Red Trinidad 7 Pot Pepper
Currently one of the most rare and sought-after peppers, the Trinidad 7-pot (or 7-pod) is typically grown on small, private farms in the rural interior region of Trinidad known as Chaguanas. The Trinidad 7-pot is related to the Trinidad Scorpion pepper, has a habanero-like shape and bears the rough, pimpled skin of a naga morich; however, the pepper distinguishes itself from its fellow super-hot brethren with a distinct plumpness, visible ribs, and fruity flavor. The Trinidad 7-pot—said to have received its name due to the number of pots of stew a single pepper is capable of heating—is quickly achieving celebrity status within the chile pepper industry, prompting Trinidad to begin commercially growing and exporting the fiery pepper. It is rumored that the Trinidad 7-pot might be a serious contender against the naga jolokia for the official title of hottest pepper in the world. The people of Trinidad also use the Trinidad 7-pot in military-grade tear gas, as well as marine paint to prevent barnacles.