AURORA

Species: Annuum Origin: Unknown Heat: very hot

A colourful ornamental dwarf type with striking purple and green foilage. These small 10-12" plants make an excellent container plant and produce a profussion of 1 1/2in upright fruits which ripen at different times so the little bushes are covered with all different colors from yellow to orange to red to pepper. The peppers can be eaten although not recommended.


© Cross Country Nurseries

© Semillas La Palma
 

BANGALORE TORPEDO

Species: Frutescens Origin: India Heat: Hot

A Cayenne Type. Plant produces good yields of 5 ¼" long by ¼" wide long peppers which mature from lime green to deep crimson in approximately 90 days


© Harry Nyström

© Harry Nyström
 

BHUT JOLOKIA (BIH JOLOKIA)

Species: Chinense Origin: India Heat: Nuclear

This landrace chile originates from the northeast of India, particularly Assam, Nagaland and Manipur. It belongs to Capsicum chinense family and is known by many names in the different Indian provinces. The most common names include Bhut jolokia, Bih jolokia, Nagahari, Raja Mircha, Raja chilli or Borbih jolokia. For example Bih jolokia translates to 'poison chilli' in Assamese. Bhut Jolokia translates to 'Ghost chilli' probably due to its ghostly bite. Raja Mircha means 'King of Chillies'. Reports from Assam growers indicate the typical height of Bih Jolokia to be in the range of 45 to120 cm. Like other varieties of the Chinense species, the leaf surface has the characteristic crinkle look and the flowers are pendant, with creamy white corollas, often with a touch of light green. Fruits are 5 to 8.5 cm in length, 2.5 to 3 cm in diameter (at shoulder), with an undulating surface. However it doenst matter what its called, under the right growing conditions these chiles are blisteringly hot with recent tests indicating a heat level of 1,041,427 Scoville Heat Units. Only a few of its closely related Bangladeshi cousin can lay claim such outrageous heat levels.


© The Chilli Pepper Company

© theChileman
 

CHI CHIEN

Species: Annuum Origin: China Heat: Hot

This is a hot pepper from the Chinese subcontinent. Chi-Chien produces thin-skinned red peppers that can be used fresh for cooking or dried for storage and future use. The medium size peppers are popular for cooking in many hot spicy Chinese foods. This variety is also an ideal ornamental plant in the gardens due to its striking and brightly coloured pepper pods. 70,000 Scoville Units


© Chillifire
 

FATALII

Species: Chinense Origin: Central African Republic Heat: Extremely Hot

This chile is one of the hottest, if not the hottest on earth. A Habanero relative and sometimes spelt Fatalli, this prolific plant can grow upto 4ft tall, although 2ft is more common. The plant produces good yields of 3" long by 1 ¼" wide wrinkled extremely hot fruits which turn from pale green to bright yellow when mature (100 days). They have a fruity, almost citrus-like flavour and make a very attractive-coloured hot sauce. Believe me, these are not called 'Fatalii' for nothing!!!.


© Mark McMullan

© Mark McMullan
 

HABANERO LONG CHOCOLATE

Species: Chinense Origin: Unknown Heat: Very Hot

A chinense from the Caribbean region. Produces very hot 5-8 cm long pods that ripen from green to dark brown.


© Bayou Traders

© theChileman
 

HABANERO MUSTARD

Species: Chinense Origin: Unknown Heat: Very Hot

This is a rare habanero. Large plant (18-32") produce high yields of peach-colored fruits (95-100 days)


© Mark McMullan
 

HABANERO ORANGE

Species: Chinense Origin: Unknown Heat: Very Hot

Habanero Orange chiles are a little slower to germinate than many others, but this chile variety is worth the wait as it is 40 times hotter than a standard Jalapeno Pepper! A producer of light green, thin, crinkled peppers which ripen to a brilliant orange-red coloration (85-95 days), each chile pepper is around 1½ inches long by about 1 inch across. This variety is dangerously hot and not for the faint hearted, tipping in at an eye watering 200,000 - 300,000 scoville heat units.


© South Devon Chilli Farm
 

HABANERO WHITE

Species: Chinense Origin: Peru Heat: Very Hot

The White Habanero also know as 'Peruvian white Habanero' is a lovely & rare variety that is hard to come by and said to originate from Peru. These firey hot lantern shaped peppers grow on small, but very high yielding bushy pepper plants with the creamy-white colored pods measuring approximately 2 inches long by 3/4 of an inch in diamater. If you like seraing hot chiles, this could be the one for you as they have been rated at over 300,000 scoville heat units.


© John Leone

© Harry Nyström
 

MARBLES

Species: Annuum Origin: USA Heat: Medium

Marbles is a beautiful edible ornamental pepper created by Oregon State University. This compact 12 to 18 inch plants become densely covered with fruit and are very decorative producing marble-sized peppers which grow erect on the plant. The pods turn a collection of colours, first yellow, then purple, orange, and finally maturing to a flame red approximately 55 to 65 days after transplanting.


© Mark McMullan

© Mark McMullan
 

 

 

AURORA
BANGALORE TORPEDO
CHI CHIEN
FATALII
HABANERO LONG CHOCOLATE
HABANERO MUSTARD
HABANERO ORANGE
HABANERO WHITE
MARBLES
NAGA JOLOKIA (TEZPUR) PC-1
NUMEX TWILIGHT
PURIRA
SCOTCH BONNET BURKINA YELLOW
NAGA MORICH (DORSET NAGA)
BHUT JOLOKIA (BIH JOLOKIA)