Trinidad Scorpion Peppers
The current world record holder for the highest SHU (Scoville Heat Units) is the Trinidad Scorpion chile. A pepper grown in New South Wales, Australia, tested his and According to Guinness World Records, is currently the hottest chile pepper grown. It measured 1,463,700 SHU! You can buy Trinidad Scorpion seeds right here from Uncle Steve.
Ghost Peppers (Naga Jolokia)
Another recent record holder is the Naga Jolokia, also known as the "Ghost Pepper" or Bluth Jolokia it was the first chile pepper to dethrone the famous Red Savania Habanero which had at the time an amazing 577,000 SHU, holding the record for almost a decade. You can now purchase seed for 3 different colors - Red Ghost Pepper seeds, Yellow Ghost Peppers and Chocolate Ghost Peppers. Read more about The Ghost Pepper and its uses.
7 Pot Peppers
"7 Pot" chile got its name because it is so hot that just one pepper is enough to spice and heat up seven pots of chile. It looks like a version of the Trinidad Scorpion with the little pimples of the Ghost Pepper. Uncle Steve now has 7 Pot pepper seeds for sale for the 2012 growing season.
The race for the title "Hottest Pepper In The World" has changed hands 7 times in the last few years. There are now known peppers that rate over 2 million SHU! Go to the The Hot Pepper Blog and see the latest and share your comments on the subject or other hot chile related topics.