See details at post #241. Good Luck!!
I had lunch on Friday with some fellows I believe will roll out the next record holder.
And their testing sounds to me to be extremely credable.
How about 50 pounds of peppers? From many different pepper plants. And testing over a 5 year period? Application pending with the Guinness folks.... (I know the Guinness folks don't know much about Chiles...but it is a good credability enhancer and it costs a fortune to get in there. I hear it can be $30 Grand)
These two guys KNOW Hot Peppers. One of them has created 600 new varieties of Hot Peppers himself.
He tell me most peppers that we call Trinidad this or Trinidad that...actually originated in China. How does her know? He does the DNA testing himself.
These were a cool couple of guys that seem to have high integrity and know their peppers.
Do we need a new Champ?
Look that's a whole different story. How much heat is enough?
Personally, I'm more into taste and ease of growing and how prolific is the plant. That's also what works best for my customers.
The Ghost Pepper and Bhut Jolokia are still selling like crazy for us..and I think it's because of the flavor and being easy to grow and getting an abundant crop. And in spite of all of the Super-Hots and their names and the confusion...Ghost Pepper and Bhut Jolokia are some of the most recognizable pepper names on the planet. But it did take them 11 years to get there.
My two top selling Hot Peppers are now the Butch T and the Peter Pepper. The Peter Pepper has been in my top 3 sellers for years. Yet, most people never heard of them.
I recently did Home and Garden trade shows in Atlanta, Charlotte and Charleston and most folks that visited our Booth never heard of the Peter Pepper. Those shows have been invaluable at getting our customers and future potential customers pulse beat. So we'll be ramping it up later this year and in 2013.
Anyway, what's the name of the next Worlds Hottest Pepper?
Edited by The Hot Pepper, 14 August 2012 - 02:01 AM.