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Carolina Reaper

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Butch T

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Bhut Jolokia

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Moruga Scorpion

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Chocolate Douglah

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Red 7 Pot

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10% Off Pre-orders for Late Feb to March ’18.

World Record Breakers (six plugs) £13.95

6x super hot chilli plugs supplied (approx height 7-8cm)

This Chilli Plug Collection includes three Stars of the Guinness Book of Records and the three consistently hottest chillies according to the Chilli Pepper Institute Trials. The most extreme chillies available to man.
1 x Carolina Reaper Chilli Plug
1 x Butch Trinidad Scorpion Chilli Plug
1 x Bhut Jolokia Chilli Plug
1 x Morouga Trinidad Scorpion Chilli Plug
1 x Chocolate Douglah Chilli Plug
1 x Red Seven Pot Chilli Plug

Interesting Facts

As of December 2013, the Carolina Reaper stars in the Guinness Book of Records as the World's Hottest Chilli. It's a cross between a Pakastani Naga and a Red Habanero from the island of St Vincent bred by the PuckerButt Chilli Company in, yes you've guessed it, South Carolina!

Heatscale in Scoville Units (SHU)

Carolina Reaper: 1,569,300
Butch T Scorpion: 1,463,700
Bhut Jolokia: 1,001,304
Morouga Scorpion: 2,009,231
Chocolate Douglah: 1,853,936
Red Seven Pot: 1,291,800

More about the set

Such is the competition amongst the world's chilli heads to find or produce the World's Hottest Chilli that there are an increasing number of chillies that have broken the records in the past few years. This collection puts together the hottest and the finest chillies.

The Carolina Reaper is the new Kid int he Book, bred in Fort South Carolina by pepper cultivar Ed Currie. Originally known by the catchy name of HP22B which stood for Higher Power, Pot 22, Plant B, it was renamed once the grower realised what it was he hand on his hands.

Crowned King of the Pods in December 2013 by the Guinness Book of Records at a cost of 12,000USD to collect the evidence to prove it. The book states 1,569,300 Scoville units as the heat levels, but these actually peaked at over 2.2 million. One of these babies goes a long way …..

Butch Taylor, the owner of a Hot Sauce company was selectively breeding Trinidad Scorpions to get the hottest possible.  It was actually a Butch T grown in Australia that made it into the Guinness Book of Records with a rating of an insane 1,463,700 Scoville Heat Units. The chilli stayed in the book for nearly two years from early 2-12 to December 2013.

Bhut Jolokia is a long time favourite of chilli heads around the world. Aside form its intense heat, the chilli boats a sublime citrus flavour that has kept the plant in the greenhouses of chilli growers even after hotter pods have been found. The Bhut starred in the Book from 2007-2001.

The Chilli Pepper Institute published the findings of their in-depth testing of extreme chilli heat. They were interested not just in the hottest single pods but also the lowest heat recorded per variety and a mean average of heat for each variety. The three highest mean averages came out as follows.

Moruga Trinidad Scorpion had both the highest heat levels for a single pod, at 2,009,231SHU and the highest mean average 1,207,764SHU. Hailing from the island of Trinidad, plants produce a good number of pimpled, golfball sized pods, most of which have a scorpion kick to their tail.

Next up, with the highest of the low heat levels and so a really good bet for producing your own hot pods, came the Chocolate Douglah. Probably a kind of Seven Pot, the Douglah has a distinctive smoky flavour and searing heat. The highest single pod measured 1,169,058SHU with a mean average of 1,853,936SHU. The lowest heat level of any pod was 923,889.

The infamous Seven Pot is so called because of the intense heat andy robust flavour of each pod is enough to heat and flavour a whole week of meals.

potting on chilli plants

These plugs are already large and will need to be potted on as soon as possible. Your chilli plugs will need to be potted on into something around an 8cm, intermediary pots, prior to being transplanted into their final pots.

Most chillies are best suited to a 5+ litre pot but be a bit flexible here for giants or dwarf varieties. You can go as much as 10+ or more for really big varieties. Use a free draining compost mix to fill the pot, make a hole and pop in the plant. If you have an ordinary compost, mix with a little grit or sand. Firm down and give a good watering.

growing on chilli plants

By this stage an unheated greenhouse should suffice. This is obviously dependent on the weather. Chillies don’t like the cold and shouldn’t be left unprotected if the temperature is going to go down below 10oC. If you are quick off the mark and have your chillies arriving in March, keep indoors or in a heated greenhouse until the risk of frost has passed.

Chilli plants do not like sitting in wet soil, so keep it moist but not over-wet. Feed with a seaweed feed or dedicated chilli feed at the suggested rate. Keep an eye out for any pests or problems. These are best dealt with early on. Prevention is obviously better than cure, so keep plants well spaced and well ventilated. Remove any dead leaves or rotting plant material.

In the summer months, hardier chillies can be placed outside in a sheltered spot or on a warm patio. Acclimatize them slowly, bringing them in at night for the first week or whenever the temperature threatens to drop. Chinense varieties prefer the shelter of a greenhouse and will not flourish outside. Use a cane to support the plants as they grow if necessary.
Pre-order for a 10% discount on our 1st dispatch of Early-start Plugs (19th Feb - 4th March ’18) & Plants (19th March - 1st April).
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Founded by Sarah Hunt in 2008, World of Chillies is an online chilli shop specialising in chilli plants, seeds, gifts, dried chillies and sauces.

We are dedicated to the pursuit of everything that is hot and great.

We stock an extensive range of chilli plugs and plants varieties from around the world. VAT reg 223 1269 42
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