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Super-Hot Chiles: The New Scoville NumbersBelow are the preliminary Scoville Heat Unit measurements for various super-hot chile peppers that grower Jim Duffy and capsaicin expert Marlin Bensinger tested late last year. Many of these were done both individually by Bensinger and after he submitted some chile pods to an independent, third-party lab, Analytical Food Labs in Grand Prairie, Texas.

As always, please keep in mind that the Scoville Heat Units listed are just estimates at best. Scoville units for each chile pepper may vary greatly due to the seed lineage, season, climate, soil, and other conditions in which the they are grown. In the case of the “newer” super-hot chiles such as the Trinidad Scorpion “Butch T” strain, organizations like the Chile Pepper Institute will grow the chiles for several more growing seasons in order to test for a more accurate average SHU rating.

Scoville Scale Ratings for Super-Hot Chile Peppers

Chile Pepper ↓ Scoville Heat Unit Rating↓
Jamaican Yellow 001150,000
Jamaican Red 002200,000
Congo Yellow 003300,000
Congo Red 004300,000 – 400,000
Fatalii 005300,000 – 400,000
Devil’s Tongue Yellow 006400,000
Devil’s Tongue Red 007400,000 – 500,000
Congo Black 008300,000 – 500,000
Jamaican Chocolate 009300,000 – 500,000
Habanero Chocolate 010300,000 – 500,000
Bhut/Naga Jolokia Yellow 011500,000
Devil’s Tongue Chocolate 012500,000
Trinidad Yellow Scorpion 013400,000 – 600,000
Trinidad Yellow 7 Pot 014500,000 – 600,000
Naga Morich/Dorset Naga 015600,000 – 850,000
Trinidad 7 Pot CARDI Strain 016850,000
Bhut/Naga Jolokia Red/Ghost Chile Pepper 017600,000 – 1,000,000
Bhut/Naga Jolokia Chocolate 018800,000 – 1,000,000
Trinidad 7 Pot Jonah 020800,000 – 1,200,000
Trinidad 7 Pot Douglah 021800,000 – 1,200,000
Trinidad Moruga Scorpion 022800,000 – 1,400,000
Trinidad Scorpion Butch T 023800,000 – 1,400,000

Super-Hot Chiles: The New Scoville Numbers

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