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Moruga Scorpion

A legendary superhot that lives up to its reputation.

Approximate heat level: up to 1,120,000 SHU

Superhot chilli var. Moruga ScorpionMoruga Scorpion chilli plant

Price: £5.00

Capsicum chinense

A legendary superhot that lives up to its reputation – fruit grown on our nursery measured a life-threatening 1,120,000 SHUs. And if you can get past the heat, the smell is great, too.

The distinctively-shaped fruit are horizontally divided in two – a top part that vaguely looks like an upside down bowl, and a protruding bottom part that seems to be stuck inside the bowl. The fruit are about 3.8cm in diameter and turn from green to red as they mature. They are distinguished by a surface that is severely wrinkled and ribbed, giving them an other-worldly appearance that only adds to Moruga Scorpion’s death-defying reputation.

Like all superhots, which are generally difficult to germinate, can be fussy growers and late to mature, Moruga Scorpion needs attention to detail to get good plants. However, our strain of Moruga Scopion produces pretty good yields of in-your-face fruit. Best grown in large pots (10-15 litres) plants can grow up to 1.5 metres tall; and they will need some support to keep them from falling over.

Otherwise, have fun and be careful.

Approximate number of seeds per pack: 20

Note: this variety is sometimes called Trinidad Scorpion