Pepper hot (Capsicum frutescens)
With a very compact plant habit ‘Demon Red’ is ideal for patio containers and pot production. The 4cm long upward facing fruits ripen from bright green to red producing over 100 per plant with a hot 173,000 SHU level. A UK RHS award winning variety the plants are best finished in 9cm pots for commercial sales before placing in larger garden containers.
English common name: Chili Pepper
Scoville units / heat level: 173,000
Average fruit size: 4 x 1cm (length x width)
Average fruits per plant: 100 plus
Plant type: compact
Production: greenhouse and outdoors in pots
Culinary use: Sliced in hot salads, chopped in stir-fries or other Asian dishes.
Note: handle fruits with care, wear gloves, mask and goggles before handling the fruits, then wash hands thoroughly after handling the fruits, due to the strong heat level.