The Infinity Chili Pepper

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Pepper NameInfinity Chili Pepper
Pepper Cultivar Currently Unknown
Scoville 1,067,286
Wikipedia SummaryThe Infinity Chili pepper is a chili pepper hybrid of the Capsicum chinense species created in Russia by chili breeder Nicholas Woods of Fire Foods, Grantham, Lincolnshire. For two weeks in February 2011, the Infinity Chili held the Guinness World Record title for the world's hottest chili with a Scoville scale rating of 1,067,286 Scoville Heat Units (SHU). On March 1, 2011, it was displaced by the Trinidad Scorpion Butch T pepper, which registered 1,463,700 SHU.Woods created the Infinity Chili five years after he started growing chili peppers for his hot sauces. Testing == Testing of the chili's Scoville rating was carried out at the University of Warwick's Crop Centre during March, 2010.Both the tests for the Infinity Chili and the Naga Viper, also done at University of Warwick, were heavily criticized by respected pepper researchers; Dr. Dave DeWitt of The Chile Pepper Institute stated: 'With one test, the most you can show is that a single pepper--or a part of a single pepper--had that heat rating. To establish that a variety of pepper is consistently the world's hottest, you need more than that.' As it is possible to vary the heat within a strain by stressing the plant through various techniques such as selectively withholding water and five years is not sufficient time to breed a new cultivar, and especially not to stabilize it, the researchers and growers rejected the claims of both the Infinity pepper and the Naga Viper in favor of the Trinidad Scorpion.Since the controversy with the Infinity Chili and Naga Viper, both of which appear to have been stressed unstable hybrids measured at a peak, and with the increasing number of contenders for hottest chili pepper, Guinness World Records has required more verification of heat levels and of cultivar stabilization.
LocationCountry: United Kingdom
Lat: 55.38 Long: -3.44
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