A new Chilli has just broken all records for heat, at 1,349,000 SHU’s (Scoville Heat Units). The new record holder is the Naga Viper chilli from The Chilli Pepper Company it has been tested at Warwick University HRI, who are quoted as saying “it’s hot enough to strip paint.”
The New Top Chillies
This new chilli variety has come about by crossing Bhut Jolokia, Naga Morich and Trinidad Scorpion. The Chilli Pepper Company has used a selective breeding approach, selecting pods for shape and size harvesting seed and growing on.
Gerald is sending the pods away soon for DNA testing, so we should soon know more about this amazing new chilli.