CPI Bhut Jolokia
One of The World’s hottest chilli is the Bhut Jolokia originating in Assam in North East India. This records holder variety is bred by The Chile Pepper Institute with an official Scoville heat rating (SHU) of 1,001,304 SHU twice that of the previous record holder, the Red Savina.
A SHU stands for Scoville Heat Unit and is the amount of water needed before the chilli heat is undetectable. One drop of the Bhut Jolokia extract needs a million drops of water. (Capsicum chinense) Seed Origin The Chile Pepper Institute