Turtle Claw plug plant


Knobbly, elongated fruit combine very high heat levels with a delicious lemon flavour.

Heat level: very hot
(approx. 96,000 SHU)

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Turtle Claw
Capsicum chinense

All things considered – flavour, heat, plant size, and yields – this is one of our favourite habaneros. The elongated, knobbly fruit are very hot and have a flavour redolent of lemons. They measure about 9 x 38mm and mature from light green to pastel yellow.

The plants have a compact, bushy growth habit that makes them ideal for growing unsupported in small pots 1 to 5 litres in volume. Despite their size, they are extremely prolific and produce dozens and dozens of fruit throughout the growing season.

Turtle Claw is also known as ‘Finger Naga’ among our Bangladeshi friends and acquaintances, and looks similar to the varieties ‘Aribibi Gusano’ and ‘Caterpillar’ found online and elsewhere.

Heat level: very hot (96,000 SHU)
For more information on heat levels see How to Choose the Right Variety

A Sea Spring Seeds variety

Additional information

Heat level

100,000 SHU – that is very hot!


Capsicum chinense

Fruit characteristics

The fruit are strange, knobbly and elongated with a blunt end, measuring about 9 x 38 mm in size. They start a pale lime green and will ripen to a pale yellow or almost white. Despite their low key colour, their flavour is superb! Citrusy, fruity…. very nice.

Plant characteristics

Bushy plants that will be wider than they are tall. The plants do well in small pots, e.g. 1 litres, but will produce bigger plants in bigger pots. They need more water than most chillies. They are very productive, with branches being laden with fruit.