Pepper extreme hot (Capsicum chinense)
Trinidad Moruga Scorpion
Original landrace from Trinidad & Tobago with 1 to 1.5 million SHU heat level and former Guinness World Record holder for the hottest chili pepper. The deep red wrinkled round fruits mostly with a small tail, mature from green to bright red having a fruity flavour, once you get over the extreme heat!
English common name: Chili Pepper
Scoville units / heat level: 1 to 1.5 million
Average fruit size: 5 x 3cm (length x width)
Average fruits per plant: 40
Plant type: indeterminate (needs support)
Production: greenhouse and outdoors in pots
Culinary use: Use very sparingly in curry dishes
Note: handle fruits with care, wear gloves, mask and goggles before handling the fruits, then wash hands thoroughly after handling the fruits, due to the extreme heat level.