Pink Tiger Pepper Review

February 3, 2022 | Article Topics:

After previously growing a couple of pepper crosses that had involved the Pink Tiger, I made a concerted effort this past season to get the original. This variety is actually a cross itself – between a Bhut Jolokia and Pimenta de Neyde. This dark foliaged plant was grown in a 13 gallon pot and eventually grew to roughly three feet tall and about half that in width.

The ripened fruit, themselves, are twisted and lightly wrinkled with peach skin and purple splotching toward the tip. Coloring aside, it looks like a mini Peach Bhut Jolokia. Inside, the pepper has a few seed with thin veins of placenta stretching the length.

Pink Tiger

The Pink Tiger smells much like a Peach Bhut, as well, with light floral notes, grassy hints and distant fruits. It also smells pretty darn hot. The flavor is very perfumey and floral with a light bitterness. I’m not a fan of the flavor, personally.

A scorcher right from the start, this thing hits hard across the tip of the tongue and down the back of the throat. Hiccups start shortly after the first swallow as the Pink Tiger definitely hits the Bhut level of burn. A light sweat forms as we reach the plateau quickly and rests there for a good long while.

Pink Tiger

The Pink Tiger is an attractive looking plant and fruit. I love the way this one looked, but just wasn’t a fan of the flavor profile. The heat level was intense and I thoroughly enjoyed the burn, but the flavor just doesn’t do it for me.