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The 11th Annual Hot Pepper Awards ACCEPTING ENTRIES!

AJ Drew

Member Since 13 Dec 2014
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Komodo Dragon - How does this happen?

Today, 04:00 PM

A couple years ago, maybe 2015, a pepper came out of the UK called the Komodo Dragon.  It was one of the untested hottest peppers in the world.  Thing is, it did not look like a super hot in any of the photos.  No wrinkles.  No blisters.  Per CPI, the thing that makes a super hot is that the placenta grows on the walls of the pepper.  More wrinkles means more internal surface area for that placenta to grow.  I was curious and got some seeds in.  Grew like a habanero, tasted like a habanero, heat like a habanero.  I just kind of blew it off figuring the seed source was a scam.  Now it is a couple seasons later and I am reading the same reviews from lots of folk.


Wondering why and how something like that happens.  I can understand people talking about the next hottest when something is in the 2m shu range, but a habanero?

Has anyone else grown the Komodo Dragon and had different results?



How many next hottet pepper in the world???

Yesterday, 04:26 PM

Does anyone else remember when Fatalii Gourmet Jigsaw was going to be the next hottest pepper in the world?  I am wondering if maybe we could come up with a list of all the Next Hottest Pepper in the world since the last title holder: The Carolina Reaper.  From memory, this is all I can come up with but it seems like there were so many more.

Fatalii Gourmet Jigsaw
Dragon's Breath
Pepper X

I think there was one by Primo too but I forget its name.  Maybe something creaper or something like that.

The Cayenne List

09 November 2017 - 05:51 PM

How many different variety of cayenne can we come up with.  Hopefully this will go over better than the jalapeno.  There I think we stalled at yellow.  Here goes.

Golden Cayenne

The Jalapeno List

04 November 2017 - 10:21 PM

There are likely thousands of jalapeno variety, but lets see if we can come up with a list of the truly unique and what makes them unique.


Farmers / Potato - Because there appearance is almost pure cork.
Biker Billy - If it is not the hottest jalapeno, it has to be up there.
Purple Jalapeno - Cause it is purple


Lets see how large of a list we can get.  Is there a white or yellow jalapeno?

Are pod sellers hostile or is it the whole internet?

04 November 2017 - 08:43 PM

I am curious, do folk who sell fresh peppers on the internet have a horrible reputation or is it internet merchants in general?  We've had great luck with USPS but things do occasionally go wrong.  We replace or refund.  When things go horribly wrong, we do both.  It is nothing but a thing.  But patrons seem very surprised when we are so casual about it.


But there is more to it than folk just being surprised.  Sometimes the first email about a problem will include all sorts of screen shots and other proof that they paid for their order as if I am going to doubt them. 


Is it just an internet thing?