You are sure to be impressed by the size of the pods you’ll grow with these yellow Scorpion pepper seeds. Just like their big brother, the red Trinidad Moruga Scorpion pepper, this yellow variety packs a ton of heat. Expect a heat level at least twice as hot as the well-known Ghost pepper. These Yellow Trinidad Moruga Scorpion peppers average between 1,200,000 and 2,000,000 SHU on the Scoville scale. When consuming these peppers raw you’ll experience heat that kicks in immediately and lingers for a long time. The flavor is best described as sweet and fruity.
Plants are sturdy and can easily reach 48″ tall with large leaves. Even without pruning the plant will branch out close to the base. Once established the branches will be loaded with large pods that easily reach about 2″ in diameter. The fruit starts out green and takes a couple weeks to start turning their final yellow color. Pods are fairly thin walled with only a modest number of seeds. You’ll also notice a lot of capsaicin oil inside the peppers almost dripping out when you cut them open. Be sure and wear gloves when cutting up these peppers. The color of these peppers will make a nice colorful sauce or dried powder if you decide to dehydrate them.
Sample size packs can be found here.
If you live in an area with a short growing season then be sure and start these yellow scorpion pepper seeds at least 8-12 weeks before the last frost in your area. Always use high quality, sterile, seed starting mix. Be sure and keep the soil moist. Use of a humidity dome can help retain moisture. Seed trays should be kept at a minimum of 75F for optimal germination time. Once the seedlings pop up, be sure and provide a high-quality light. Be sure and check out our article about starting pepper plants indoors for more information.