(Capsicum chinense ‘Trinidad Moruga Scorpion’)
Heat Rating out of 10: 10++
An extremely hot chilli on a heavy bearing, large shrub that can yield 1.5-2kg of fresh fruit per plant during the warmer months. Heat varies from 1.1 to 1.2 million SHU.
Basil, (Thai, lemon, lime and green ruffles), garlic, ginger, coriander, lemongrass and cumin. All meats and most vegetables along with coconut, lime and lemon, all go well with chillies.
Chillies form an integral part of many Asian and Latin American dishes along with some European, African and North American. Indeed, over time, most cuisines have added this fiery little fruit into their recipes. There are many forms that vary in colour, shape, flavour and of course heat. Harvest when the fruit turns a deep red colour and handle fruits with caution. Make into a paste and add to cooking as desired.
Plant in a protected spot out of fierce sunlight and wind in a well drained but moist soil. May need some support when it ages.
Regular applications of Seasol and PowerFeed will keep the plant looking good and producing lots of tasty chillies.
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