It won the Guinness World Record, however it was surpassed by the Carolina Reaper and by the even more famous Trinidad Moruga Scorpion.
This variety originates from the north-west of India and it is the result of a genetic improvement.
After full ripening, the colour is fiery red. It is less fleshy and smaller if compared to the Bhyt Jolokia, yet the shape is very similar. The taste is fruity and very aromathic.
A warm and humid weather is preferrable for this plant. It reaches 60-80 cm. It is possible to recreate small farming on balconies, inside vases with high quality soil, so the plant can grow with the proper nutritive elements. It has to be located in a sunny place, in fact for a correct development it needs sunlight.
Watering must not be abundant, we always remind to avoid stagnation. Once the plant is adult, you will only need to wet the soil when the surfare is dry. Do not soak the leaves, especially in sunny days.
For more information on farming, see the following guide: guide to growing chillies.
When eaten, this chilli pepper releases its spiciness very slowly, with an explosion of aromas wich vaguely remind of tropical fruit. It matches very well meat and main courses.