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Moruga Trinidad Scorpion Pepper Seeds

Moruga Trinidad Scorpion Pepper Seeds

61 total reviews

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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.

  • Species: Capsicum Chinense
  • Heat Level: 1,550,000–2,000,000 SHUs
  • Type: Super Hot
  • Flavor: Fruity, Sweet
  • Origin: Trinidad & Tobago
  • Pod Size: 2"
  • Plant Height: 3 ft.
  • Days to Harvest: 150+ Days

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"
  • Origin: Trinidad & Tobago
  • Species: Chinense
  • SHU: 1,550,000-2,000,000

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Customer Reviews

Based on 61 reviews
Joseph Fitzpatrick jr
Very nice! Good Heat

I grow my peppers and make my own “Hot Sauces “ been making them for 30+ years! I have had a huge success both with seeds & seedlings from Pepper Joes the thanks goes to them!

Terri Trew

I am a first time customer of Pepper Joe's buying live plants. I am shocked and pleased by the amount of care taken when they packaged these plants. If PJ'S was a larger scale nursery I'd buy everything from them. The plants were well hydrated, tucked safely and comfortably in their own box. They are healthy, a nice size and ready to transplant. Great job PJ's!!

Growing Well

Plants are growing quite well. No fruit as of yet. Seeds arrived quickly and a gift of Thai seeds were included. Great customer service.