Trinidad Scorpion Butch T. 1,463,700 Scoville Units. The "scorpion" peppers are referred to as such because the pointed end of the pepper is said to resemble a scorpion's stinger. The Trinidad Scorpion Butch T variety pepper was formerly ranked as the hottest pepper in the world, but lost that tile to the Trinidad Moruga Scorpion as of February 2012.
Chilli Trinidad scorpion The Trinidad scorpion 'Butch T' cultivar was, for a short time, ranked as the hottest pepper in the world, A laboratory test conducted in March 2011 measured a specimen at 1,463,700 Scoville heat units. http://www.dartmoorchillifarm.com/index.aspx?pageid=1077301
Butch T Trinidad Scorpion Facts and Information - The record setting Butch T Trinidad Scorpion tested at 1,463,700 SHU (SHU = scoville heat units). The current official Guinness record holder is the Naga Viper pepper which tested at 1,382,118 scoville heat units.
"Scorpion" peppers are referred to as such because the pointed end of the pepper is said to resemble a scorpion's stinger. Before the "Carolina Reaper" pepper made its debut in 2013, the Trinidad Scorpion reigned supreme as the world’s hottest pepper, and it's still well known for its killer sting. Red in color, the Trinidad Scorpion has a bright, fruity flavor, making it the perfect pepper for super fiery sweet-hot salsas.
"New Mexico State University's Chili Pepper Institute has identified the Trinidad Moruga Scorpion as the new hottest pepper on the planet." That was back in February But has the Carolina Reaper since surpassed the Scorpion as the number one killer-chill?