Pepper hot (Capsicum annuum)
With a compact plant habit ‘Fiery Flames’ is ideal for patio containers and pot production. The 3cm long upward facing fruits ripen from dark green to red producing over 50 per plant with a hot 86,000 SHU level. The plants are best finished in 9 or 10cm pots for commercial sales before placing in larger garden containers.
English common name: Chili Pepper
Scoville units / heat level: 86,000
Average fruit size: 3 x 1cm (length x width)
Average fruits per plant: 50 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, washing hands thoroughly after handling the fruits, due to the heat level.