Komodo Dragon

Komodo Dragon


Scientific Classification

Capsicum Chinense

Heat rating in Scovilles:


The latest variation on the 7 pod, naga, jolokia, etc is the Komodo Dragon. Grown by the UK’s largest producer of chillies, Salvatore Genovese. In 2012 he gave us the Bedfordshire Super Naga. Salvatore has a seven-acre farm in Blunham, Bedfordshire where he spends his time trying to create even hotter varieties. “It’s the really hot ones that gain the most interest and so each year I try and grow one hotter than the last” said Genovese.

Due to the growing desire for ever spicer foods, the Komodo Dragon chillies were added in many Tesco stores in the UK and Europe in the Summer of 2015.

TASTE: At first you can taste a wonderful hot fruitiness but then after about 10 seconds the full might of this chilli hits you and your whole mouth is on fire.

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