Red Savina Habanero Chili Pepper

Relatively new on the pepper trail, in the last 20 years or so,  is the Red Savina pepper.  It was cultivated off the habanero chili pepper and is known to be an extremely hot pepper registering up to approximately 570,000 on the Scoville scale in some tests although some tests have it coming in at the mid 200,000’s and up.  It was the reigning champ for many years as the hottest pepper, but has been knocked off the list in the past few years by other super-hot peppers like the Naga Jolokia.

The Red Savina pepper is the hottest of the habanero chile family with it coming in at nearly two times as hot as a regular habanero and almost 60+ times hotter than the jalapeno.  It grows in a roundish shape approximately 1.5 to 2.5 inches long by 1 to 1.5 inches wide.  The flesh is a medium thickness and it matures from green to red.  This pepper can be grown into very late in the season.

This chile pepper can be used in a multitude of dishes and sauces.  It is mainly found in BBQ sauces and hot sauces.  It can also be dried and ground for additional seasoning uses.  The Red Savina is also be used in the pepper protection sprays that are used by law enforcement agencies.  So this is one hot pepper.

Extra care must be taken in your own protection when working with this pepper.  Severe burning of your flesh can occur from the juices, so always wear gloves.  You can find a many Hot sauces that use the Red Savina pepper on our site. Give one a try.




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