Database of Chilli Pepper Varieties
7 POD (7 POT)
Species: Chinense | Origin: Trinidad | Heat: Nuclear
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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. We now see this pepper in various colours - red, yellow, brown, white and burgundy. No doubt purple will be along soon, followed by Cappuchino, Dusty Pink...