800,000 - >1,000,000 SHU - CALL THE FIRETRUCK HOT! World's Hottest Pepper in the 2007 Guinness Book of World's Records - About 300 times hotter than a jalapeno! Best tasting super hot pepper! 2½-3"L x 1"W wrinkled, teardrop lime green fruit ripens to red, yellow, orange or chocolate. Start indoors earlier than other peppers as it is slow to germinate. Have become a culinary rage as they are incorporated in ketchup, burgers, jelly and candy in small amounts. Great for salsa, chutney, jerk sauces, and ghost pepper jam! Used in non-lethal hand grenades and pepper spray.
Pollination occurs by insect, bird, wind, humans, or other natural mechanisms. Because there are no restrictions on the flow of pollen between individuals, open-pollinated plants are more genetically diverse. However, as long as pollen is not shared between different varieties within the same species, then the seed produced will remain true-to-type year after year.
This variety has a history of being passed down within a family or community, similar to the generational sharing of certain items like jewelry or furniture.
* This is an estimated guide. Conditions may vary considerably due to location.