(Capsicum chinense ‘Yaki Blue’)
Heat Rating out of 10: 10+
Originally bred in the USA, this is a purple form of the Bhut Jolokia (rated the world’s hottest chilli in 2006). Very useful as an ornamental plant that produces high yields of fresh fruit during the chilli season.
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. Handle this extremely hot chilli with care and use to add a fiery heat to cooked dishes and sauces. Good for curry pastes and for drying. Harvest when fruit turns purple.
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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