Two ripe Fatalii chillies, with tape measure (in inches) for scale.
|Scoville scale||125,000–400,000 SHU|
The Fatalii is a cultivar of the chili pepper Capsicum chinense that was developed in southern or central Africa from chilis introduced from the Americas. It is described as having a fruity, citrus flavor with a searing heat that is comparable to the standard habanero, to which it is related and from which it was probably derived.
The plants typically grow 20 to 25 inches (51–64 cm) in height, but may reach 3 feet (0.91 m) or taller under optimal growing conditions, and plant distance should be about the same. The pendant pods get 2.5 to 3.5 inches (6.4–8.9 cm) long and about 0.75 to 1.5 inches (1.9–3.8 cm) wide. From a pale green, the most common variety matures to a bright yellow. Less common are red and white Fataliis.
The Fatalii is known for its extreme heat and citrus flavor. As such, it makes for a hot sauce that usually comprises other citrus flavors (e.g., lime, lemon). The walls of the peppers are very thin, making it very easy to dry. After drying, the peppers can be used as powders.[specify]
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