The World’s Hottest Chilli Pepper – Trinidad Scorpion Butch T


Breaking News: Trinidad Scorpion Moruga tests at over 2 million scoville units!

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 another:

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And one more…

These are the best Trinidad Scorpion Butch T pictures (taken by POTAWIE) I’ve seen:


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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

Trinidad Scorpion Butch T Seed Packs

Trinidad Scorpion Butch T Seed Packs

– 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
– Make a post in the buy/sell pepper seeds section at 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

Refining Fire Chiles

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.

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106 Responses to The World’s Hottest Chilli Pepper – Trinidad Scorpion Butch T

  1. Jim Duffy says:

    You can get both Moruga and Butch T strain Scorpion seeds from my website Also peppers like Trinidad 7 Pot Jonah, Trinidad Douglah and Trinidad Yellow 7 Pot. Not as hot as Butch T but close!

    • stevo the great says:

      Me and my girl just drove out to pick up some plants from Jim. We got the Bhut Jolokia red & chocolate, Trinidad Moruga Scorpion, Butch T, Chocolate Habenero and Peter Pepper red. He had quite the amazing selection. All healthy beautiful plants. We are very pleased with Jims plants and will be returning in the future. Thanks Jim your the pepper master!

    • james says:


      THANKS chillihead james

  2. pepperseed says:

    Thanks Jim. I added your link to the post.

    It looks like the same store as the link. Is that also your store / is there some kind of affiliation?

    • Jim Duffy says:

      Yes that is my webstore that is attached to my site. It is a heck of a lot better than having a shopping cart embedded in my site. If you know anyone that wants a shopping cart system without having a shopping cart this company Auctiva is awesome. I only pay $9.95 a month plus fees on my sales which are super low and they also promote me on the web. Now they are having a no fee pricing. I think it’s $29.95 a month for a 625 Item store and that’s it no matter how much you sell. If anyone wants help on using this E Commerce store I would be happy to help them out.

  3. Jim Duffy says:

    Oh one more thing. I know people can go directly to my store. But I would rather they see my site so they can learn more about each variety by seeing information and lots of photos. This gives them an education on each variety. To me an educated consumer is a better consumer. In other words I am not out for the quick sale. But want to share all I know about the many varieties I grow. Will have plants in mid-April too.

  4. George says:

    does anyone know where you can buy scorpion butcht plants and have them shipped?

  5. ChiliPlants says:

    You can order trinidad scorpion plants from

  6. Alan D says:

    when will this officialy be the hottest pepper in the world

  7. Freddy says:

    How can I get some of these Chilis?

  8. pepperseed says:

    Alan, not sure when/if guiness will recognize it.

    Freddy, might be tough to get any fresh ones right now…you can use the links in the poast to find places that sell the seeds. If they have the seeds they may have fresh or dried pods or powders made from the Butch T.

  9. Neil says:

    Great Stuff..

    still say as always Have “The ButchT Scorp is the Hottest thing ive Ever Tried”

    Can Prove it now 🙂

    Be Excellent

    • Steve says:

      Well I can truly say that the butch t scorpion pepper is the hottest pepper I have ever eaten and I love hot peppers but this butch t scorpion pepper is very ferocious.

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