Though never officially crowned, the Dorset Naga was thought to be the world's hottest chilli in the mid 2000s, and one of the first chillies whose pods measured in above 1 million SHU.
The Dorset Naga was thought to be the world's hottest chilli in the mid 2000s, measuring in at 876,000 Scoville Heat Units (SHU), with individual fruits hitting 1 million SHU.
It is a relative of the super-hot and previous world record holder Bhut Jolokia, or 'ghost chilli', and a subspecies of the Naga Morich and was adapted and cultivated in the UK. The Dorset Naga is sweet in flavour with a floral fruitiness.
The Dorset Naga is highly regarded among Britain's Bangladeshi community, and used widely in cooking.
Warning: extremely hot ~ caution this chilli will not discriminate; Under no circumstances should one of these chillies be left with an unwitting person, especially a child.
|Germination Time||7 - 21 Days|
|Heat Level||Super Hot|
|Sowing Method||Raise Seedlings|
|Plant Life Cycle||Annual|
|Frost Hardiness||Frost Tender|