The Trinidad Moruga Scorpion was crowned World's Hottest Pepper in February of 2012 and can be over 2 million Scoville units of heat. It has now been surpassed by the Carolina Reaper chile pepper.
The Moruga Scorpion pepper originates from the island of Trinidad, and Tobago and named after the district of Moruga on the Southern coast of Trinidad in Victoria County. Trinidad Moruga Scorpion was tested by The New Mexico Chile Institute and formally announced in February 2012 as achieving a Scoville rating of 2,009,231 surpassing the then World's Hottest Pepper, Trinidad Scorpion Butch T grown by Butch Taylor.
The Moruga Scorpion pepper characteristics include pods slightly larger than a golf ball with a pronounced bumpy skin, and the absence of the tail usually associated with most Scorpion peppers. It's flavor can be best described as fruity and floral with a sudden, and progressively building, intense, and long lasting heat. It is not a chile pepper for the faint of heart.
At AlamoPeppers.com, we offer several varieties of this very popular Superhot pepper. They include the very rare Chocolate Moruga Scorpion and the Yellow Moruga Scorpion.
They have no additives, preservatives and are processed in a "sanitary" environment. These are 100% all natural, and non-irradiated. They have also been tested, and are free of sudan dyes and aflatoxins.
24+ dried pods in 1 ounce.
|Level of Heat||> 2 million SHU (Super Hot)|
|Scoville Heat Units||up to 2,009,231|
|Flavor||It's flavor can be best described as fruity and floral with a sudden, and progressively building, intense, and long lasting heat.|
|Botanical Description||Capsicum Chinense|
|Country of Origin||Trinidad|
|Grown In||United States|