Proper Name: Naga Viper Red
Other Names: Viper Naga, Viper Chilli, Naga
Type: Capsicum Chinense/Frutescens (AKA “Assamicum”)
Seed Availablity: Trade Only
Scoville Heat Units: Up to 1.38 Million SHU
Sauce Strength Rating*: Super Hot – 8/11
Ripe Flavour: Deep red, rich, ghost pepper-like flavour with fruitier tones coming in from its scorpion heritage and a slight hint of green chilli, even when fully ripe. A complex pepper with built in contrast that I really enjoy. Great for con carnes and much more.
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.