The Trinidad Perfume is an amazing sweet pepper. Despite its appearance closely resembling some of the hottest peppers in the world, the Trinidad Perfume often has little if any heat to it. Instead, it has a distinct flavor that blends the well known sweet pepper flavor with a hint of citrus. It does carry recessive genes for habanero heat that will occasionally show themselves, but generally it is a sweet pepper.
Trinidad Perfume Pepper
The Trinidad Perfume Pepper hales from Trinidad, the largest land mass in the South American island nation Trinidad and Tobago. Although a member of the ‘Capsicum chinense’ family, all Capsicum varieties originated in the Americas. The name ‘chinense’ was used in this classification erroneously by botanist Nikolaus Joseph Freiherr von Jacquin due to its use in Chinese cuisine. However, the European spice trade was responsible for discovering the capsicum variety in the Americas and spreading them to distant lands.