Packet contains 20+ seeds. On March 2011 the Trinidad Scorpion ‘Butch T’ pepper was ranked the hottest pepper in the world by Guinness World Records when a Trinidad Scorpion ‘Butch T’ pod was measured at 1,463,700 Scoville heat units, officially ranking it as the hottest pepper. Three years later the Trinidad Moruga Scorpion beat this record. It is named Butch T because the seeds originally came from Butch Taylor.
Pods are 2” long and 2-1/2” wide with smoother skin than other Trinidad Scorpions. Sometimes it will grow a long scorpion tail. It has fruity and floral like flavor with crazy heat. These super hot peppers are perfect for adding to salsa recipes or to make hot sauce! Plants are 3’ tall. Capsicum chinense (120 days)
Warning: Handling this pepper requires extreme caution. Wear hand, eye and breathing protection.
For an in depth germination process please view my blog post, How to grow the hottest pepper seeds in the world.
In early spring, start seeds indoors 8 weeks prior to warm nightly temperatures. Place the seeds in sterile media and cover 1/4” deep. Provide 85°F bottom heat, bright light and keep moist at all times. Seeds will germinate in 7 – 21 days. Transplant seedlings into pots and grow until there are 6 true leaves on the plant. Plant them directly into rich soil, 30” apart or into large 5 gallon containers. Harvest chiles when they are red.