Your cart is currently empty
Product image slideshow Items
1,550,000 – 2,009,000 Scoville Heat Units - we can't even compute what that would mean to your mouth, tongue, and stomach.
Available in storeClose
Yes, we sell "the second hottest pepper" on record, but we must admit, few, if any of our staff has been inclined to grow 'Trinidad Scorpion' peppers. Originating from Trinidad, this pepper thrives in hot weather - 80 degrees or so is great - so it may be a challenge for any of the fruits to reach maximum ripeness here in the Pacific NW. That may be a good thing, as the more mature the fruit, the hotter it becomes. Sources say 'Trinidad Scorpion' does have an initial sweetness when eaten, but that is rapidly overcome by the heat. A single plant will produce more than enough peppers for most individuals, and they can be used fresh or dried.
We cannot stress enough the need for caution when handling peppers at any stage. Wear gloves and avoid touching your face or other sensitive parts of the body until after you have thoroughly washed your hands. Keep pets and children away from the peppers as well.
|Common Name||Trinidad Scorpion Pepper|
|Culinary Uses||Not for the faint-hearted. Mexican, Caribbean dishes, often used dried, can be used fresh. Use extreme caution when handling!|
|Harvest Time||Typically over 100 days for fully ripe (red) fruits|
|Mature Size||2" - 3" long, 1/2" - 1" wide|
|Cold Hardiness||Frost sensitive perennial grown as an annual|
|Light||Full sun to partial sun|
|Photos||Real images, not stock photos|