The Trinidad Moruga Scorpion was crowned World's Hottest Pepper in February of 2012 and was tested at over 2 million Scoville units of heat. In Nov 2013, the Moruga Scorpion was beaten out in heat by the Carolina Reaper chile pepper.
Moruga Scorpion originated on the island of Trinidad, and Tobago and named after the district of Moruga on the Southern coast of Trinidad in Victoria County. The Scorpion moruga chile pepper was tested by The New Mexico Chile Institute and achieved a Scoville rating of 2,009,231 surpassing the then World's Hottest Pepper, Trinidad Scorpion Butch T pepper grown by Butch Taylor.
The Scorpion pepper characteristics have pods that are slightly larger than a golf ball and have a bumpy skin. The Moruga Scorpion does not have a tail that is usually associated with most Scorpion peppers. Butch T Scorpion pepper has the distinct point stinger. It's flavor can be best described as fruity and floral and has a sudden, and progressively building, intense, and long lasting heat. Scorpion chile pepper is not a chile pepper for the faint of heart.
They have no additives, preservatives and are processed in a "sanitary" environment.
Our scorpion peppers are grown in Ecuador. They are picked at the peak of ripeness and dried. The dried scorpion peppers are whole scorpion peppers and may have stems.
Approximately 24+ dried pods in 1 ounce.