World's hottest chilli seeds
Below you will find a list of some of the hottest chillies in the world. All the seeds are available in single packets and ten are also included in one of the World's Hottest Chillies seed collection.

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African Bird, Wild, Chilli Seeds

This tiny little piquin shaped devil is rated in the top ten for it's strength. They grow on small rounded bushes in prolific numbers, small upright chillies just 2 cm long literally covering the plant.

Wild African Bird chillies are almost indistinguishable in taste from the Piri Piri and tyhery grow wild across southern Africa. Maturing to a bright red, this little chilli is proof that dynamite comes in small packages.

Capsicum Frutescens. Sow in UK Feb-April

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Price £1.49 - 12 seeds
Antillias Caribbean Chilli Seeds

Red fruiting Scotch Bonnet with quite large globular shaped fruits, 5 x 3 cms. Used for cooking and ideal for sauces. Extremely pungent and strong aroma.

This is an extremely hot chilli, packing a punch at 300,00 scoville units in fruits about 2 inches in length which start out a brilliant lime green, maturing through orange to red. Fruits are borne on a medium sized plant, around 70cm to 90cm with a very open habit.

Capsicum chinense. Sow in UK Jan - Early March.

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Price £1.49 - 12 seeds
Bhut Jolokia Chilli Seeds
Superhot Fire Chilli- 1,000,000SHU+!

Originating in Assam in northeastern India, this superhot chilli is documented in the Guinness Book of Records as the world's hottest chilli. It topped the scales at over a million Scoville heat units, with an official rating of 1,001,304.

The chillies are large, crumpled wedges that ripen fom green to red, becoming unbelievably hot as they do so. But the mighty Bhut is grown not just for its immense heat but its fresh citrusy flavour which adds a new dimension to spicy dishes

If you like the mighty Bhut, check out new Megascoville chilli seeds - Chocolate Jolokia, Morouga, Seven Pot, Trinidad Scorpion on this page.

These varieties are also available as
plants.

Capsicum chinense. Sow in UK Jan - Early March.


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Price £2.50 for 10 seeds
Chocolate Bhut Jolokia Chilli Seeds
Superhot Fire Chilli- 1,000,000SHU+!

A gorgeous chocolate-coloured strain of the Bhut Jolokia, this is a true strain from north-east India that was discovered several years ago. Pungency and flavour are very similar to the usual red-coloured pods but some pods grow to an exceptionally large size. It has been named due to its colour and does not taste of chocolate!

If you like the mighty Bhut, check out new Megascoville chilli seeds - Chocolate Jolokia, Morouga, Seven Pot, Trinidad Scorpion on this page.

These varieties are also available as
plants.

Capsicum chinense. Sow in UK Jan - Early March.


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Price £2.50 for 10 seeds
Bhut Jolokia, White Heat Chilli Seeds
Superhot Fire Chilli- 1,000,000SHU+!

As pretty as it is unusual, this white strain of the Bhut Jolokia chilli is a real rarity for your chilli plant collection. Pods share the best characteristics of the mighty Bhut - its extreme heat and delicious citrus tang, with the added bonus of beautiful smooth, ivory coloured pods. If you are looking for something out of the ordinary, why not try this white heat!

If you like the mighty Bhut, check out new Megascoville chilli seeds - Chocolate Jolokia, Morouga, Seven Pot, Trinidad Scorpion on this page.

These varieties are also available as
plants.

Capsicum chinense. Sow in UK Jan - Early March.


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Price £2.50 for 10 seeds
Fatalii Chilli Seeds

Seriously hot Habanero relative from the Central African Republic. Chillies are little wrinkled wedges in a gorgeous golden colour that imparts its colour and rich, citrusy flavour into food. These are seriously hot chillies at 350,000ScU - not for nothing are they called Fatalii!

These varieties are also available as
plants.

Capsicum chinense. Sow in UK Jan - Early March.


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Price £1.49 - 12 seeds
Habanero, Chocolate Chilli Seeds

This pepper has little to do with the sweet treat we associate chocolate with, save for the rich colour of its skin. The chocolate Habanero pepper packs a punch far spicier than regular Habanero, with 425,000 Scoville units in each pepper.

Chocolate Habanero, also known as brown or black Habanero and also the Congo Black, take a bit longer to cultivate, but the growers patience is rewarded with a searing hot pepper that is the spiciest variety of Habanero.

These varieties are also available as
plants.

Capsicum chinense. Sow in UK Jan - Early March.

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Price £1.49 - 12 seeds
Habanero, Mixed Chilli Seeds

For those people who like it hot but just can't make up their mind which hot! This is a mix of Habanero seeds including Orange, Chocolate, White, Mustard and Paper Lantern. You will get a good mix of plants with this packet.

Capsicum chinense. Sow in UK Jan - Early March.

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Price £0.99 - 12 seeds
Habanero, Orange Carrot Chilli Seeds

Next on the list, the traditional Habanero chili has a Scoville rating of up to 350,000 ScU. The name Habanero is Spanish for from Havana.The pepper is used in cuisine throughout the Yucatan. This popular hot pepper has fruits which are small and wrinkled, measuring 3.5-6cm long and 2.5- 4cm wide and ripen from green to light orange.

These varieties are also available as
plants.

Capsicum chinense. Sow in UK Jan - Early March.


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Price £1.49 - 12 seeds
Habanero, Paper Lantern Chilli Seeds

Paper lantern chillies are beautifully ornamental plants with their bushy habit and myriad of clusters of emerald green, crumpled teardrop chilli pods. As chillies mature, their colour turns to a rich, blood red that appears to glow in the sunlight.

Don’t be fooled by their pretty appearance, these chillies are amongst the hottest five chillies in the world at 450,000ScU! They do very well in pots or will grow a bit bigger in a sheltered border, going very well with the bright colours of a summer flower bed – a real twist on the Hot border!

These varieties are also available as
plants.

Capsicum chinense. Sow in UK Jan - Early March.

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Price £1.49 - 12 seeds
Habanero, Caribbean Red Chilli Seeds

Ferociously hot Habanero that has measured up to 445,000 Scovill Heat Units. The slightly crumpled pods are similar in shape to a standard Habanero, measuring around 4cm x 5xm.

Unripened pods are an attractive emerald green and they ripen off to a gorgeous pillar box red in around 110 days. The are extremely productive chilli plants, reaching over a metre in height if they reach their full potential. They are grown not only for their heat but extremely strong fruity flavour which makes them a favourite for sauces as well as salsas and salads.


Capsicum chinense. Sow in UK Jan - Early March.


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Price £1.49 - 12 seeds
Habanero, White Chilli Seeds

This rare, white chilli is a seriously hot Habanero from Peru, measuring 420,000ScU. You should have fruit within 90 days. The small, fiery, lantern shaped pods grow quite prolifically on quite large, bushy plants. Pods are about 2cm long and are actually a creamy colour rather than pure white. A rare and unusual chilli for your collection.

These varieties are also available as
plants.

Capsicum chinense. Sow in UK Jan - Early March.

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Price £1.49 - 12 seeds
Jamaican Hot Red Chilli Seeds

This attractive crumple-podded chilli is actually an Annuum variety that packs a punch similar to Habanero or Scotch Bonnet. They have a very distinctive apricot and citrus flavour with smoky undertones that adds a great depth of flavour as well as heat.

Jamaican Hot Red is a compact plant with dense foliage. Pods are bright red, with an interesting crumpled appearance. They are thin-walled and juicy. An unusual chilli plant with many things going for it.

These varieties are also available as
plants.

Capsicum annuum. Sow in UK Feb - Early April.

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Price £1.49 - 12 seeds
Jamaican Hot Mixed Chilli Seeds

This attractive crumple-podded chilli is actually an Annuum variety that packs a punch similar to Habanero or Scotch Bonnet. They have a very distinctive apricot and citrus flavour with smoky undertones that adds a great depth of flavour as well as heat.

Jamaican Hot is a compact plant with dense foliage. This is a mix of Red, Yellow and Orange pods. They are thin-walled and juicy. An unusual chilli plant with many things going for it.

These varieties are also available as
plants.

Capsicum annuum. Sow in UK Feb - Early April.

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Price £1.49 - 12 seeds
Naga Morich Chilli Seeds
Superhot Fire Chilli- 1,000,000SHU+!

Hailing from Bangladesh, the Naga Morich is one of the world's super-hot chillies. Warwick University have recently completed HPLC tests on the Naga that have reached an incredible 1,598, 227ScU - that's half as hot again as the Bhut Jolokia, its close cousin. The tri-lobed, wrinkled wedge-shaped pods have a fresh citrusy flavour that is often overlooked in view of their phenomenal heat. the Naga is a little smaller and more pimpled that the Bhut.

If you like Naga, check out new Megascoville chilli seeds - Chocolate Jolokia, Morouga, Seven Pot, Trinidad Scorpion on this page.

These varieties are also available as
plants.

Capsicum chinense. Sow in UK Jan - Early March.

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Price £2.50 for 10 seeds
Pequin Chilli Seeds

An extremely hot little bird type chilli that produces fiery little blunt pods. Pods can reach around 100,000SHU. Originating from North East Mexico where pods are often pickled or used in salsas and sauces.

Pequin chilli plants are generally quite compact, growing up to 60cm tall in the first season but they can grow taller if successfully overwintered.


Capsicum frutescens. Sow in UK Feb - Early April.

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Price £1.65 for 10 seeds
Rocoto Rojo Chilli Seeds

Large, extremely pungent chillies with distinctive black seeds from the Peruvian Andes. They are sometimes known as Manzano, or 'apple' because of their shape. Rocotos can be more difficult to germinate than other chillies, but are remarkably cold-tolerant once they get going.

They have a very distinctive hairy foliage and are quite large plants. There are numerous varieties of Rocotos, these are quite large fruited red chillies that are amongst the world's hottest chillies at around 150,000ScU.


Capsicum pubescens. Sow in UK Feb - April.

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Price £1.65 - 12 seeds
Scotch Bonnet Chilli Seeds

Scotch bonnet peppers are very similar to Habanero peppers in both appearance and heat. With Scoville ratings that top out at 325,000, Scotch bonnet peppers are originally from the Caribbean, taking their name from their resemblance to the hats Scottish men wear, rather than their place of origin. Choose between red, orange and yellow or a mix of Scotch Bonnet seeds.

These varieties are also available as
plants.

Capsicum chinense. Sow in UK Jan - Early March.

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Price £0.99 - 12 seeds
Seven Pot, Yellow Chilli Seeds

Yellow 7 Pot is an extremely rare chilli so you could be one of the first in the country to try this superhot pod! The 7 Pot is one of a small collection of seriously hot pods to come out of Trinidad in recent years.

The chilli apparently gets its name from being so hot that it can heat up seven pots of stew; one pod, one family one week! That's a mighty hot chilli and some serious value for money! Guaranteed to set your mouth on fire!

If you like superhot chillies, try the Trinidad Scorpion, Morouga Red, Bhut Jolokia, Chocolate Jolokia and Naga Morich!

These varieties are also available as
plants.

Capsicum chinense. Sow in UK Jan - Early March.

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Price £2.50 for 10 seeds
Superhot Thai Demon Chilli Seeds

A new hybrid Thai chilli producing small uniform fruits 7-8cm long. Extremely hot pungency. Fruit set is predominately on the outside of the plant aiding harvest. This new hybrid is extremely high yielding and an excellent new variety which has greatly improved the Thai chilli type, bearing prolific flowers and fruit from just 70 days after planting. 150,000ScU

These varieties are also available as
plants.

Capsicum chinense. Sow in UK Jan - Early March.

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Price £1.49 - 12 seeds
Tepin Chilli Seeds

The Tepin, or Chiltepin pepper grows wild in the deserts of Texas, New Mexico, Arizona and northern Mexico. Its tiny, about the size of a large pea, but its been measured at 265,000 Scoville units.

Tepin peppers are part of the birds or birds eye pepper variety. They form a large, bushy plant with an unusual round chilli pod that ripens from green to bright red and makes for an attractive plant for the garden or greenhouse.


Capsicum chinense. Sow in UK Jan - Early March.

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Price £0.99 - 12 seeds
Trinidad Congo Chilli Seeds
Rare Caribbean Chilli

This is a large red Habanero pepper, known locally in Trinidad as the Congo. It is a seriously hot pepper, though not as extreme as some of the other chillies to come out of Trinidad such as the Scorpion, Seven Pot and Morouga. The Congo is a large, fat, ribbed chilli around two inches in length with an intense, fruity flavour.


Capsicum chinense. Sow in UK Jan - Early March.

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Price £2.25 for 12 seeds
Trinidad Moruga Scorpion Red Chilli Seeds
Superhot Fire Chilli. World's Hottest Chilli at over 2,000,000SHU+

The Moruga is thought to be a cross strain of the Trinidad Scorpion and Red Savina chilli (once the hottest chilli in the world until it lost its crown to the mighty Bhut).

This chilli can certainly hold its own against the heavy-weights of the chilli world, one strain testing at over 2 million SHU. This chilli looks a little like a Scotch Bonnet with the tell tell pimples of the Naga. A very rare chilli and evilly hot! This is now the world record holder

These varieties are also available as
plants.

Capsicum chinense. Sow in UK Jan - Early March.

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Price £2.50 for 10 seeds
Trinidad Moruga Scorpion Brain Strain Chilli Seeds
Superhot Fire Chilli. World's Hottest Chilli at over 2,000,000SHU+

The Moruga Brain Strain is an unusual variety that is very similar to the Trinidad Moruga Scorpion, with very ridged pods that make it look a little like a little red brain, hence the name.

How this strain of the chilli came about is not quite clear. Some people believe it to be a natural strain of the plant, some think it's a Moruga crossed with a seven pot. Others believe it's actually a strain of Seven Pot.

One thing everyone is agreed on is the immense heat of the pods, enough to rival its fellow Trinidadian Superhots.

These varieties are also available as
plants.

Capsicum chinense. Sow in UK Jan - Early March.

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Price £2.50 for 10 seeds
Trinidad Scorpion Chilli Seeds
Up until Feb 2012 it was the Hottest Chilli in the World

Just one look at the scorpion tells you that this is one hot chilli. From its Habanero-shaped top to the kick of its scorpion tail, this chilli means business. Originating in Trinidad, the chilli has a fruity flavour, coupled with a tremendous heat. A strain of this chilli has been recorded in excess of 1.4 million Scoville Heat Units. Not one for the feint-hearted!

If you like this chilli, check out new Megascoville chilli seeds - Chocolate Jolokia, Morouga, Seven Pot, Naga Morich on this page.

These varieties are also available as
plants.

Capsicum chinense. Sow in UK Jan - Early March.

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Price £2.50 for 10 seeds
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