The 7 Pot Primo is usually very lumpy and distorted. It has a fruity and floral flavor which is extremely hot. The color can vary between gold, brown, red and usually has a little tail growing out from it. Some people say that this pepper is literally hot enough to melt someone’s face off… well maybe not literally but it’s still pretty hot.
The story of this flaming hot pepper is an interesting one. In 2005, a man Troy Primeaux (or Primo) used to play his guitar to his friends down in Louisiana and was part of an indie rock band called Santeria. Though some people might have thought, the band was cursed. The drummer was hit by a bus and left paralyzed. Religious people would leave organs in their mailboxes for the name of their band which is of religious origin. Primo left the band and put aside his guitar to focus on creating one of the hottest peppers known to man.
Primo received some Naga Morich seeds from his English friend who had gotten them from a market in Bangladesh. Primo ended up growing some of the first Naga Morich seeds in North America and then obtained some Trinidad 7 Pot seeds from another friend who had received them from an elderly woman in Trinidad. He then crossed the strains.
It took eight generations but was able to get a stable enough version of his pepper. It usually takes 6 or 7 for that to happen with a hybrid chili. But he had finally done it, creating the 7 Pot Primo which is now grown in greenhouses. He is a manager of Louisiana Native Plant Initiative and makes the Primo, which is one of the most respect strains of chili.
7 Pot Primos can help stimulate the metabolism and is actually extremely good for us, despite how hot the pepper is. They help fight cancer, help diabetics and contain immune-boosting antioxidants. They can also reduce cholesterol. The seeds are extremely cheap, and you can even buy them online so you can grow them yourselves in the comfort of your own garden.
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