Approx. 15,000 SHU
So after growing the Count Dracula chilli how could we resist growing the Vampire. It is just as striking with the fruit also going from a deep black to green and then a BLOOD red…It has the typical annuum characteristics as it’s super easy maintenance/growing whilst pumping out pod after pod all season long. The foliage gets black too if you give it full sun which makes it even more of a growing temptation. Taste wise you wont be disappointed as the Vampire fruit are medium thick walled with a sweet and juicy tang that’s only moderate in heat. Pods on average are about 6cm long and 2 cm wide with the plant growing about a meter in a pot.
Yaki Blue (Fawn)
C. Chinense / C. Annuum
Approx. 600,000 – 800.000 SHU
This is one of the most stunning plants we have grown. Said to be a natural hybrid of the original Yaki Blue – Which is a cross between the Filius Blue and Bhut Jolokia. Plant grows over a meter and has beautiful purple stems and dark green foliage. Colour wise the fruit transition from green to fawn then to purple finishing up a deep purple/red. Not officially tested heat wise it is at least as hot as other Bhuts we have tasted. It has quite a fast building violent all over mouth burn that takes your breath away. Tastes slightly earthy and is reminiscent of the habanero flavour. This is one we highly recommend growing even if its just for its sheer beauty.
30,000 – 50,000 SHU
Another great Turkish variety from the city of Yalova in Turkey. Like most Turkish peppers it has a a lovely sweet flavour and is incredibly prolific if grown right. That said this one is very easy to grow and is one that won’t kill you with heat, allowing you to savor that great cayenne taste. Some have even gone as far as to say this is the best cayenne type pepper they have ever tasted.
20,000 – 30,000 SHU
What a little ripper of a producer the Yukari Bakan is. Its another great Turkish chilli variety that has an interesting nutty flavour with the typical stingy burn of the annuum types. Yukari means ‘Gift of God’ and Bakan means ‘overlooking’. It grows fairly compact with the fruit growing in unique little clusters. Pods dry well on plant without rotting if you get lazy like us with your picking. Pods grow upwards in bunches of 10-12 and ours turn from green to lilac and orange to finally a deep red. Plants are stunning when they get going and are a real stand out in the garden. We love to dry these for chilli flakes and powder.