I have another question for you. My husband just loves the Habanero Pepper Sauce he makes at home from scratch but after eating it for the last few years it is not near as hot as he would like. We were recently told that there is a pepper that is hotter than habaneros called ’Devils Tongue’. Is this true? Would we be able to get them to grow in Wisconsin and where could I get some of these seeds? (I would imagine plants to be completely out of the question as it is still pretty tricky to even find habanero plants around here!)
Thank you for your time and knowledge.
The ’Devil’s Tongue’ belongs to the same species as the habanero but I don’t know that it’s ever been tested for heat. The hottest habanero tested at New Mexico State University is the ’Chocolate Habanero’. Both of these plants are available at Cross Country Nurseries, www.chileplants.com They certainly would grow in Wisconsin, especially if they were started in pots very early in the spring and transplanted after the first frost–or, grown in large pots.
Devils Tongue heat compared to Habanero