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Moruga Trinidad Scorpion Pepper Seeds

Moruga Trinidad Scorpion Pepper Seeds

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Once a previous world record holder as the hottest pepper in the world, the Moruga Trinidad Scorpion chili was developed at the New Mexico State University Chili Pepper Institute and is dangerously hot! This pepper held the prestigious honor in 2012, but was quickly stripped of its title by the current world's hottest pepper, the Carolina Reaper. Nevertheless, this pepper hasn't faltered in terms of heat and flavor!

The Moruga Trinidad Scorpion pepper plants grow to 3 ft. tall and produce many of these 2" long firecracker chiles! Shaped like little bulbs, these peppers have shiny skin, but a bumpy texture to them. The pods ripen from green to deep red when it reaches maturity - a.k.a, when it's the hottest!

The Moruga Trinidad Scorpion chili is described by one grower as having a fruity/cotton candy-type aroma, with some detecting a hint of cinnamon from the fresh pepper pods. We urge you not to eat these peppers raw - while being tested, a senior research specialist went through four pairs of latex gloves when handling it, saying "the capsaicin kept penetrating the latex and getting on our hands...this has never happened before." Yikes. 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.

Check out our Moruga Pepper Seeds and other Super Hot Pepper Seeds to really crank the heat up in your garden!


  • Heat Level:
  • Plant Size: 3 ft.
  • Pod Size: 2 in.
  • Days to Harvest: 110 - 120+ days
  • Origin: Trinidad & Tobago
  • Species: Chinense
  • SHU: 1,550,000-2,000,000

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Moruga Trinidad Scorpion Pepper Seeds

Getting Started

So, you've received your seeds and are wondering what's next? At Pepper Joe's, we're committed to equipping you with everything you need to succeed in germinating the pepper seeds you've chosen. Our mission is to introduce you to a diverse array of pepper varieties, setting the stage for an exciting and rewarding gardening experience. Let's dive into the essentials together.

  • What You'll Need

    Soil and Tray Method

    Seed Starting Supplies 
  • Plant your Seeds

    1. Pre-saturate your seed starting soil mix. Ensure the seed starting mix is fully saturated prior to planting your seed.
    2. Make a ¼-inch hole in the center of each seed starting cell. A #2 pencil eraser is a great tool for making these holes.
    3. Place your seed and cover gently with soil.
      You can plant up to 4 seeds per cell to help ensure successful germination.
  • 4. Place your heat mat under  your base tray and your humidity dome on top. For best results, set your temperature controller between 75 - 80 degrees.

    5. Place your plant light above the seed starting tray and turn on. Refer to the plant light manufacturers instructions for the optimal distance. Plant light should remain on for 14 to 16 hours per day.

    6. Enjoy watching them grow! See our full instruction page below for more information.

    Starting Peppers from Seed