Trinidad Moruga Scorpion wins Hottest Pepper Title

The golf ball-sized pepper scored the highest among a handful of chile breeds reputed to be among the hottest in the world. Its mean heat topped more than 1.2 million units on the Scoville heat scale, while fruits from some individual plants reached 2 million heat units. The Trinidad Scorpion pepper is a rare and hard to find variety of chili pepper. Very few supermarkets, grocery stores, or specialty shops offer this pod in any form. Many individuals have begun to grow this and other types of peppers at home. They often grow the peppers outdoors in gardens. Those, with a limited amount of outdoor grounds or living in apartments, cultivate peppers in pots on patios and porches.