2012 super hot harvest
There is a big difference in growing super hots for seed vs growing for the hottest pepper. Seed growing requires plants that are grown under optimum conditions of soil fertility and water availability. Growing for heat requires stressing the plants which reduces seed viability. I grew Bhut's and Moruga's this year specifically to produce a good seed crop. They have produced abundantly!
There is also a difference in harvest when producing seed. The fruits must be overripe, fully colored, and even to the point the stem starts to shrivel. This gives the highest quality pepper seed.
I harvested 2 gallons of fully ripe Trinidad Scorpion Moruga about a month ago and today harvested another 2 gallons of fully ripe fruit. This is two harvests from 6 plants. My seed count so far is up around 15,000.
I harvested 3 gallons of ripe Bhut Jolokia today. This is the first harvest from 4 plants. I estimate the seed count will be about 5,000 given that Bhut's usually have between 10 and 30 seed per pod.
Today, I also harvested a gallon of Zavory which is a zero heat Chinense. I just wanted some fresh seed for next year since it is getting a bit hard to find.