Trinidad Scorpion (s)

fruit of chilli pepper: Trinidad Scorpion
flower of chilli pepper: Trinidad Scorpion
plant of chilli pepper: Trinidad Scorpion
leaf of chilli pepper: Trinidad Scorpion
speciesCapsicum chinense
varietyTrinidad Scorpion
heat [SHU]1,000,000 - 1,500,000
average length x diameter [mm]40 x 35
average fruit weight [g]5
average plant height x diameter [cm]90 x 45
max. leaf length x width [mm]210 x 105
originCaribbean, Trinidad and Tobago


  • turban-like shape with a pointed outgrowth resembling the tail of a scorpion
  • the fruit ripens from green to light red colour
  • medium meaty, wrinkled and glossy pulp
  • CAUTION: extremely hot!


  • may grow taller than 1 meter
  • medium size, ovoid and pronouncedly veined leaves
  • white flowers


  • maintaining a stable temperature above 25°C, these seeds také 2-4 weeks to germinate
  • best sown as early as possible due to longer vegetation period, seedlings need additional lighting
  • plants prosper at higher temperatures up to 30°C
  • glass or plastic green-house is ideal, but the plants will bear crops even when cultivated on a patch


  • extremely hot sauce
  • crushed or ground fruits make for a very hot spice
  • adds unique aroma into mixes


  • 2012-2013: Candidate for Guiness world record holder for the hottest chilli

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