As of June 4 2011 the official Guinness World’s Record page has been updated and recognizes the Trinidad Scorpion “Butch T” as the hottest pepper in the world.
Meet the Butch T Trinidad Scorpion chilli pepper:
Here’s a great ButchT TS taste test video(some foul language):
And one more…
These are the best Trinidad Scorpion Butch T pictures (taken by POTAWIE) I’ve seen:
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.
Photo by OMRI
- According to a comment in this post from Butch he originally acquired the seeds from a seed bank and they had been sent to that bank by ” “Mark” from New Jersey, he used to go by the username of Groovyone on the old gardenweb site”. Learn more about the origin of the Butch T seeds here – The Trail of the Trinidad Scorpion “Butch T” Strain.
Trinidad Scorpion Butch T Seeds
If you’re in to hot peppers you will at some point want to grow this fireball. Here are a few places that may have the ButchT TS seeds for sale. No guarantees and important to note I have not personally ordered seeds from any of these suppliers unless otherwise noted.
- The Hippy Seed Company
- Refining Fire Chiles
- Super Hot Chiles
- Local Harvest
- Try my Ordering Pepper Seeds search engine.
- Check the list I maintain at thehotpepper.com
- Make a post in the buy/sell pepper seeds section at thehotpepper.com and see if anyone will hook you up.
If you sell ButchT Trinidad Scorpion Chilli seeds leave a comment with your info below and I’ll add you to this list.
Trinidad Scorpion Butch T Plants
If you sell Trinidad Scorpion Butch T plants leave a comment with your info below and I’ll add you to this list
Trinidad Scorpion Butch T Discussions
- Butch T is the Hottest
- Trinidad Scorpion Butch T – Worlds Hottest Pepper
- New Record Broken Again!
- BeagleStorm vs. The Trinidad Scorpion Butch T Chile
- naganumbness eats the butch T scorpion
- ButchT Scorps
- ButchT Scorpion Sauce
- Trinidad Scorpion ButchT (video review)
- First Image of the Trinidad Scorpion “Butch T”
- Special Presentation…The Hottest Chilli In The World the “ButchT Trinidad Scorpion”
- NEW worlds hottest chilli (registration required, page 7/8 is where ButchT discussion kicks in)
- Passow Eats The Trinidad Scorpion (2009 Post w/comments from Butch Taylor)
- News from Australia Trinidad Scorpion New Record 1,463,700 SHU’s
- Trinidad Scorpion the Newly Crowned King of Hot Peppers
- Butch T tops out 1.46 million
- Trinidad Scorpion Butch T and The Chilli Factory
- Trinidad Scorpion Butch T – The World’s Hottest Chile Pepper Coverage
- Trinidad Scorpion Butch T / Verified Hottest?
- Interview with Butch Taylor
- Trinidad Scorpion Official Guinness World Records Holder at 1,463,700 SHU
- Butch T it’s now official…Guinness official!!
- The Trail Of the Trinidad Scorpion “Butch T” Strain
Lastly here’s a link to another post here at the ThePepperSeed, The Hottest Peppers in the World. While not specially about the ButchT TS it is mentioned in the list and there are links and other related info in the comments section.