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: superhot (up to 1,221,000 SHU)
For more information on heat levels see How to Choose the Right Variety)