NEW Hottest on the Planet as of 2/6/12.
The Moruga Trinidad Scorpion is described by one grower as having a fruity/cotton candy type aroma. Don’t let that fool you, this pepper is dangerously hot! Some detect a hint of cinnamon from the fresh pepper pods.
This awesome Chile was tested at NMSU and Paul Bosland, Director of the Chile Pepper Institute overlooked the process. Senior research specialist Danise Coon went through 4 pairs of latex gloves when handling. She says "The Capsaicin kept penetrating the latex and getting on our hands....that has never happened before".
The Moruga is a great value because you can use one or two a week to heat up all of your meals. It also makes delicious Hot Sauces and can be used as a garden pest repellent....or to strip your garage floor.
Scoville Heat Units: 1,550,000 - 2,000,000 SHUs.
Looking for other Moruga varieties? Check out the Chocolate Moruga Pepper and the Yellow Moruga Pepper!