The red Trinidad Scorpion Pepper matures from green, threw orange,and finishes a bright fiery red. Pods often reach two to three inches in length and form a thick stinger at at the bottom. This is one of the fist Super Hot Peppers to join the current craze.
Matures 90 – 120 days after transplant
Heat level: Approx 1,200,000 SHU
Trinidad Scorpion Pepper, Red
The red Trinidad 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.