Moruga Scorpion Chili Pepper seeds
Moruga scorpion red is a variation of the Trinidad scorpion chili. It is native to Moruga, a part of Trinidad and Tobago. As the Trinidad scorpion chili, Moruga scorpion chili is also bred from Capsicum chinese.
The plant gets about 1 m high and bears oval, light green to dark green leaves. The fruits are roundish and red, yellow variations are also possible. The fruits look a little bit wrinkled and are 4 cm in diameter.
The Moruga Chili was entitled the "Hottest Chili in the world" in 2012 in the Guinness Book of Records. The Moruga scorpion chili kept this title for almost for 2 years. The Moruga Scorpion Chili has 2 million Scoville. That means that the fruit consists of 12,5% pure capsaicin. The sharpness is not sensed at the first bite. It takes some time until one feels it getting hotter and hotter until it burns like hell. In average the fruits have less than 2 Million Scoville.
Beside the sharpness the fruits have also a slightly fruity aroma making it quite special in taste. Due to the high Scoville value one should always wear gloves working with the fruits or seeds. The contact with the eyes should be avoided. It is said that the Moruga scorpion Chili is that hot that it is able to destroy the gloves simply burning through them. But this might be a fairytale. All parts of the Moruga Scorpion Chili should be kept away from kids. The Moruga Scorpion Chili needs very high temperatures and moisture to germinate. At a temperature of 28 to 30°C the first seedlings emerge after 3 weeks.
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