Currently the plants we are selling are strong, bushy and growing vigorously, 20-30cm tall. They have buds, perhaps some flowers, but fruit yet. This variety can grow into a large plant but must be potted up into a large pot as soon as possible if it is to grow large.
Dorset Naga (Capsicum chinense)
Dorset Naga is one of the hottest chillies in the world, capable of reaching a million Scoville Heat Units and more. The scorching heat of the fruit is combined with a distinctive fruity aroma, making this a truly exceptional chilli.
The wrinkled, wedge-shaped fruit ripen from green to red, and can be harvested at either stage of maturity. They can be up to 30 x 50mm in size, but can be smaller when the plants are grown in pots. The plants are tall and ungainly, and when grown in the ground and given plenty of light, they can reach 1.5m or more. When grown in pots, however, their height can be considerably reduced. For more information about Dorset Naga click here.
Heat level: up to 1,221,000 SHU (superhot)
For more information on heat levels see How to Choose the Right Variety)
A Sea Spring Seeds variety
Dorset Naga Growing Challenge
In 2018 we challenge growers to see who can get the most red chillies off one Dorset Naga plant. If you think you are a good chilli grower why not give it a go? For more information click here.