Fire plug plant


Fire by name, and fire by nature…  need we say more?  Originating in Suriname, this chilli is extrememly hot. It has wrinkled, elongated fruit that are wide at the shoulder, then quickly taper down to a point.

Heat level: approx 572,000 SHU

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Capsicum chinense

Originating in Suriname, this habanero chilli registered a surprising 572,000 SHU when grown on our Dorset nursery several years ago. We have not had it tested since, but we believe it is capable of much greater heat levels.

The wrinkled, elongated fruit are wide at the shoulder, then quickly taper down to a point. They are about 60mm long, change from green to red as they ripen, and have a lovely aroma when broken open. The first fruit produced on the plant, though, can be much smaller.

The plants are fairly tall and do best in the ground or large pots, 10 litres or more in volume.

Heat level: approx 572,000 SHU
For more information on heat levels see How to Choose the Right Variety.

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Heat level

570,000 SHU, i.e. very, very hot!


Capsicum chinense

Fruit characteristics

The fruit on this variety can be extremely variable. The first to develop are often tiny, round buttons, but these are followed by what we consider to be more characteristic of the variety, i.e. a elongated wedge. They start green and ripen to a red, and the skin is wrinkled.

Plant characteristics

For best results the plants's roots need plenty of growing room, so they are better in a loose, deep and free draining soil or in pots 10 litres or more in size. Plants need some form of support to prevent them falling over.