Hottest chilli: The Dragon's Breath chilli

Hottest chilli: The Dragon’s Breath chilli

London, United Kingdom – May 24, 2017 – The ‘world’s hottest chilli’ has been unveiled at this year’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show; The Dragon’s Breath chilli as it is known comes in at 2.4 million Scovilles (SCU), setting the new world record for the Hottest chilli.

Photo: The ‘world’s hottest chilli’ has been unveiled at this year’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show. The Dragon’s Breath chilli as it is known comes in at 2.4 million Scovilles (SCU), that’s 200,000 SCU hotter than the current record holder. The chilli is the culmination of a joint project involving Tom Smith Plants, NPK Technology and Newark-based chilli grower, ChilliBobs.

The Guinness World Records world record for the largest serving of chili con carne weighs 2,177.24 kg (4,800 lb), and was achieved by the Spirit of Texas Festival (USA) in College Station, Texas, USA, on 4 March 2017.

Guinness World Records also recognized the world record for the most Carolina Reaper chilis eaten in one minute; it is 120 grams and was achieved by Gregory Foster (USA), at an event organized by Puckerbutt Pepper Company at the Arizona Hot Sauce Expo in Tempe, Arizona, USA on 13 November 2016.

The ‘world’s hottest chilli’ has been unveiled at this year’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show.

The Dragon’s Breath chilli as it is known comes in at 2.4 million Scovilles (SCU), that’s 200,000 SCU hotter than the current Guinness world record holder.

The chilli is the culmination of a joint project involving Tom Smith Plants, NPK Technology and Newark-based chilli grower, ChilliBobs.

The Dragon’s Breath is being revealed to the world on the Tom Smith Plants stand at the Show.

As the creator, owner and commercial grower of the Dragon’s Breath chilli, father and son Bob and Neal Price, harvested it from seed. Bob said: “We make it a rule to taste every new type of chilli that we grow. As soon as we tried Dragon’s Breath we knew it was hot!”

At 2.4m Scovilles, the chilli grown for the Chelsea Flower Show is over 500 times hotter than tabasco sauce. The spicy heat of chilli peppers is measured using the Scoville scale, which was developed in 1912 by an American pharmacist Wilbur Scoville.

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