This trinidad moruga scorpion pepper is one of the hottest in the world, second only to the Carolina Reaper .
There are several varieties of this peppers that differ in color but retain the characteristic golf ball shape and characteristic ripples. The degree of spiciness that the pepper reaches when fully ripe depends on how it is watered, how much sun it takes and obviously the fertility of the cultivation soil.
Its name merges the geographical origin, the region on the Caribbean islands of Trinidad and tobago and its level of spiciness, similar to the sting of a scorpion.
In perfect condition the Trinidad moruga scorpion can reach the heat level of 2 milion scoville. The fruits are very dangerous hot peppers, for this reason are great for hot sauces.
Plant These peppers and left to end in January keep them warm and humid , temperature between 24 and 30 degrees. To grow it needs a lot of light and space.
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The plants reach a minimum height of 70 cm from the ground. Its leaves are medium / large and the fruit measures as much as a golf ball. The maturation of this chili has a fairly late ripening and it change his color depending on the ripeness level. First green, they turn orange to finish, once fully ripe, to bright red. Between April and June.
You can transplant the plant into deep, waterproof and fertile soil when the temperature is rising, and after use a brace to reinforce the stem it is very helpful at this time . It is necessary not to water the leaves of the Trinidad Moruga Scorpion chili pepper to avoid the growth of the mushrooms. The first fruits can be harvested 120/150 days after transplanting.
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