Trinidad Moruga scorpion, Yellow Pepper Seeds (capsicum chinense)
This is the pepper strain everyone is talking about: the Trinidad Scorpion "Moruga."Genuine Trinidad Moruga Scorpion Seeds from 2,000,000 Scoville (Heirloom Organic Seeds)
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.
Starting pepper plants indoors gives you a jump start on the growing season. Start pepper plants indoors 4 to 6 weeks before the last known frost date for your area.
Moisten the potting soil with warm water. Do not saturate the soil but keep the level of moisture even throughout the soil. Fill the growing tray with the potting soil.
Plant the pepper seeds at a depth of Â½ inch. Make certain the pepper seeds are completely covered. Cover the growing tray with the lid or clear plastic. Secure the plastic with cellophane tape if necessary.
Place the growing tray on the heating pad and place the entire set up in a warm area with bright light. Peppers prefer a temperature of 80 degrees to germinate. If there is not a natural source of light in the growing area, secure a grow light above the seed tray.
Watch for seed germination and remove the tray cover or plastic film when 80% of the seeds have germinated. Mist the seedlings with a spray bottle of water when the soil appears dry. Do not allow the seedlings to dry out or they will die. Adjust the grow light to keep the seedlings from growing too tall and spindly trying to reach the light.
Thin out the seedlings to keep the young plants from competing with each other for nutrients. Handle the new plants by the leaves and not the stem to keep from damaging the plant. Transplant the thinned plants to another container, if desired.
Harden off the pepper plants by taken them outside during periods of warm weather. Allow the plants to remain outside for no more than an hour for the first few days. Lengthen the duration after the initial exposure until the plants remain outside constantly. Transplant into the garden when nighttime temperatures remain above 60 degrees.