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Dorset Naga

One of the hottest chillies in the world, with a wonderful compelling aromatic flavour. Productive, versatile plants.

Approximate heat level: up to 1,221,000 SHU

Dorset Naga chilliesSeed of Dorset Naga

Price: £6.00

Capsicum chinense

Dorset Naga is one of the hottest chillies in the world, capable of reaching a million Scoville Heat Units and more. The scorching heat of the fruit is combined with a distinctive fruity aroma, making this a truly exceptional chilli. 

The wrinkled fruit are normally wedge-shaped measuring up to 30 x 50mm in size, however plants often also produce many smaller fruit of erratic shape. The unripe fruit are green, and then ripen to a bright red when they are at their hottest stage.

The plants are tall and ungainly, and when grown in the ground or very large pot can reach a height of 2 metres or more. Grown in smaller pots, however, their height is considerably reduced.

Heat level: 800,000–1,225,000 SHU (from tests done each year on whole crops grown at Sea Spring Seeds). BBC Gardener's World had a single fruit measured at 1,598,277 SHU

Approx. number of seeds per pack: 20

A Sea Spring Seeds variety

British Ethnic

We also sell plug plants of this chilli, see www.seaspringplants.co.uk

How many chillies can you grow on your Dorset Naga plant? Have a look at this! Click here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b9YdkmmJeuU


To see how the plants were grown: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Bm93RBvMfc

To see what we grew in 2012 click here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VVM0BhoolaU

To see a video of Dorset Naga growing in our polytunnels click here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IA9Vj9vfY_0

Dorset Naga - one of the hottest chillies in the world