(Capsicum x ‘Naga Viper’)
Heat Rating out of 10: 10++
This extremely hot chilli is a hybrid based on the Bhut Jolokia, the Naga Morich and the Trinidad Scorpion created by Gerald Fowler in Cumbria, England. The wrinkly fruits have a very oily flesh so take care when handling.
Basil (holy, lemon, lime, green ruffles), garlic, ginger, coriander, galangal, turmeric, lemon grass and cumin. All meats and most vegetables along with coconut, lime and lemon go well with chillies.
Chillies form an integral part of many Asian and Latin American dishes along with some European, African and North American. Indeed, over time most cuisines have added this fiery little fruit into their recipes. There are many forms that vary in colour, shape, flavour and of course heat. Use sparingly in any dish that needs heat including curries and sauces. Harvest when fruit turns red. Can be dried for later use.
Plant in a protected spot out of fierce sunlight and wind in a well drained but moist soil. May need some support when it ages.
Regular applications of Seasol and Powerfeed will keep the plant looking good and producing lots of tasty chillies.
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