Updated: Oct 15, 2020
1. Brazilian Starfish Peppers
Scoville heat units (SHU): 10,000 to 30,000
A very tasty mild chili from Brazil! The seeds are non-gmo, easy to start and grow. Floral fruity tone with medium heat. This pepper can be eaten raw, or be made into salsa and put into salads.
Purchase Here! 2. Aji Omnicolor Peppers
Scoville heat units (SHU): 30,000 – 50,000
Beautiful multi-colored peppers that some people use for landscaping. The taste is both hot & fruity! The peppers start out light yellow, turn almost white, yellowish-orange and then, the final color, red. Sometimes, the peppers puts on a purple hue caused by an increase in Anthocynain, a pigment which ups UV protection.
3. Aji Lemon Drop Limon
Scoville heat units (SHU): 15,000 – 30,000
If you love citrusy and peppery this is the plant for you! This pepper plant, also known as ají limon, is native to Peru. It is growing in popularity due to it's unique flavor and ornamental beauty. The peppers start off green and mature into a golden-rod yellow.
4. Jwala Pepper
Scoville heat units (SHU): 20,000 – 30,000
This pepper is also known as the Indian finger hot pepper. It is the most popular hot pepper in India. The term “jwala” in Sanskrit means “an intense flame." The pepper has an appley flavor and dries well.
5. Goat Pepper
Scoville heat units (SHU): 100,000 – 350,000 (or more)
Also known as Bahamian goat pepper. Very popular in its native Bahamas. These peppers make tasty tropical hot sauces.
6. Red Savina
Scoville heat units (SHU): 350,000 – 577,000
This pepper once carried the title of hottest pepper in the world. The Red Savina was selectively bred to become hotter and hotter from the Caribbean Red Habanero.
7. 7 Pot Brainstrain
Scoville heat units (SHU): 1,000,000 – 1,350,000
Cultivated to look like a brain, this pepper is hot, with a slight smoky and fruity flavor. Great for making sauces or salsas.
A smaller version of Corno di Toro Red and Carmen. Sweet and early, delicious when eaten fresh, and the flavor deepens when roasted or grilled.
9. Round of Hungary
Specialty pimento cheese pepper. These peppers are very thick, sweet, and have delicious flesh. Great for stuffed peppers, salads, and in cooking.
10. Sweet Cupid
Fruits are smoother and have better flavor than Mini Apple. The peppers get sweeter as they get larger.