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Dragon's Breath Chili Pepper Seeds

Dragon's Breath Chili Pepper Seeds

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Just when you thought super hot peppers couldn’t get any crazier, the Dragon’s Breath chili is born. The Dragon’s Breath pepper was developed in the UK and named after the Welsh Dragon, the official symbol of Wales. Apparently, they tried to use capsaicin from this super hot chili to develop a new topical anesthetic for people allergic to traditional ones.

The pepper plants we grew in 2021 reached around 3 ft. tall and produced pods quite bigger than what others have reported growing. Dragon’s Breath peppers have a medium-thick wall and ooze with nostril-stinging capsaicin oil when opened up. This newer pepper variety is very productive and very hot but still unstable.

This insanely hot pepper is no joke. Dragon’s Breath hasn’t officially dethroned the Carolina Reaper as World’s Hottest Pepper, but unofficial tests report above 2,400,000 SHUs. We're not so sure it is hotter, but we'll let you decide. Seeds and fruit should be handled with extreme caution. We quickly learned to only cut these outside wearing a double layer of gloves. Get ahold of these popular seeds while we have them and grow your own Dragon’s Breath pepper plants.

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  • Heat Level:
  • Plant Size: 4 ft.
  • Pod Size: 2 in.
  • Days to Harvest: 110 - 120+ days
  • Origin: United Kingdom
  • Species: Chinense
  • SHU: 2,000,000+

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Customer Reviews

Based on 52 reviews
Dragon’s Breath Germination

Like the Wicked Ghost peppers, I started these in 4 inch pots on a heating pad. Germination was 11 plants out of 12 seeds, a really good rate. Plants are doing well inside, waiting for more growth and warmer weather before transplanting them outside, about mid April.

Getting Started

So, you've received your seeds and are wondering what's next? At Pepper Joe's, we're committed to equipping you with everything you need to succeed in germinating the pepper seeds you've chosen. Our mission is to introduce you to a diverse array of pepper varieties, setting the stage for an exciting and rewarding gardening experience. Let's dive into the essentials together.

  • What You'll Need

    Soil and Tray Method

    Seed Starting Supplies 
  • Plant your Seeds

    1. Pre-saturate your seed starting soil mix. Ensure the seed starting mix is fully saturated prior to planting your seed.
    2. Make a ¼-inch hole in the center of each seed starting cell. A #2 pencil eraser is a great tool for making these holes.
    3. Place your seed and cover gently with soil.
      You can plant up to 4 seeds per cell to help ensure successful germination.
  • 4. Place your heat mat under  your base tray and your humidity dome on top. For best results, set your temperature controller between 75 - 80 degrees.

    5. Place your plant light above the seed starting tray and turn on. Refer to the plant light manufacturers instructions for the optimal distance. Plant light should remain on for 14 to 16 hours per day.

    6. Enjoy watching them grow! See our full instruction page below for more information.

    Starting Peppers from Seed