World's Hottest Pepper Plants For Sale

You can buy anything online these days.

Doesn't matter if you're searching for Ukrainian mail-order brides or a toothpick made from the penis bone of a raccoon, chances are you'll be able to find what you're looking for on the good ol' interwebs.

Of the endless list of goodies available online these days, one that is sure to delight chili pepper enthusiasts is the Trinidad Scorpion "Butch T" Pepper. The pepper, which was grown by the masochists over at The Chili Company in Australia, was certified three months ago by the Guinness Book of World Records as the hottest pepper on the planet, replacing the Bhut Jolokia.

The Bhut Jolokia, aka the ghost pepper, aka the this-will-fuck-your-mouth-UP pepper, was the reigning king of hot chili peppers until the Trinidad Scorpion made its foolishly hot presence known about three months ago. The ghost pepper, which claims to be 300 times hotter than a jalapeno, clocks in at over one million points on the Scoville scale, the system used to measure spicy heat, or piquance. On top of being available through several independent pep-dealers, the excruciatingly hot ghost pepper is also readily available on Amazon.

As for the Trinidad Scorpion "Butch T" Pepper, which doesn't roll off the tongue nearly as well as "ghost pepper,", you can find those fiery bad boys on a few sites, but perhaps none more reliable than Amazon. The brutal "Butch T" pepper registers a hellish Scoville rating of 1,463,700 units, essentially just a couple'a notches below pepper spray.

Marcel de Wit, co-owner of The Chili Factory, said the following in regards to his mutant peppers:

"They're just severe. Absolutely severe. No wonder they start making crowd-control grenades now with chilies. It's just wicked. If you don't wear gloves, your hands will be pumping heat for two days."

I can think of very few things I'd more rather not have in my mouth. Maybe that raccoon penis toothpick, but only maybe.

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