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Although named after the Californian town of Anaheim this variety originated from Mexico. Given a large container with good quality fresh compost the plant can grow up to 1m tall. The peppers grow to about 20cm in length and often curl as they grow. The flesh of the fruit is medium to thick and while usually picked when green, they will turn red when fully ripe. Anaheim is a relatively mild variety that gets hotter as it ripens, it measures between 500 and 1000 on the Scoville scale. Though not particularly spicy Anaheim is a popular chili pepper for use in many recipes, it has a deep sweet flavour, often enhanced by roasting or char grilling.
Guiness book of world records hottest chilli. Measuring 1,463,700 on the Scoville scale this chilli certainly has a sting in its tale! This pepper is actually so hot it is dangerous to handle, protective clothing is a must. This variety was propagated from the Trinidad Scorpion variety by Butch Taylor after which it is named