While Neil from The Hippy Seeds Co. broke the news on twitter about the test results for the Trinidad Scorpion Butch T, the seeds where provided by Neil, but grown by The Chilli Factory, a Specialist Hot Sauce manufacturer in New South Wales, Auz.
We have seen a few of The Chilli Factory Sauces in the UK, but we know very little about the company. Started in September 2000 by Chef Marcel de Wit with his wife Connie, they only started growing their own chillies in 2008 due to a lack of the super hot chillies to make their sauces.
They started by growing the Bhut Jolokia, but after talking to Neil at The Hippy Seed Co. and tasting the Trinidad Scorpion. Marcel working with Mark Peacock (B. Hort Sc) they planted their first seeds in July 2010 with the first fruits appearing in January 2011.
They send the first few pods to be tested, and while they knew they were hot, they were astonished at the results with the Interim results showing a whopping 1,463,700 SHU’s for the Trinidad Scorpion.
They have over 1,500 plants at the moment and are busy making sauces including the NEW Scorpion Strike which contains a staggering 58% Trinidad Scorpion, we hope to have Darth Naga testing this when we can.
You can find out more about this company and it sauces on their web site thechillifactory.com