The Trinidad moruga scorpion (Capsicum chinense) is native to the district of Moruga in Trinidad and Tobago. In 2012, Trinidad moruga scorpion was the hottest chili in the world, with a mean heat of more than 1.2 million Scoville heat units (SHU) and individual plants with a heat of more than 2 millionSHU. However the Trinidad Moruga Scorpion has not been certified as the hottest pepper by the Guinness Book of World Records. The previous record holder was the Bhut jolokia. On December 26, 2013, the Guinness World Records rated the 'Carolina Reaper' the world's hottest pepper, dethroning the Trinidad Scorpion Butch T.
Aside from the heat, the Trinidad moruga scorpion has a tender fruit-like flavor, which makes it a sweet-hot combination. The pepper can be grown from seeds in most parts of the world. Freezing weather ends the growing season and kills the plant, but otherwise they are perennials which grow all year, slowing in colder weather.