Types of Chillies

Super Hots

Smokin' Ed's Carolina Reaper (HP22B) Pepper is 1,474,000 - 2.2 Million SHU The Official World's Hottest!

aka Smokin' Ed's Carolina Reaper as of Boxing Day 2013 this is the guiness book of records hottest ever! Also/previously known as HP22B stands for higher power, pot number 22, plant B created by Ed Currie of

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Naga Viper 1,349,000 SHU

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Trinidad Moruga Scorpion (Moruga Blend) .. 2,009,231 SHU

Following a report from on the fellow Chilli web site the new champion Super Hot Chilli may well be the Moruga Scorpion with a high of 2,009,231 SHU taking the title of 'the Worlds Hottest Chilli Pepper'. This Blew away the previous world record holders 'the Trinidad Scorpion Butch T' at 1,463,700 SHU and the Naga Viper at 1,349,000 SHU, and only a few months ago we heard of the HP22B at 1,474,000 SHU. Moruga Scorpion 2,009,231 SHU - Credit goes to Mr Jim Duffy. Jim Duffy of Lakeside California is a Chilli Grower who runs the web site Refining Fire which provides seeds and plants in the USA.

Trinidad Scorpion Butch T is a Record 1,463,700 SHU

According to some tweets Neil from The Hippy Seed Company has had his Trinidad Scorpion Butch T tested and the results are in at 1,463,700 SHU, pushing the record even higher at the priviouse 1,349,000 SHU of the Naga Viper. This is another major jump it heat adding 114,700 SHU to the previous record the Naga Viper, in the last few months we have seen the record broken 3 times since the Naga Jolokia took the record over the 1M SHU level. The Trinidad Scorpion 'Butch T' 1,463,700 SHU !! had the pleasure of talking to Butch Taylor himself in a recent interview.

We ask if he was just lucky that you managed to create the Hottest Chilli in the world?.. Here's what Butch had to say:

The original Pepper was called "Trinidad Scorpion" there was no other 'Super-Hot' ones around at that point and I knew it was way hotter than any other chilies I had eatten with the exception of the "Witchs Tit" which turned out to be unstable and I wasn't able to keep the strain at that heat level.

I never really went for the record, I was happy to watch peoples faces when they would try it for the first time and growing them (which is really my passion). As far as being lucky IDK, it's really odd though because the peppers seem to find me. As far as the Moruga, the few tests it hit 2,000,000 shu have never been duplicated and did not qualify for the Guinness record for hottest chili. I'm always looking for the next hot one, I've had a few that I know went over 2 mill shu, I'm even stabilizing one now, it'll be a f4 this season, if it keeps the heat it may be a contender if not it still will be a SuperHot due to the parentage. It's called the WAL 7 Pot (Wicked Ass Little) even tho its not that little!

After thinking about the question "were you just lucky?" I'd like to change my answer to yes, I was very lucky, lucky to have friends that shared their pepper passion with me, lucky to have made chili friends with thousands of others all over the world, lucky because every pepper I ever grew, including the cross's was in some part due to these friends. Lucky? Indeed I am. Sure you can use it on your site, I hope your a better editor than I am a writer!

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Naga Viper 1,349,000 SHU

Naga Jolokia 1,050,000 SHU

Naga Viper Chilli is 1,349,000 SHU

A new Chilli has just broken all records for heat, at 1,349,000 SHU (Scoville Heat Units). The new record holder is the Naga Viper chilli from The Chilli Pepper Company it has been tested at Warwick University HRI, who are quoted as saying it is hot enough to strip paint. This Chilli is

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Bhut Jolokia 1,041,427 SHU

This new chilli variety has come about by crossing Bhut Jolokia, Naga Morich and Trinidad Scorpion. The Chilli Pepper Company has used a selective breeding approach, selecting pods for shape and size harvesting seed and growing on.

Infinity Chilli racks up a whopping 1,250,000 SHU

Created in Grantham (Lincolnshire) UK by chilli breeder Nick Woods of

For two weeks in February 2011, the Infinity Chilli held the Guinness World Record title for the worlds hottest chilli with a Scoville scale rating of 1,067,286 Scoville Heat Units (SHU). On February 25, 2011. The Chilli now has rates in at 1.25mil ! Thanks Woody.

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Naga Bhut Jolokia (Ghost pepper) 1,041,427 SHU

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Naga Bhut Jolokia (AKA Ghost Pepper) 1,041,427 SHU

The Naga Bhut Jolokia is a chili pepper previously recognized by Guinness World Records as the hottest pepper in the world. The pepper is also known as Naga Jolokia, ghost pepper, ghost chili pepper, and ghost chili.

The Bhut Jolokia is an interspecific hybrid cultivated in the Nagaland and Assam region of northeastern India and parts of neighbouring Bangladesh. It grows in the Indian states of Assam, Nagaland and Manipur. It can also be found in rural Sri Lanka where it is known as Nai Mirris (cobra chili). There was initially some confusion and disagreement about whether the Bhut was a Capsicum frutescens or a Capsicum chinense pepper, but DNA tests showed it to be an interspecies hybrid, mostly C. chinense with some C. frutescens genes.

In 2007, Guinness World Records certified the Bhut Jolokia as the world's hottest chili pepper, 400 times hotter than Tabasco sauce, however as of July 2012 Guinness World Records lists the Trinidad Scorpion "Butch T" as the hottest chili, recognised in March 2011.

Fatalii Gourmet Jigsaw - Unknown ???? SHU

Said by some to be hotter than 'smokin ed's carolina reaper' current world record holder.

The story goes: Years ago a man in Finland known as Mr Jukka Kilpinen began growing the now famous Moruga Scorpion from seed, a long time before it was measured to be the hottest variety on earth, he started a breeding project which started with the original Moruga Scorpion variety. During that time it was totally unknown variety.

The idea of breeding the Moruga Scorpion into a hotter variety begun after tasting the original Moruga Scorpion. He immediately figured out it was the hottest variety that he had ever tasted!

He figured out it could be selectively bred to be even hotter, by crossing the Moruga with a variety that had a similar heat to Moruga Scorpion. The chilli he crossed it with is unknown at the present time. After several years of selective breeding, and selecting only the very hottest and the best tasting pods over several generations, the Fatalii Gourmet Jigsaw variety was born!

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7Pod / 7Pot 1,000,000 - 1.1MIL SHU

This variety is from the Chaguanas area of Trinidad. It has built up an almost myth like quality. In Caribbean regions it is also known as 7 pot as one pod is said to provide enough heat to spice up 7 pots of stew. Pods are habenaro like in there shape but have the characteristic 'pimpling' as found on another fearsome variety - the Naga Morich. Unusually the proportion of Placental tissue is very high - a allusion to why this pepper is so outrageously hot.

Other varieties include the 7 pod Barrackpore, Primo, Jonah, Brain-Strain, and Trinidad Douglah (brown 7 pod).

Naga Morich - 1000000 SHU

The Naga Morich is also known as 'snake or serpent chilli' and is one of the world's most sought after Chilli Peppers. A recent sample of this rare Bangladeshi chilli was tested* using High-performance liquid chromatography and registered a mind blowing 1,598,227 Scoville Heat Units (SHU). An incredible 3 times hotter than the Red Savina Habanero or 300 times hotter than a Jalapeno.

In native Bangladesh it is used sparingly and with great care to add a searing level of heat to their dishes by simply rubbing green unripe pods on ingredients. Even the spicy food loving Bangladeshi's aren't silly enough to eat a whole Naga pod!

Naglah - 1000000 SHU

This chilli is a Naga (Bhut Jolokia) x Douglah cross, a rare variety that ripens from green to red with a great fruity flavour. It has been measured at the magic 1,000,000 SHU !!!

Red Savina Habanero 248,556 SHU

The Red Savina pepper is a cultivar of the habanero chili (Capsicum chinense Jacquin), which has been selectively bred to produce hotter, heavier, and larger fruit.

Frank Garcia of GNS Spices, in Walnut, California, is credited with being the developer of the Red Savina habanero. The exact method Garcia used to select the hottest strains is not publicly known.

The Red Savina is protected by the U.S. Plant Variety Protection Act (PVP #9200255).

In February 2007, the Red Savina chili was displaced in Guinness World Records as the hottest chili in the world by the Naga Jolokia pepper. The Red Savina held the record from 1994 until 2006.

Red Savina peppers were reported to a score up to 577,000 on the Scoville scale, but this oft-quoted figure was never verified; a comparison experiment carried out by a group of researchers including Regents Professor Paul W. Bosland at the Chile Pepper Institute at New Mexico State University in 2005 revealed an average heat level of 248,556 SHU for Red Savina habaneros. Orange Habaneros may get as hot as 357,729 SHUs, but the average Orange Habanero is around 200,000 SHUs. The average Bhut Jolokia pepper is 1,019,687 SHU.


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