What's the deal behind these so called Super Hot strain of Peppers from India?
It's a story I've been tracking since September of 2000 when the first story appeared in International Herald Tribune. I was skeptical that a supposedly 'Cayenne' strain of Hot Pepper could be so hot. Then some lab testing indicated they could be in the 'Chinense' (or Habanero) strain of Hot Peppers.
There are many articles out there...many that contradict the others...
It's had more twists and turns than a jigsaw puzzle on steroids. Claims have been made that these Peppers have Scoville Units from 850,000 and 970,000. I tried vigorously to get seeds for these Indian Peppers to field test. At first it seemed it was more difficult to get quality, consistent seeds out of India than it is to get toys from China that are safe and lead free.
To make a long story short, I FINALLY located some seeds from a reliable source. They field tested well. We continued the testing in 2008 in our test gardens in Philadelphia, Baltimore, Fort Myers and Myrtle Beach. and in 2009 we offered them for sale. WOW...it has been a long journey. I didn't want to put an inferior product out there. So I may have missed out on some business the last few years. But even if you've bought Bhut Jolokia/Ghost Pepper/Naga seeds before...you need to try my seeds. They are Superior to anything out on the market.
AND....I GUARANTEE it will have been worth the wait.
Some Competitors are selling the seeds for $12 to $15. And there are many seeds selling that are totally useless (Like on E-Bay for up to $20). I priced mine as reasonably as I could. Enjoy!.