Naga Viper pepper

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Naga Viper
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Heat Exceptionally hot
Scoville scale1,382,118 SHU

The Naga Viper pepper is a hot chili pepper. In 2011, it was recorded as the "World's Hottest Chili" by the Guinness World Records with a rating of 1,382,118 Scoville Heat Units (SHU),[1] but was surpassed in SHU by several other peppers, such as Pepper X in 2017.[2]


The Naga Viper was created in England by chilli farmer Gerald Fowler of The Chilli Pepper Company in Cark, Cumbria.[3] It is claimed to be an unstable three-way hybrid produced from the Naga Morich, the Bhut jolokia and the Trinidad scorpion, some of the world's hottest peppers.[4]


  1. ^ Simon Wroe (22 January 2016). "Scoville scale: The hottest chillies in the world– in pictures". The Guardian. Retrieved 24 March 2018.
  2. ^ Elizabeth Licata (23 September 2017). "Pepper X is the new hottest pepper in the world". The Daily Meal. Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 15 December 2017.
  3. ^ "Hottest chilli in the world". North West Evening Mail. 25 February 2011. Archived from the original on 6 October 2012. Retrieved 26 February 2011.
  4. ^ "New Record Chilli – Naga Viper chilli – 1,349,000 SHU's". The Chilli Foundry. 16 October 2010. Retrieved 20 February 2011.