Pepper hot (Capsicum chinense)
Balls of Fire
Balls of Fire is 30-35cm tall, early to mature with creamy white to orange then edible red fruits, giving a multicoloured effect. Medium heat up to 20,000 SHU. Fruits are 1.5cm round with 30 to over 50 fruits per plant dependent on pot size an excellent ornamental edible.
English common name: Chili Pepper
Scoville units / heat level: 20,000
Average fruit size: 1.5cm round
Average fruits per plant: 30-50
Plant type: compact
Production: greenhouse and outdoors in pots
Culinary use: Pick and slice or eat whole in salads when fruits are bright red
Note: handle fruits with care, washing hands thoroughly after handling the fruits, due to the heat level.