If you like spicy food, you may want to try the Trinidad scorpion pepper. Starting today, the Farm Store will have on sale a limited number of the plants for $5.99 each.
The plants grow peppers that are twice as hot as the ghost peppers that are sold at the store. They are so hot that the Farm Store will post a disclaimer warning shoppers about the peppers’ potency.
“They are not recommended for raw consumption or drying,” says Monica Salembier, the plant sciences department’s nursery manager. “They are safest in a sauce. They have amazing flavor if they’re diluted enough.”
The plants were grown on campus from seeds purchased from a breeder, she says. The nursery is always juggling the variety of peppers and tomatoes it grows, Salembier says.
Purchases are limited to one per household. The Farm Store is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily at 4102 S. University Drive.