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 now the third hottest Chile Pepper in the world. Loosing the title to the Naga Jolokia.
The Red Savina Habanero is a strain of c. chinese developed from a mutant red pepper found in a field of orange Habaneros in 1989. It was found and developed by Frank Garcia, one of the 3 founders of GNS spices, which "owns" the Red Savina. The story goes that Frank was plowing under a large field of orange Habaneros rather then sell them at a much cheaper price then that which was negotiated for before planting. In the process of distorting the crop he spotted a plant with red fruit growing in the field. One red fruited plant among all these orange ones was rather odd and got his attention. He stopped the tractor, plucked up the plant and tossed it on the tractor and forgot about it for a while. The seeds from that single plant were grown, and through selective breeding, the Red Savina strain was developed. In 1994, the Red Savina set a world record for heat at 577,000 Scoville units. There have been a few contenders and some who have tried to cheat by adding Capsaicin extract, but to date the Red Savina Habanero is with out a doubt the offical world's hottest Chile Pepper grown on the plant earth.
You can purchase this once world champion hottest chile pepper, which also has a very unique flavor, as well many others HOT Chile pepper from Uncle Steve.