For the last few years we have been growing the famous Dorset Naga, Bengle Naga, Dorset Zinger, Bhut Jolokia and Fire chillies. This year we have decided to trial new chilli varieties with a view to scaling up production next year. To allow this we have had to get some land and acquire a new poly tunnel to house our growing family of chillies.
New chilli varieties sown for are:
- 7 Pod Brainstrain Red -awesome name!
- Guntur Sannam
- Kashmiri Mirch
- Burmese Naga
- Moruga Scorpion – (on a side note, I love the way my predictive software tries to change Moruga to morgue – the Morgue Scorpion 🙂 )
- Fatalii Jigsaw ( predictive text now wants to rename Fatalii to fatal 🙂 – The Fatal Jigsaw Super Hot Chilli!)
- Defcon 7 (and predictably Defcon is a Deacon Chilli .. )
- 7 Pot Chaguanas
All the new chilli varieties have been measured above 900,000 SHU – Scoville Heat Units is the way that the heat is measured in peppers.
Future articles will go into the full detail of each variety.
Until next time .. happy chilli growing.
The Chilli Guy