How hot is hot? When it comes to growing peppers, for some, it can never be too hot! News has it that there is a new King in town. King of the Hot Pepper!
The guys over at The Pepper Seed and several other sites, are telling us that the new crowned king is the Trinidad Scorpion Butch T. According to the post, the 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 or ghost pepper which tested at 1,382,118 scoville heat units. Any way you test it that is amazingly HOT!