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Dorset Naga Pepper

The Dorset Naga Pepper

Scoville Rating
Dorset Naga Pepper : 661,451 - 1,032,310 SHU

When it comes to peppers there are more than most people can count. It is important that when choosing any pepper you know everything there is to know. The Dorset Naga pepper is a very popular pepper that has very specific flavor and heat notes. This is a super hot chili that has ranged from 661,451 SHU for green fruit and up to 1,032,310 SHU for ripened red fruit.

These are very hot chilies but they also have some very particular and specific flavor notes that make them unique. Aside from their very abrasive heat, these peppers also have a deep flavor that is deep and heavy which is great for anyone that wants a heat level that is hot without being overly so. These are great for those that like a very hot pepper that is jus hot enough.

This pepper plant is very prolific and does offer a large number of peppers for every plant. One recorded plant offered a total of 781 chilies on one plant. These are generally harvested between August and November and are perfect for anyone that loves fresh chilies. This is one of the hottest chilies that you can eat so it is very important that when handling these peppers you are very careful and make sure you do not touch your face or eyes after handling them.

This pepper is not native to the United States and instead comes from Asia. Since it is an extremely hot pepper, it is generally one that most chili heads want to try. However, there are some side effects that you should look for if you do decide to try this pepper. Running eyes, uncontrollable hiccups, pain, sweating, and more are all some of the lethal effects of this supremely hot chili.

Though most people think that the ghost chili is the hottest chili around, the dorset naga is far hotter. This pepper is one of the hottest in the world and stable populations of it have been established in the United states and other countries making them far more accessible and easy to buy than ever before. If you are a true pepper connoisseur you should certainly give these peppers a bit of a look.

This chili is not only hot, but also fruity and somewhat sweet which makes it a very interesting chili to try. Though this chili is far from a bell pepper, it has been said to have similar fruity undertones. These are not for the faint of heart but would be great if you wanted something that would really test your own personal limits and give you something to remember for years to come. You can find these chilies on line and in certain specialty shops around the country.

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