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10 June 2017

SCOVILLE HEAT UNITS: 923,889 – 1,853,986 SHU

The 7 Pot Douglah is an extremely hot pepper from Trinidad. It’s skin is notably dark chocolate brown and somewhat pimpled. It starts off green but matures to a rich brown. It is one of the Hottest Peppers in the World.

Aside from the color, it looks very much like other superhot chili peppers, roughly habanero shaped, about two inches long.

How Hot is the 7 Pot Douglah?

The 7 Pot Douglah measures in at between 923,889 – 1,853,986 Scoville Heat Units (SHU), so it is definitely a scorcher. A jalapeno pepper measures in at between 2,500 – 8,000 Scoville Heat Units, and a Habanero Pepper measures in at around 300,000, so that should give you a good idea of the overall heat.

So, the hottest 7 Pot Douglas is about 232 times hotter than the hottest jalapeno pepper and more than 5 times a very hot habanero pepper. Compare them to the mighty hot ghost pepper and you’ll find them nearly twice as hot.

Talk about heat!

Learn more about the Scoville Scale here.

What Does the 7 Pot Douglah Pepper Taste Like?

The flavor of the 7 Pot Douglah is fruity, like most of the superhot chili peppers, but also with hints of nuttiness and earthiness.

It offers up a quick blast of heat that lingers, so be prepared.

Comparable Peppers to the 7 Pot Douglah

Check out our list of superhot chili peppers, but more a good comparison would be many of the 7 Pot Chili Pepper varieties.

Cooking with the 7 Pot Douglah

I personally enjoy cooking with superhot chili peppers and usually make hot sauces from them, like this one – The Hottest Da** Hot Sauce I Ever Made.

You can cook it into soups and stews of any kind, make a super fiery salsa, or dehydrate them to make your own superhot chili powder to use as a rub or seasoning component.

Learn how to dehydrate chili peppers to make chili powders and seasoning blends here.

Just be sure to follow best practices and wear gloves when working with superhot chili peppers, as the oils can burn your skin.

See: How to Stop the Chili Pepper Burn.

Also see: 10 Tip for Cooking With Superhot Chili Peppers.

Where Can You Buy the 7 Pot Douglah?

You can find seeds and seedlings online for growing them yourself. See our Chili Pepper Seeds Resources Page.

Or, join one of the many chili pepper Facebook groups dedicated to growing and ask around. There are people who grow HUGE amounts of peppers each year and you can source them that way.

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