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The hottest chili pepper in the world is??

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by joed617, Aug 30, 2006.

  1. joed617

    joed617 Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Red Savina Habanero.. The "Red Savina™" Habanero (PVP 9200255) has been tested at over 577,000 Scoville units! That is over 50 times hotter than the common Jalapeño. The Red Savina Habanero is listed in the "Guiness Book Of World Records" as the world's hottest Chile Pepper.



    now if I can find them near by.. I'd be curious as to what the taste would be after the burn?
  2. cajunsmoker

    cajunsmoker Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Glad you posted the link Joe, cause I would have said Scotch Bonnett :evil:
  3. joed617

    joed617 Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    I thought it was scotch bonnet myself.. until I did some research .. the scoville scale heat index of a habanero and the scotch bonnet are just about equil at about 150,000 to 325,000 on the scoville scale. the Red Savina Habanero is 350,000 to 577,000 on the Scoville scale.
    This is a handy link of the Scoville chart for hot peppers.


  4. shellbellc

    shellbellc Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I have been tempted a number of times to grab one of the red sovina plants, but I'm afraid what my husband would use it in...
  5. joed617

    joed617 Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    I grew Habanero's a few years ago and they grew well .. I may try growing a few red sovina plants next year .. I have to wear plastic gloves cause it never fails I get an eye itch and well .. you know

  6. az_redneck

    az_redneck Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    For those of you who make their own hot sauce, there is a guy on the web that selld Savina mash in 5 gal buckets. I asked him if he had any smaller quantities and he said he was going to start selling it in quart size containers in October. I will be getting some of it for sure.

    BTW, I remember hearing somewhere that Red Savinas cannot be used commercially.. I don't remember if it's a law or it's some type of unwritten thing that chili heads abide by...

    Anyway, the guys web address is: Wildpepper
  7. jethro

    jethro Smoke Blower

    Greetings from tucson redneck and all, from what I understand the red savina® is a bio engineered plant and has a patent on it and that is why it can't be repackaged and sold without consent of the patent holder. I may be misinformed but that's my 2¢
  8. shellbellc

    shellbellc Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Here is a link to cross country nurseries, I get most of my tomato and pepper plants from here...they sell the red savina to the home gardner with the caveat that you won't user the seeds for commercial use...


    they have a great selection of peppers, even for mild palates...
  9. joed617

    joed617 Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Thanks Michelle for the link .. once you get by the burn the pepper has a great flavor .. My Mom, brothers and sisters don't like hot peppers .. anything other than glack pepper <from the can not freshly ground> is way too hot for them .. may as well just feed them oatmeal and jello ..