Hot Chocolate chilli plug plant


Compact plants that yield masses of chocolate brown fruit graced with a pleasant aroma.

Heat level: very hot
(approx. 140,000 SHU)

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Hot Chocolate 
(Capsicum chinense)

An impressive habanero that yields masses of very hot, shiny fruit graced with a strong, pleasant aroma. The fruit mature from dark green to a rich brown, and take on the shape of elongated cones that grow about 5.5cm long. Hot Chocolate was originally bought from a market trader in London’s East End, and we can’t believe our luck in finding it.

The plants develop into tidy, medium-sized bushes that can be grown in the ground as well as pots 5 to 10 litres in size. Though they are quite compact, they need some support to stay upright.

Heat level: very hot (approx. 140,000 SHU). 
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A Sea Spring Seeds variety

Additional information

Heat level

400 SHU


Capsicum chinense

Fruit characteristics

Fruit are teardrop shaped, measuring 1.2 x 2.0cm; they start lime green and ripen to a golden yellow. When ripe the fruit are fruity flavoured.

Plant characteristics

Tidy, bushy plants. Do very well in large pots, but also perform well in pots as small as 1-2 litres.