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Trinidad Maruga Scorpion Choc

Capsicum Chinense

The Trinidad maruga scorpion is one of the world’s hottest peppers. Although the taste may seem a little mellower sweet fruity, and smoky flavour, the long pointy fangs will bite deep and hold on for a long time. It is no wonder it was the world’s hottest pepper in 2012.

The pods can grow up to 5 centimetres long with a stinger tip. They start of green and end up in a beautiful deep brown colour as it matures. This is truly not for the fainthearted as these pods pack insane heat.

Heat Factor: Trinidad Maruga Scorpion Choc rates at 2 000 000 on the Scoville Heat units.

Chilli peppers grow best in hot climates, won’t tolerate frost, and enjoy full sun. The ideal growing temperatures are between 20 and 30 degrees Celsius.

Chillies can grow in containers as long as they are positioned on a sun-filled windowsill. The size of the pot should be at least 10cm in diameter. When you notice roots growing out of the drainage holes, it is time to replant into a larger container.

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SKU: BAG002-TMC Categories: , ,


Place in an area with full sun.


These plants can grow up to 1,2metres tall. Space them about 75 centimetres apart in order to get a good yield.

Soil type:

Moist, well-drained soil is perfect for chillies. Add plenty of compost to your soil.


Chilli plants require high nitrogen, use our slow-release nitrogen-rich all plant fertiliser Apply 1 teaspoon every 4-5 months


Mulch regularly around the plant to retain moisture.


Water regularly to keep the soil consistently moist.


Consider staking when your plants grow tall and skinny. This will give the plant upright support and protection against the wind.

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