Pepper hot (Capsicum chinense)
‘Fruity Volcano’ produces many 7cm long glossy wrinkled fruits with a hot fruity flavour, used fresh in hot salads in salsas or dried then ground for various hot Latin sauces. 135,000 SHU level, highly productive and ornamental.
English common name: Chili Pepper
Scoville units / heat level: 135,000
Average fruit size: 7 x 2.5cm (length x width)
Average fruits per plant: 50 plus
Plant type: indeterminate (needs support)
Production: greenhouse and outdoors in pots
Culinary use: Sliced in hot salads, chopped in salsas or dried and ground into sauces.
Note: handle fruits with care, wear gloves, mask and goggles before handling the fruits, then wash hands thoroughly after handling the fruits, due to the strong heat level.