**I LOVE plants that can be neglected and still thrive well!**
**GROWN ON OUR FARM HERE IN TENNESSEE**
*VERY RARE ZAMBIAN CHILI PEPPERS*
*HEAVY, HEAVY producer !! This Pepper is extremely hot!!! Thought to be the one of the hottest pepper on earth measuring 500,000 scoville units.
4 ft. plants produces 2.5" long peppers that go from light green to bright red and sometimes orange. Great choice for marinades or hot sauces. 110 days. Origin: Zambian ................Heat (Pungency):Extremely Hot ..................
A little bit of Hottest Zambian chili peppers is all African farmers need to keep hungry Elephants from stealing crops..................
By planting a few rows of chili peppers around the perimeter of their crops, farmers have created a buffer zone that's spicy enough to keep elephants, buffalo, and other hungry mammals away.
"Chili peppers are unpalatable to crop-raiding mammals, so they give farmers an economically feasible means of minimizing damage to their investments," said Loki Osborn, project director for the Elephant Pepper Development Trust.
Farmers also can mix the chili peppers into a spray that drives animals away......................
Chili peppers have been used to keep elephants away since 1997 because they were a cheap alternative to building expensive electric fences. And as a bonus, the peppers have turned into a valuable cash crop themselves.
"They can be grown as buffer crops to prevent crop-raiding and then be harvested and sold on the world market through the trust," Osborn said...............The trust formed two companies – the African Spices Company in Zambia and the Chili Pepper Company in Zimbabwe – to produce and distribute bottled hot sauces, jams, and relishes made from these hottest pepper.............
Caution: The fruits of this chile variety are extremely hot. It is advised to wear gloves when handling the peppers, keep them away from children, and thoroughly clean all kitchen utensils like cutting boards, knives etc. When grinding dreid peppers, wear a breathing mask, protect your eyes. Don't touch any sensitive parts before cleaning your hands thoroughly first.
This is a Extremely Hot Variety !
Chiles are high in vitamin A, provide an excellent source of vitamin C and B and contain significant amounts of iron, niacin, thiamine, magnesium and riboflavin.