Reading your Ask Dave section on chile varieties I noticed that you call the habanero the hottest pepper. I purchased a seed collection of the 9 hottest peppers in the world from Redwood City Seed Company. Of the 9 seed varieties 5 were rated hotter than the habanero and the top gun was tepins, then ’Indian PC 1’, pequin, japones, and ’Punjab Small Hot’ then habanero. I am confused.
Redwood City Seed Company is simply wrong, wrong, wrong. All scientific tests _prove_ that the habanero is the hottest chile. That company uses their own human tasters, which is unscientific.
Nine hottest Chiles — according to Redwood City