The 7 Pot Primo is a cross between a Naga Morich and a Trinidad 7 Pot pepper. It was created by Troy Primeaux, (nickname Primo), a horticulturist from Louisiana.
7 Pot Primo - 1,473,480 Scoville Heat Units (SHU)
The 7 Pot Primo is a cross between a Naga Morich and a Trinidad 7 Pot pepper. It was created by Troy Primeaux, (nickname Primo), a horticulturist from Louisiana. He began crossing the Naga Morich and Trinidad 7 Pot seeds around 2005.
What Does it Look Like?
The 7 Pot Primo has a scorpion-like tail. The skin has the characteristic bumpy and pimply skin of other superhot chili peppers, though the tail is most characteristic. The pods can grow rather lumpy, as if they are mildly deformed versions of normal 7 pot peppers. It normally matures to a vibrant red color, though there are also orange and yellow varieties of this pepper.
How Hot is the 7 Pot Primo?
This is considered a "superhot chili pepper" as it is extremely hot, even among other superhots. The peppers measure in at 1,473,480 Scoville Heat Units on the Scoville Scale. Compare that to a typical jalapeno pepper, which averages 5,000 SHU, and you'll see the 7 Pot Primo is nearly 300 times hotter than the jalapeno.
It is much more comparable in heat to the Carolina Reaper, which reaches up to 2.2 Million SHU.
Once you get past the intense blooming heat of this pepper, you'll notice it offers a quite fruity taste, with a floral scent.
FURTHER RELATED RESOURCES
- Superhot Chili Peppers List
- List of Chili Pepper Types
- Hottest Peppers in the World
- What is Pepper X?
- Trinidad Moruga Scorpion Pepper
- Trinidad Scorpion Butch T
Got any questions? Please let me know. Drop me an email anytime. I’m happy to help. — Mike H.
Hi Mike, as you know I'm in Zimbabwe, Africa. Is there any chance of getting a few seeds of some of your favourites? many thanks,
Mike Hultquist says
Peter, I'm not sure of any seed resources in your area, but I do have a listing here that you might start with: https://www.chilipeppermadness.com/resources/chili-seeds/. Good luck!!
Phil Chouinard says
Yes, prolific and pack a super wallop. I've been growing reds and yellows for a while -- they are tasty and one of the hottest.
How many peppers will each plant produce approximately?
Michael Hultquist - Chili Pepper Madness says
Depending on the plant and the length, you can get several dozen. These are very productive pepper plants.