This strain of the Trinidad Moruga Scorpion transitions from a light to a dark green and finishes green with the slightest hint of orange here and there. Before cutting it open, it has a scent similiar to freshly mowed grass. Once opened, the super hot smell takes over.
Green Trinidad Moruga Scorpion
The Green Trinidad Moruga Scorpion 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.