Hot Pepper (Capsicum sinense 'Trinidad Scorpion') in the Peppers Database

Heredity: Open Pollinated
History: Among the spiciest of peppers
Country of Origin: Trinidad & Tobago

Data specific to Peppers (Edit)
General Type: Other: Sinense.
Pepper Shape: Wrinkled
Other: Ribbed ovoid or lantern shape with pointed stinger-like tail.2
Fruit Length: 2 - 2.5 inches
Fruit Width at Shoulders: 1.5 - 1.75 inches
Fruit Ripening Color Sequence: Green to Orange to Red
Days to First Harvest and Maturity: 120+ color not specified
Scoville Heat Units (approximate SHU): 1,200,000 average, 1,400,000 max.
Heat: Ultra Hot >300K SHU

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 10b +1.7 °C (35 °F) to +4.4 °C (40 °F)
Plant Height: 24 - 36 inches
Plant Spread: 2 - 2.5 feet
Fruit: Showy
Flowers: Inconspicuous
Flower Color: White
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Summer
Late summer or early fall
Underground structures: Taproot
Uses: Medicinal Herb
Suitable as Annual
Edible Parts: Fruit
Propagation: Seeds: Provide darkness
Needs specific temperature
Days to germinate: 7 - 20 days depending on soil temperature
Depth to plant seed: 1/4"
Sow in situ
Start indoors
Can handle transplanting
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Preferred depth: 12" deep and 12" wide (at minimum)

Ripening stages from green to yellow/orange to orange/red and mat

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Posted by DanCarmona (Fort Wayne, Indiana - Zone 5a) on Jan 18, 2012 12:00 PM

Trinidad Scorpion
Capsicum: sinense
Origin: Trinidad
Flower: stellate, small, bell-shaped
Petals: white
Spots: no
Calyx: Almost toothless
Pods: Green > orange > red, 2-3" pods
Seed: yellow-brown
Leaves: large, uneven
Plant height: 18-24"
Maturity: 90-120 days
Habit: bush
Scoville units: 800,000-900,000 Hot!!!!!
Germ. Time: 3 wk. >.3 mo.

The plants are tall, upright and reasonably productive, bearing 2 to 3-in long, pendant pods, which taper to a sharp pointed "stinger." The pods mature from green to orange and finally red approximately 90-120 days after transplanting (similar to some of the other long-season sinense cultivars).

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Posted by Horseshoe (Efland, NC - Zone 7a) on Nov 5, 2012 9:56 PM

Trinidad Scorpion (aka Trinidad Moruga Scorpion) has a Scoville heat rating of 1.2 million, superseding the former highest-heat rating of Bhut Jolokia (at "only" 1 million).

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