90 days. New record holder for heat—the hottest chili on the planet! Wrinkled, lantern-shaped fruits ripen to a searing red-orange. Named as the world’s hottest pepper by the New Mexico Chile Institute, edging out the previous record holder, Bhut Jolokia, although some authorities dispute this. Trinidad Scorpion averaged at 1.2 million Scovilles. Who needs pepper spray?