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HS 10,000 - 50,000
© by Wallace Phillips, used
The peppers shown here have a hotness rating of 10,000-50,000
The rating means one ounce of the pepper will make that many ounces
of sauce detectably hot. This group are the hottest in the world,
and this extreme level of heat is only found in less than 10%
of all the world's pepper varieties, and includes small-fruited
East Indian varieties, a Japanese variety and three from Mexico:
the Tabasco, Pequin and the world's hottest at the time, the Tepin.
Pepper photos shown in order of their heat level.
Updated April 30, 2016. Back to Pepper
seed catalog page.