Trinidad Moruga Scorpion Pepper Seeds - (Capsicum chinense) Super hot
from 2,000,000 Scoville
This is the pepper strain everyone is talking about: the Trinidad Scorpion "Moruga."Genuine Trinidad Moruga Scorpion Seeds from 2,000,000 Scoville.
The Scorpion pepper is from the Southern part of the Caribbean, As such, the seed requires higher temperatures to germinate that conventional pepper varieties native to the US
The Trinidad Moruga Scorpion, indigenous to the district of Moruga in Trinidad and Tobago, is the NEW WORLD'S HOTTEST CHILLI PEPPER.
The New Mexico State University's Chile Pepper Institute has identified the Trinidad Moruga Scorpion as the newest hottest pepper in the world as of 16 February 2012. According to the New Mexico State University Chili Institute, the Trinidad Moruga Scorpion ranks at 2,009,231 SHU on the Scoville scale, making it the hottest pepper in the world to date. The golf ball-sized pepper scored the highest among a handful of chilli breeds reputed to be among the hottest in the world. Its average heat topped more than 1.2 million units on the Scoville heat scale, while fruits from some individual plants reached 2 million heat units.
Sow seeds indoors Â¼" deep. Peppers germinate best in warm soil, so gentle bottom heat may be helpful until seedlings emerge. Wait to transplant outdoors until soil is warm.
Pepper varieties come from tropical humid regions. The temperature, moisture, and air circulation all play a role in growing plants from seeds. Too little heat, too much moisture, and lack of air circulation will cause poor results. Do not use jiffy peat pots, plugs, or potting soil as the soil becomes too dry or too wet, which can lead to disease and fungus. We have experienced disease and low germination when using these types of products. Use Organic Seed Starting Material for best germination results.
Peppers often like to take their sweet time germinating. They can be up in a week, and some will take almost a month. Even with paper towel germination testing, they can take long. I am not sure why, but it is a normal occurrence. So plan and make sure you start them early enough! Also, remember they like heat to germinate so make sure you have a heating mat or something to keep the soil warm. Placing them up on top of the fridge often works too since it is normally warmer up there.
Peppers, like tomatoes, grow in well-drained fertile soil. Almost all peppers have the same requirements for successful growth. Plant them in good, well-drained, fertile soil â and make sure they get lots of sunlight and a good inch of water per week. In many ways, they mimic the same requirements needed for growing great tomatoes.
At Planting Time:
We plant all of our peppers with a good shovel full of compost in the planting hole, and then give them a good dose of compost tea every few weeks for the first 6 weeks of growth. We also mulch around each of our pepper plants with a good 1 to 2â³ thick layer of compost.
Peppers do very well grown in pots.
whole spicy peppers (whatever youâve got)
for the brine
1 part water to 1 part white vinegar
(start with 2 cups to 2 cups, then keep adding if you have more peppers)
spices for the jars
- 1 garlic clove, peeled
- 1 bay leaf
- 1/2 teaspoon mustard seeds
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 2 teaspoons black peppercorns
- 1 tablespoon Kosher salt
Bring brine mixture to a boil. Wash peppers and pack jars tightly, adding spices to each jar. Pour boiling brine over peppers and spices using a ladle and canning funnel. Process jars in a boiling water bath for 15 minutes.
Or you can just make a jar or two and skip the processing by just putting them straight into the fridge.
Wait a couple weeks, at least, before eating.
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