Pepper hot (Capsicum chinense)

Balls of Fire

Balls of Fire is 30-35cm tall, early to mature with creamy white to orange then edible red fruits, giving a multicoloured effect. Medium heat up to 20,000 SHU. Fruits are 1.5cm round with 30 to over 50 fruits per plant dependent on pot size an excellent ornamental edible.

English common name: Chili Pepper

Scoville units / heat level: 20,000

Average fruit size: 1.5cm round

Average fruits per plant: 30-50

Plant type: compact

Maturity: early

Production: greenhouse and outdoors in pots

Culinary use: Pick and slice or eat whole in salads when fruits are bright red

Note: handle fruits with care, washing hands thoroughly after handling the fruits, due to the heat level.