Chilli Pepper 'Moruga Scorpion'
Capsicum chinense 'Trinidad Moruga Scorpion'
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Capsicum chinense 'Trinidad Moruga Scorpion' is an easy to grow, low-maintenance plant. It is one of the hottest peppers in the world (currently ranked 2nd) with a Scoville heat measurement of 1.2 million. This native of Trinidad and Tobago can be grown in containers, provided they receive enough sunlight and water.
Harvest within 60-100 days of planting. Peppers will change from green to red as they ripen. Wait until the fruits are a good size before cutting them off with shears or a sharp knife with some stem attached. The longer you leave them on the hotter the peppers will become.
Sow seeds indoors in Spring or Summer, 30-40 cm apart on the soil surface and cover with 3 mm of soil or vermiculite. Germination takes 2-10 weeks or longer in cold weather. Transplant when true leaves form after the 2 juvinile leaves.
Moruga Scorpion is a medium to heavy feeder and needs a moderate amount of nutrients.
Moruga Scorpion can be grown in containers, provided they receive enough sunlight and water.
Central and South America, Brazil and Mexico
Warm to hot
Soil PH preference
The peppers and seeds are edible and are often used to make spicy sauces, stews, casseroles, and curries.
Aphids, slugs, pill bugs, root rot, and leafminers. Humid weather can cause fungal diseases like leafspot.
Tomatoes, basil, beetroot, lettuce, carrots, celery, radish, sweetcorn