at 888-660-2276 for additional questions.

Jeromy Biazzo
All Failed

Every single seed failed. Expensive for such poor seed.

Hello, hot peppers can be tricky to germinate. Here is the process we follow and see 95% success rate across the board. They are very particular to soil temp requiring 80-85* and can take up to 6 weeks to germinate. I hope this helps! Let us know what other questions you may have!