Tesco’s to sell the Komodo Dragon

by Hot Juan on August 12, 2015 · 1 comment

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You may have read in the national press about the Komodo Dragon that is being commercially grown in Bedfordshire by Salvatore Genovese who is one of the UK largest suppliers of fresh chillies to the supermarkets.

Salvatore Genovese and the Komodo Dragon (Image © Tesco) Salvatore Genovese and the Komodo Dragon (Image © Tesco)

The Komodo Dragon is reported to come in at 1.4M SHU (Scoville Heat Units) and is expected to retail at £1 for a 45g pack, and will be on the shelves in 500 Tesco branches until November.

Originally a specialist cucumber grower Salvatore Genovese took over his parents business and started growing chillies 15 years ago, the business has now grown to the point at which they harvest about 1 million pods per week (that is about 15 tonnes) just for the UK.

The Hottest chilli tested in the UK was the Katie grown by Matt Simpson of seed company Simpson Seeds that provisional tests results puts at 1,590,000 SHU

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avatar MikeStan79 August 15, 2015 at 9:40 am

I had one of these on a pizza last night, ibhad a sweat on by the end but I think 1.4 is a bit optimistic…

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