Pepper Seeds - Hot - Moruga Trinidad Scorpion Red
- 15 Seeds per Packet
- Maturity: 90-120 Days from Planting/Transplanting
- Reddish-Orange, Wrinkled Appearance
- Pods: Approximately 2-1/2" long and 2-1/2" wide
- Blazing Heat at 2,009,231 Scoville Units!
- Fruit-Like Flavor Profile
- A Challenge for Heat Enthusiasts
- One of the World's Spiciest Peppers
History: The Capsicum chinense pepper has roots tracing back to Central and South America. With time, its cultivation and consumption spread worldwide, particularly in regions where spicy foods are revered. With its almost surreal Scoville rating of 2,009,231, this pepper stands tall as one of the world's spiciest contenders, a testament to nature's ability to ignite flames on our palate!
Uses: Beyond its fame for intense heat, the Capsicum chinense pepper boasts a surprisingly fruit-like flavor, making it a unique addition to sauces, salsas, and more adventurous culinary endeavors. But caution is of the essence – even a small slice can impart a fiery kick. When used judiciously, this pepper can provide depth, heat, and a tropical twist to dishes.
Growing Habits & Planting Instructions: For those brave enough to cultivate this fiery gem, begin by planting the seeds in a warm, sunny location, ensuring they're about 1/4 inch deep in well-draining soil. A spacing of 18-24 inches between plants will allow for healthy growth. The Capsicum chinense thrives in warm climates, so be sure to guard against frost and sudden temperature drops. Regular watering and patience will lead to the development of those characteristic reddish-orange pods, ready to challenge even the most seasoned spice enthusiasts.