Capsicum chinense Jacq.
Scoville scale: 1,463,700
Common Names: ‘Butch T’ pepper
This is a cultivar of the aromatic hot pepper, Capsicum chinense.
It’s referred to as the “scorpion” pepper because the pointed apex of the pepper is said to resemble a scorpion’s stinger.
What is the Scoville Scale?
The amount of heat in hot pepper is measured by the Scoville scale, which measures the pungency (spicy heat) of chilli peppers, recorded in Scoville heat units. The units range from 0 (Bell pepper); 100-900 (Paprika, Pimento); 3,500-10,000 (Chipotle, Jalapeño); 30,000-50,000 (Cayenne, Tabasco), 100,000-350,000 (Habanero, Scotch bonnet) to 2,000,200 (Carolina Reaper).