Trinidad Scorpion “Butch T”
The Trinidad scorpion ‘Butch T’ pepper is a Capsicum chinense cultivar that is among the most piquant peppers. It is derived from the Trinidad scorpion, which is indigenous to Trinidad and Tobago. It was named by Neil Smith from The Hippy Seed Company, after he got the seeds originally from Butch Taylor (the owner of Zydeco Farms in Woodville/Crosby, Mississippi and a hot sauce company) who is responsible for propagating the pepper’s seeds. The “scorpion” peppers are referred to as such because the pointed end of the pepper is said to resemble a scorpion‘s stinger.