Chilli Seeds from Sow Seeds Ltd
Trinidad Moruga Scorpion was the hottest chilli pepper in the world from February 2013 to November 2013. It reached a whopping high of 2,009,231 SHU in tests at The New Mexico Chilli Pepper Institute with an average 1,207,764 SHU. The crown is now held by Carolina Deadly Reaper which has been tested at 2,200,000 SHU with an average of 1,569,300SHU. But even though Trinidad Moruga Scorpion may appear cooler be very very careful because it really is an extremely hot pepper.
Trinidad Moruga Scorpion hales from Trinidad & Tobago and produces lots of red golf-ball sized peppers with pitted, pimply skin and a fruity flavour. This Superhot variety is what is known as a 'builder' at first bite it doesn't seem too bad then the heat just gets hotter & hotter & hotter so the pods need to be treated with extreme caution.
The heat of all chilli peppers can be very variable even those on the same plant as it depends the growing conditions. On testing Trinidad Moruga Scorpion in 2012 it's average was a scorching 1,200,000 SHU, while fruits from an individual plant recorded a mind blowing high of over 2,000,000 SHU.
As with most Superhot varieties seeds can be quite difficult to germinate so patience is needed. It may take up to 40 days or more and care is needed to ensure the seed receives the right amount of water to aid germination. If overwatered the seed will rot before germination occurs and too little water means the seed won't germinate either.
The seeds should be sown in either a heated propagator or a heated greenhouse and kept at a constant high temperature. In order to produce fruit successfully, the seed should be sown early in the season and the plants must be kept at a constant high temperature and watered as required. A little extra help with pollination by hand-pollinating is beneficial. It is not uncommon for the first flowers to drop before setting chillies but others should follow. Not an easy chilli to grow but great for the dedicated chilli enthusiast!
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Trinidad Moruga Scorpion Chilli Seed Information
|Seeds Per Pack:||10|
|Sow Hot Scale:|
|Scoville Rating:||2,009,231 SHU (View the Scoville Scale)|
|When to Sow:||January - April|
|Time to Fruit:||TBC|
|Harvest:||August - October|
When to Sow Trinidad Moruga Scorpion Chilli Seeds
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