New Record Chilli – Naga Viper chilli – 1,349,000 SHU’s

by Hot Juan on October 16, 2010 · 11 comments

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Gerald Fowler - The Chilli Pepper Company

Gerald Fowler - The Chilli Pepper Company

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

1. – 1,349,000 SHU Naga Viper chilli
2. – 1,176,182 SHU Infinity Chilli
3. – 1,067,286 SHU ChilliPepperPeter Naga
4. – 1,041,427 SHU Bhut Jolokia

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.
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avatar A.j. Drew December 28, 2014 at 9:11 am

Its been some time since the Naga Viper held the official Guinness book record and it is still one of my absolute favorites. I would love to know if the shu rating is average or peak. If average, wow the peek must be killer.


avatar matt August 17, 2012 at 11:06 pm

where can i buy the actual trinidad chillies



avatar jbauer049 December 5, 2010 at 4:46 am

You have to find a way to ship the new Chili to the US. Ghost Chili was great, but I’m ready for Trinidad Viper Chili (Naga Viper Chili).


avatar burntrice October 16, 2010 at 6:42 pm

Wow, thats a pretty big jump from the previous


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