These innocuous looking chilli peppers happen to be the hottest in the world! This is my first harvest! The plant was actually doing quite well but waterlogging after the rain has brought about its sure death! Thank heavens I've three more plants in pots.
Much has been written about the Bhut jolokia which was recognised by the Guinness World Records as the world's hottest. The Assam native of the family of Capsicum Frutescent has a scorching 1,001,304 Scoville heat units.
Although this plant will not survive, the other three have a good number of blooms on them. And throughout summer I'll get to pick a few at a time.
As I post this I'm wondering how popular this plant is around the world. Have you ever grown this plant? I'd love to know!
Glory be to God for dappled things- For skies of couple-colour as a brinded cow; For rose-moles all in stipple upon trout that swim; Fresh-firecoal chestnut-falls; finches' wings; Landscape plotted and pieced--fold, fallow, and plough; And all trades, their gear and tackle and trim. All things counter, original, spare, strange; Whatever is fickle, freckled (who knows how?) With swift, slow; sweet, sour; adazzle, dim; He fathers-forth whose beauty is past change: Praise him. Gerard Manley Hopkins
The first flowering shrub I planted on our land
Every flower is a soul blooming in Nature.-Gerard De Nerval
Shall I not have intelligence with the earth? Am I not partly leaves and vegetable mould myself? -Henry David Thoreau