Database of Chilli Pepper Varieties


Species: Chinense | Origin: Unknown | Heat: Extremely Hot

The Red Savina Habanero was reputed to be the worlds hottest Chile pepper weighs in at a whooping 577,000 Scoville Units!!! (thats before the Naga Morich/Dorset Naga came long). Its is also the first habanero to receive USDA plant-protection certificate.. At around 50 times as hot as a Jalapeno, it is one of the prime ingredients in the manufacture of the disabling Pepper spray used by Police forces around the world. Extreme caution must be taken when handling this pepper which has been known to blister sensitive skin. These firebombs grow on medium sized 2-3ft plants, with each plant producing up to 50 bright red coloured wrinkled fruits which reach maturity approx 100 days after transplanting.

Mark McMullan

Mark McMullan