Komodo Dragon Pepper Seeds
The Komodo Dragon pepper, recognized for its extreme heat, is a formidable contender in the chili world, boasting Scoville heat units ranging from 1.4 million to an intense 2.2 million. This superhot chili was introduced to the market in 2015, quickly gaining notoriety for its fiery potential.
Physically, the Komodo Dragon pepper is about two inches in length and has a slim profile. Its skin is textured with twists and pocks that culminate in a slight point. As it matures, it follows the classic color transition from green to a striking red, signaling its readiness for harvest.
What sets the Komodo Dragon pepper apart is not just its heat but its flavor profile. Initially, it presents a sweet fruitiness that may lull the unwary into a false sense of security. However, this is swiftly followed by a delayed but profound heat that builds and lingers, creating a slow-burning sensation that can catch even seasoned chili aficionados by surprise.
For those looking to cultivate this chili, it’s worth noting that while the growing process may not differ significantly from other chili peppers, the germination phase is crucial. To increase the chances of successful germination, a warm surface such as a garden heat mat or even the ambient warmth atop a refrigerator can provide the consistent heat required to coax the seeds to life. This practice can greatly increase germination rates, setting the foundation for a healthy, vibrant plant.