#3 Naga Viper
Type – Bred
The Naga Viper is an unstable hybrid between the Bhut Jolokia , Naga Morich and the Trinidad Scorpion. Due to its unstable nature it is unable to produce an offspring like its parent. It was created by English chili farmer Gerald Fowler and measured more than 1,300,000 on the Scoville scale.
#2 The Trinidad Scorpion Butch T
Type – Natural, Different Location
The Trinidad Scorpion Butch T is named after Butch Taylor from Mississippi. It measured 1,463,700 in SHU units. May be due to some official testing reasons the Guinness Book still lists this as the hottest chili in the world.
#1 Trinidad Scorpion Moruga
Type – Natural
The Trinadad Scorpion is a variety commonly found in the Maruga district of Trinidad and Tobago from where it derives its name. It is currently the pepper in the world. One of its kinds was tested at 2,009,231 SHU at the New Mexico State University making it the first pepper ever to cross the 2 million mark on the scale.