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Unidentified Pepper Turns Out To Be A UFO

Ask The Plant Expert: Attached pics show both plant and resulting seed pods. Not a particularly attractive plant and may even be considered to be weed! Flowers are individual and small with 5 or 6 petals consolidated together at base. Produces large pods as shown. Have tried to identify without success. Thought at first it may a type of chili/pepper but unable to identify. Could have come from Spain, but grown indoors in U.K. Many thanks for help. – Mike

UFO Pepper

Flower Shop Network Plant Expert Reply: Believe it or not, I think it is a UFO pepper. The UFO stands for
Unbelievably Fiery Object, and is considered to be a very hot pepper. The only other option would be a Jamaican Hot Yellow Scotch Bonnet pepper which is also another hot pepper.  There are several places here in the USA that sell the seeds. I’m not sure where in seeds originate from.

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  1. I was on business in Ermelo South Africa and made friends with a family who grew these in their yard. I was asked if I like hot stuff and replied “Yes”, this pepper was given to me to try and it is outragously hot. I actually picked a few of these peppers and brought them back to the states to try and grow as a momento of my trip and to have a novelty prank to try with others as they did to me. Anyways, I’m in virginia climit and the plants have taken off very well. I’m not sure how they will hold up in a mild winter but we’ll find out very soon. Long story short, from what I’ve found they are likely to be a “Scotch Bonnet Red” with 100,000-300,000 SHU’s (scoville heat units).

  2. Thanks Gary, very interesting!

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