The Pepperseed has more on the world’s unofficially hottest pepper, the Trinidad Scorpion Butch T. Regardless, it clearly has the best and most intimidating name for a pepper.
Butch T Trinidad Scorpion Facts and Information
– The record setting Butch T Trinidad Scorpion tested at 1,463,700 SHU (SHU = scoville heat units). The current official Guinness record holder is the Naga Viper pepper which tested at 1,382,118 scoville heat units.
– The record setting Butch T Scorpion was grown in Australia by The Chilli Factory.
– The Hippy Seed Company supplied the seeds to the Chilli Factory that were used to grow the 1,463,700 SHU ButchT Trinidad Scorpions.
– The name ButchT or Butch T is after Butch Taylor. Butch is the owner of Zydeco Hot Sauce and person credited with originally discovering this strain. According to a post in this thread Butch was growing out the the Jonah strain, noticed a pod variation and saved the seed. He’s been sharing the seeds for a few years. When sending out seeds Butch would include his first name last initial (common when swapping seeds) on the seed package.