Chilli

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[scientific name]

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History

The Scoville Heat Scale

The Scoville scale is a measurement of the pungency (spicy heat) of chili peppers, or other spicy foods, as reported in Scoville heat units (SHU), a function of capsaicin concentration.

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Others: Zinc, Copper, Manganese, Iron, Sulphur, Boron

 

Specific Chilli types:

Rocoto

Capsicum pubescens

Chilli with rich purple flowers, fruit the size of a small apple with black seeds.  Hot and fruity.  Orange or red when ripe

Usable when green too

Perennial woody plant with hairy leaves

Can grow up to 2m

Five year old plant can produce up to 10kg opf fruit

Originartes for the Andes.  Self fertility is unpredicatbale so growing two or more advised.

Not as vulerable to aphids as other chillit plants but can get scale

Rate quite high on the Scoville scale.  As with other chillis placenta is the hotest – so discard this and seeds for a milder flavour.