Are you ready to grow some seriously hot peppers? How about a batch of Trinidad Moruga Scorpion peppers? In 2012, the Guinness book of World Records officially named the Trinidad Moruga Scorpion Pepper as the world’s hottest pepper!

Exactly how hot is the Trinidad Moruga Scorpion pepper? To put the pepper’s extreme hotness into perspective, its rating on the Scoville Heat Scale can be compared with other common peppers. A Jalapeno pepper, which many of us have sampled, rates between 3,500-8,000 Scoville heat units. Habanero chilies, which are significantly hotter than Jalapenos, have a ranking between 100,000-350,000 Scoville heat units. The Trinidad Moruga Scorpion pepper, however, has a Scoville heat ranking of between 1,500,000-2,000,000 plus units! 2,000,000 Scoville units is the equivalent of military-grade pepper spray! Damn that’s one hot pepper!

This is a fun and exciting project that practically anyone can do! It's as simple as planting, watering, and harvesting! Additionally, this is an inexpensive project to undertake. The required seeds are available online for approximately $5 and the remaining equipment can be easily obtained from local stores.

The following steps will guide you in an intuitive fashion through the four phases of this project: germinating the seeds, planting the seeds, plant growth, and harvesting.

WARNING!!! I am not kidding when I say that these peppers and their seeds are hot! It is ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY TO WEAR LATEX GLOVES WHEN HANDELING THE SEEDS OR THE PEPPERS. If your skin comes into contact with any part of the plant or its fruit, WASH AREA EXCESSIVELY WITH SOAP!

Step 1: Supplies Needed

1. Small (approximately 12Oz) Styrofoam cup.
2. Potting soil.
3. Paper towel.
4. Plastic container.
5. Trinidad Moruga Scorpion pepper seeds.
6. Latex gloves
<p>lol i have this pepper i have many </p><p>they are brutally great</p>
That is a lie!!!! I eat them daily! The violent burn last about 20 min.
<p>There is much more to it especially if you live north of the M//D line. Germinating in paper towels while excellent for some plants it is NOT the BEST medium for the TSP's. This is not a plant for first time gardeners to grow from seeds unless you put in some hard work. Temperature of the germinating seeds is of the utmost importance and they are very picky about EVERYTHING. 7 days is very early for a TSP to germ under ideal conditions nevermind a window sill. How do I know? I'm in the process of growing some indoor TSP's this winter. MericleGrow Organic Choice mixed 40/60 with sterilized play sand has FINALLY resulted in the germination of 3 seeds. Using the soil alone I have yet to germinate ANY but I hold hope because they can take up to 100 days to germ. Or so I have read. Look at where the plant thrives in the wild and try to recreate the environment... I will update with pics after I get singed up here...</p>
<p>I planted my peppers from seed in February. Transplanted them to the garden. I have 5 nice full plants about 2 1/2 feet tall. It has been blooming for almost 2 months but I am yet to have any fruit. Summers here at high 90's, they have been kept moist and are very healthy. What am I doing wrong and how can I fix it?</p>
You aren't doing anything wrong. Harvest is late it the year, starting in August or later. It all has to do with the hours of the sun.dont worry your plants will flower by September or October for sure! Harvest is usually October. That's when all your fruits should finish. It's a pepper though, cut off your fruits, new ones will come back. This happens until the sun light changes. Then no more fruits til next year. Enjoy!
<p>I have not grown the TS, but have cultivated the hybrid of the Caribbean Red Habanero and, the Ghost Pepper, also called the Naga Viper. It's offspring is the Carolina Reaper, currently the hottest pepper in the world. My plants started off very slowly, and they were like 2 inches high when purchased. It took over 90 days to produce from flower to harvest in a 2 gallon pot, for bringing inside when the freeze occurs. I was not a faithful waterer, nor did I feed the plants with soluble fertilizers. This failure to feed led to a high yield of very small peppers that were still phenomenally hot, and firm. Others that set them out in the ground used cow manure to line the hole and they got 5' plants and so many peppers that they had to dry them and store them as powder which works fantastically. If your plants are slow to produce that is to be expected, as it's yield cycle is long. Some up to a solid 4 months. Just keep the plants fed and watered, use a rich manure mix in at least a 50 mix of well draining sandy soil and humus, keep in full sun, and water 3 times a week.</p>
<p>ALWAYS wear gloves, but you're holding three of them in this picture in your bare hand.... :)</p>
<p>You can hold the peppers without risk. To your hands that is. If you break the skin of this pepper and touch your eyes, nasal membranes, or soft skin around your junk, YOU WILL REGRET IT. There is nothing that wilI stop the burn except times passing and enjoying a wonderful warmth. I have thrown contact lenses away for causing excruciating eye burns, even days later after 15 cycles of handwashing for handling the peppers with bare hands. Plan on using disposable chopping maps and washing your knives in something that absolutely dissolves oil. Never cook this pepper without a strong outside venting of the steam. DON&quot;T SMELL THE STEAM WHEN THEY COOK! It literally will blister your face!</p>
<p>I thought the same</p>
<p>Hi. I bought my Trinidad Moruga Scorpion seeds from eBay.The seller is from Sweden. I planted the seeds and now 3 months have passed and they're just about a foot tall. They don't even have branches. One plant is already flowering.My question is could I have bought something else other than a TMS? Aren't there some kind of sub species for this pepper? Some sellers of TMS on eBay seeds call their seeds &quot;pure strain&quot; but I don't know exactly what that means. Could my plants be an unpure strain? </p>
<p>I am growing Trinidad scorpions, but I have a question. The plant has started producing peppers some are of a decent size. However some are dark green, others are a light green/yellow. How long til they are ripe?</p>
<p>Have been growing the triidad moruga scorpion as part of our farm's business efforts for some time. Wanted to add to this tutorial that heat will greatly improve the speed and rate of germination. They live it up around 80 deg. f, but simple things like putting them on top of a refrigerator or hot water heater can also help.<br><br>Much information on the pepper here;</p><p>http://peppersbymail.com/the_hottest_pepper_in_the_world/trinidad-moruga-scorpion/</p>
<p>I used a Jiffy Greenhouse tray that can hold up to 72 peat pucks. I only used 30 puck 15 Moruga &amp; 15 Butch T I only lost a couple it work great just hydrate the puck &amp; place one seed in the center &amp; place the clear cover on until it germinates then prop open 1/2&quot; until they no longer fit under the cover. I started them in March but it was a cold spring so they grow slowly I did not even transfer them into a plastic pot, at 6&quot; I gave most to friends &amp; put the rest into the ground it continued into a cold summer we only had 2 90&deg;F days. I started getting blooms in late Aug. When it got cold in Sept. I put them in pots &amp; place in a large window in the basement I now have about 30+ fruit &amp; just pick my first one. We like make hot pickles by take a jar of plank style dill pickle &amp; chopping up one pepper into it then reseal it &amp; shake it up. In a couple of hour it is already hot &amp; gets better day by day. We use it burgers, brats &amp;roast beef sandwiches (yum) When finished with the jar don't throw away the juice use it to cook your meat (burgers &amp; more) in it. Next year I'm starting in Feb.</p>
<p>hi, i have a dude.. if my seeds are on 80 F&deg; and suddenly down at 53 F&deg;, it will die? thats cause i put a plastic container on a light and the heat dry the water, then i putted some cold water on it... have i hope? :C</p>
<p>They are initially green. Then they turn orange. Next they turn red when they are ready. Sometimes a pepper will be part green and part red, but usually it eventually turns entirely red.</p>
<p>Are they green when they first bloom and turn to red? I have at least 20 peppers sprouted right now. <br>Any tips on fertilization during this period? Thanks.</p>
<p>Currently working on this. How big should the sprouts be before putting the peppers in styrofoam cups? Sorry for the idiot question. Thanks.</p>
<p>as soon as you see the tap root emerging from the seed in the paper towel they're ready for soil make sure the soil is moist while planting the newly germinated seeds dry soil seems to shock them more and as a result growth will slow for a week or two. I grew some of these last year and they are something else different from any other pepper plant I've ever grown and man they are hot. good luck and happy growing</p>
<p>I have a black thumb, so am at a disadvantage right off the start! I can sure use steering in the right direction for buying authentic, non-hybrid seeds. Might you please post [or PM me] your seed-source? Your pepper pictures look cook-book-ready!</p>
For making its pickle please check: <br>http://www.instructables.com/id/Grow-Plants-In-Your-Balcony-or-Indoors-and-make-Yo/
i just remembered a video about this pepper. two guys were wearing gas masks to prepare a sauce for a contest. <br>so i can't imagine eating this:)

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