Here is more info on what is hottest ...
In 2000, scientists at India's Defence Research Laboratory (DRL)
reported a rating of 855,000 units on the Scoville scale
and in 2004 an Indian export company called Frontal Agritech
obtained a rating of 1,041,427 units,
which would mean it is almost twice as hot as the Red Savina pepper
and roughly equal to the similar-looking Dorset Naga
which is derived from the Naga Jolokia. For comparison, pure capsaicin
rates at 15,000,000â€“16,000,000 Scoville units.
In 2005 at New Mexico State University Chile Pepper Institute
near Las Cruces, New Mexico, Regents Professor Paul Bosland found Naga Jolokia grown from seed in southern New Mexico to have a Scoville rating of 1,001,304 SHU by HPLC.
In February 2007, Guinness World Records
certified the Bhut Jolokia (Prof. Bosland's preferred name for the pepper) as the world's hottest chili pepper.
The effect of climate
on the Scoville rating of Naga Jolokia peppers is dramatic. A 2005 Indian study that compared the percentage availability of capsaicin and dihydrocapsaicin in Naga Jolokia peppers grown in both Tezpur
) and Gwalior
) showed that the heat of the pepper is decreased by over 50% in Gwalior's climate (similar temperatures but less humid, much lower rainfall).I think you should have a permit to grow these babies!