Proper Name: Naga Viper Purple
Other Names: Purple Viper Naga, Purple Viper Chilli, Purple Naga
Type: Capsicum Chinense/Frutescens (AKA “Assamicum”)
Seed Availablity: Trade Only
Scoville Heat Units: ???
Sauce Strength Rating*: Super Hot – 8/11
Colour: Ripens from light green, through purple, to red.
Ripe Flavour: Deep red, rich, ghost pepper-like flavour with fruitier tones coming in from its scorpion heritage. More of those orange-like fruit notes come through than in the red variety and none of its greener side can be tasted.
Green Flavour: ???
*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.
Image provided by Gerald Fowler of The Chilli Pepper Company.