Phew! What a scorcher … if you thought Scotch Bonnet chillies were hot, think again! We’ve selected three of the world’s hottest varieties (all world record holders at one time) for you to grow yourself. They are all ridiculously hot and, be warned, just one or two fruits will be enough to create a volcanic chilli or a blistering Balti!
Chilli peppers contain up to SEVEN times the vitamin C level of one orange and are a rich source of vitamins A and E, beta-carotene, folic acid and potassium. They are also known to aid digestion, relieve joint pain and lower blood sugar levels.
These three varieties are almost impossible to grow from seed without specialist equipment. We’ve done all the hard work for you by growing your chilli plants for 4 months in a hot greenhouse with under-bench heating so that you’ll receive large 9cm plants ready for potting on.
Carolina Reaper - Officially the world's hottest chilli and not for the faint hearted! Despite the heat, it has a sweet, fruity flavour with chocolate cherry undertones. (2,200,000 + on SHU- Scoville Heat Unit)
Trinidad moruga Scorpion Yellow - A fruity flavour with a nuclear punch makes this a popular ingredient for super-hot dishes. (2,000,000 + on SHU- Scoville Heat Unit).
Armageddon F1 - Bred in the UK from some of the hottest chillis in the world. These tall bushy plants produce masses of fruit with sensational heat and flavour to match. Not for the faint hearted!
How to grow … the HOTTEST Chillies!
1. Heat makes heat! Grow chilli plants indoors or undercover in a consistently hot temperature (Minimum 16°C). They don’t like fluctuating heat or humidity. 2. Growing in pots gives a smaller plant with more fruit but remember to keep the compost moist and once flowering feed regularly with a liquid fertiliser. 3. For maximum heat reduce watering once fruit has formed – this makes the chillies even hotter!
Full growing instructions included.
Please take great care when handling the chillies. We advise that you wear gloves when handling both the fruits and the plants.