Proper Name: Naga Viper Purple Chocolate
Other Names: ???
Type: Capsicum Chinense/Frutescens (AKA “Assamicum”)
Seed Availablity: Trade Only
Scoville Heat Units: ???
Sauce Strength Rating*: Super Hot – 7/11
Colour: An unusual pattern of ripening that goes from green to partially purple and, finally, various shades of brown.
Ripe Flavour: Deep, rich, earthy and delicious, taking all the best qualities of chocolate ghosts and habaneros, with very little floral tones.
Flavour when Green-Tinged Brown: Light, bright and green, with freshness and slight floral hints but nothing too major and none of the harsh, sharp and bitter qualities that I’m used to in underripe superhots.
*This value represents the heat rating that I would expect to give to a sauce using this pepper as its main ingredient. Other ingredients or particularly high purity may result in a slightly stronger sauce, while lower concentrations will yeild a weaker one and other products may vary.