Hurt Berry Pepper
If you’re in SW Ohio or anywhere else and you’re on the hunt for an extreme superhot pepper, the Hurt Berry is one you’ll want to consider. Created in the UK by Graham Lee Warburton, this pepper is not for the faint of heart.
The Hurt Berry’s lineage is a potent mix of Reaper, Jigsaw, and Moruga, and it shows. With a Scoville rating exceeding 1.6 million SHU, this pepper is in the extreme superhot category. Its outer flesh is notably bumpy, adding to its intimidating appearance – shorter height can make the fruit look like a large round mean berry. Being a newer cross, there may be slight variations in appearance.
How hot is the Hurt Berry pepper? Painfully hot. It’s in the name of the pepper! The burn is intense and long-lasting, making it a pepper that should be handled with extreme caution. While its heat level limits its culinary applications, for those who crave the most extreme heat, it’s a must-try. It can be used in hot sauces, but be warned: a little goes a very long way.