Also called the Trinidad Scorpion Moruga Blend, this pepper matures threw green, orange,and then finishes a very deep red. Unlike other scorpion peppers, it does not generally produce a stinger. Pods are about the size of a golf ball. This was once determined to be the hottest pepper in the world by the Chile Pepper Institute of the New Mexico State University.
Matures 90 – 120 days after transplant
Heat level: 2,000,000+ SHU have been measured
According to the Trinidad and Tobago Guardian, the Trinidad Moruga Scorpion was created by Wahid Ogeer of Trinidad.
Trinidad Moruga Scorpion, Red
The 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.