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.
Related Peppers: Naga Viper Red, Naga Viper Purple
You may also enjoy: Bhut Jolokia Chocolate, Bhut Jolokia Caramel, Habanero Chocolate, Gayle Lofthouse Red,
*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.