A legendary superhot that lives up to its reputation – fruit grown on our nursery measured a life-threatening 1.12 million 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. Yields are pretty good for such a late maturing variety, though the plants will need some support to keep them from falling over. Otherwise, have fun and be careful.
Heat level: superhot (approx. 1,121,000 SHU)
(For more information on heat levels see How to Choose the Right Variety)