Coming in at over 1,500,000 Scoville Heat Units, the Komodo Dragon Chilli pepper was the hottest commercially grown pepper in the UK at the time of its release in 2015. If you want a pepper with a huge reputation, the Komodo Dragon is your pepper. Introduced by Salvatore Genovese in the UK, the Komodo Dragon pepper is a cross between a Ghost and Trinidad Scorpion, so it’s going to intensely burn you. Double ouch!
The Komodo Dragon's heat is not instant and instead builds and builds. The flavor starts out with a delicious fruitiness but is then followed by the ridiculous fire breathing heat of the Komodo Dragon. This is a pepper for those who are experienced with super-hot peppers. The pod starts off green and ripens to red, and the productive Komodo Dragon pepper plant will grow to about 2 feet tall into a very bushy plant.
WARNING: Plants adjust to small, gradual changes in their environment better than sudden shifts, which is what the hardening off process is all about. Just as you get burned when you bare your untanned skin to the sun, leaves of plants started indoors will develop pale, sunburned patches if they are suddenly exposed to too much sun. The story has a happier ending when you introduce seedlings to bright light and sheltered breezes gradually, over a period of one to three weeks. Read more information onhow to harden off and transplant pepper plants in 6 steps.
Species: Capsicum Chinense
Heat Level: 1,500,000+ Scoville Heat Units
Type: Super Hot
Origin: Blunham, UK
Length:4-6 Inches tall
US Customers ONLY: We cannot ship live plants to Texas and New Jersey due to the Department of Agriculture forbidding invasive species to come into their state by mail
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