Pepper Seeds: Trinidad Moruga Scorpion - Red
Native to the village of Moruga in Trinidad. One of the hottest peppers in the world! Most people characterize them tasting fruity and sweet but that is quickly overwhelmed by its searing heat.
These plants were by far the most productive for their size in our garden. The plants stayed about 2 ft tall and were LOADED with peppers. After being dried we had several gallon bags full dehydrated peppers. The fruits had beautiful wrinkling and were more of a pink-red than a bright red like other hot varieties. Most pods were dripping with oil after being cut open.
In February of 2012, New Mexico State University's Chile Pepper Institute identified the Trinidad Moruga Scorpion as the hottest chili in the world, with a mean heat of more than 1.2 million Scoville heat units and individual plants with a heat rating of more than 2 million SHUs. The current world record holder is the Carolina reaper with 1.64 million SHU.
Stabilized and refined by Wahid Ogeer in Washington.
For more mild peppers water liberally and for hotter peppers stress the plants by only watering after they wilt slightly
SCOVILLE HU- 1.2 million - 2 million
CULINARY USE- Powder / Sauce
FLAVOR PROFILE- Fruity / Sweet
OIL SATURATION- Very high
FRUIT COLOR- Pink-red
FRUIT SIZE- Medium
LEAF TYPE- Regular
SPECIES- Capsicum chinense
MATURITY- 90 - 120 days
Approximate seed count- 10 seeds
Hot peppers take longer and have a lower germination rate than other peppers. Heat does speed sprouting, but it can still take up to 30 days. We have found that soaking the seeds in hydrogen peroxide for a few hours prior to plants can help with germination rates.
Please note that these peppers are extremely hot and should be handled with care. We highly recommend that you wear gloves when touching the seeds or fruit.
Approximately 10 seeds
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Delivery is typically 3-5 days (barring USPS delays).
All Seeds are packaged individually in labeled resealable bags.