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Neil Smith, Mark Peacock and Marcel de Wit

Neil Smith, Mark Peacock and Marcel de Wit

While Neil from The Hippy Seeds Co. broke the news on twitter about the test results for the Trinidad Scorpion Butch T, the seeds where provided by Neil, but grown by The Chilli Factory, a Specialist Hot Sauce manufacturer in New South Wales, Auz.

We have seen a few of The Chilli Factory Sauces in the UK, but we know very little about the company. Started in September 2000 by Chef Marcel de Wit with his wife Connie, they only started growing their own chillies in 2008 due to a lack of the super hot chillies to make their sauces.

They started by growing the Bhut Jolokia, but after talking to Neil at The Hippy Seed Co. and tasting the Trinidad Scorpion. Marcel working with Mark Peacock (B. Hort Sc) they planted their first seeds in July 2010 with the first fruits appearing in January 2011.

They send the first few pods to be tested, and while they knew they were hot, they were astonished at the results with the Interim results showing a whopping 1,463,700 SHU’s for the Trinidad Scorpion.

They have over 1,500 plants at the moment and are busy making sauces including the NEW Scorpion Strike which contains a staggering 58% Trinidad Scorpion, we hope to have Darth Naga testing this when we can.

You can find out more about this company and it sauces on their web site thechillifactory.com

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Hot-Headz are 1st again, and we have made it to 2nd place this month, but Scorchio has dropped to 6th from  2nd last month. The farms and specialist growers are high on the list again this month.  We also welcome back The Hot Sauce Emporium back in to the list.

Pos Site UK World Links
1 www.hot-headz.com
12,293
354,967
28
2 www.chilefoundry.co.uk
20,307
429,048
33
3 www.chillisgalore.co.uk
31,795
325,391
11
4 www.dartmoorchillifarm.co.uk
34,117
604,962
32
5 www.southdevonchillifarm.co.uk
38,262
862,338
42
6 www.scorchio.co.uk
46,938
427,630
60
7 www.mexgrocer.co.uk
52,427
901,523
77
8 www.chileseeds.co.uk
65,098
664,915
22
9 www.dryriverchillies.co.uk
105,739
1,234,800
7
10 www.hotsauceemporium.co.uk
127,706
1,255,362
79
This is based on data from Alexa (data recorded on 24/03/11)

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Would you like to be growing the worlds hottest chilli?

Trinidad Scorpion “Butch T”  - 1,463,700 SHU

Trinidad Scorpion “Butch T” - 1,463,700 SHU

We have a pack of 10 seeds from The Hippy Seeds Co. that we are giving away to one of our luck readers.

The Trinidad Scorpion “Butch T” has been recently tested at 1,463,700 SHU’s making it the Worlds Hottest Chilli, grown in Australia by Neil from The Hippy Seed Company, we have been lucky enough to get some of the first seeds available.

Note: We will draw the winner on the 21st April 2011, only one entry per person will be included in the draw, we will email the winner on the 21st asking for delivery details, We do not take responsibly for the viability of the seeds or any import restriction.

This draw is now completed – sorry you missed it

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We came across this on the web, it is an interview with Chilli Expert Joanna Plumb of Edible Ornamentals at the Edible Garden Show.

Listen!

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