First Naga flower

Posted: July 17, 2011 in Uncategorized

Naga_flower

I planted the seeds from an Assam Naga (or Bhut Jolokia *) chilli earlier this year, and to my amazement I now have a dozen healthy chilli plants which are starting to flower. They have to be carefully pollinated using a small artist’s brush – but if all goes to plan it looks like I could have dozens of the world’s hottest chillies to add to my cooking over the next couple of months!

(* In 2007, Guinness World Records certified the Bhut Jolokia as the world’s hottest chili pepper, 401.5 times hotter than Tabasco sauce.)

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