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Magic Plant Farms Discusses the Story behind Dragons’ Breath as the New Unofficial Hottest Pepper in the World

January 10
11:57 2023
Magic Plant Farms Discusses the Story behind Dragons’ Breath as the New Unofficial Hottest Pepper in the World
This season, Magic Plant Farms highlights an ongoing and fruitful (if not painful) project: Dragon’s Breath, the unofficial hottest pepper in the world.

In the horticultural arms race to develop the hottest pepper on record, only the brave (and ambitious) has put their meld to the test.

As a leading international crop management company, and an innovator in the agricultural space, Magic Plant, Fiery Farms division specializes in Capsicum products. Its robust product line of pepper varieties includes both native and exotic pepper products, ranging from dried whole peppers and pepper puree, to seasonings, powders, and more.

This season, Magic Plant Farms highlights an ongoing and fruitful (if not painful) project: Dragon’s Breath, the unofficial hottest pepper in the world.

The Story Behind This Scorching Hot Pepper

Strange Beginnings

The story of Dragon’s Breath began as a collaboration between NPK Technology and renowned chili farmer Neal Price, along with Nottingham Trent University. Interestingly, the plant was developed in an effort to create special plant food and for extracting essential oils that could potentially yield a topical anesthetic.

An Accidental Surprise

Building upon the original works of NPK, Price, and Nottingham Trent University, the plant was later cultivated by breeder Mike Smith of St Asaph, Wales. To Smith’s surprise, the plant he cultivated as a more ‘attractive’ pepper plant yielded an undeniable heat when touched or consumed.

It was from this breeder’s nationality (Welsh) from which the pepper plant thereafter became known as Dragon’s Breath, after the Welsh dragon. A name that was and is entirely befitting of how hot this pepper really is.

Magic Plant Farms’ Dance with the Dragon

Entering the fray, Magic Plant Farms’ vision of Dragon’s Breath is to become a household name as the hottest pepper known to man. However, upon receipt of the plant’s seeds, it became apparent that there was much improvement to be had on the landrace before it would become stable enough for commercialization.

By 2020, Magic Plant Farms had come up with the first stable landrace for Dragon’s Breath. However, the team’s botanists note that more work is necessary to further maximize its heat potential and other properties, citing that the process may take another five years before reaching its peak potential.

Is Dragon’s Breath Really the Hottest Pepper on Earth?

Despite the rumors that abound online, the application of Dragon’s Breath to the Guinness World Records is still awaiting confirmation on whether it truly is the world’s hottest pepper. Hottest or not, there’s no denying that Dragon’s Breath ranks among the likes of the Carolina Reaper on the Scoville scale.

2022 Crop Tested at 1.6 Million Scoville Units

The 2022 Dragon’s Breath chili crop from Magic Plant Farms was tested at an impressive 1.6 million Scoville units, putting it in the running for the hottest chili pepper in the world. But things are just starting to ‘heat up’ for this pepper, with the farm expecting that landrace improvements in future crops will produce a yield testing even higher.

About Magic Plant Farms

Magic Plant Farms is a US based global supplier of chili peppers and related products for cooks, chefs, restaurants, and food manufacturers, supplying pepper ingredients for most of popular hot sauce and condiment brands on the market.

Notable Features:

  • A global network of overseas partners ensures quality, reliability, and efficiency
  • Peppers are inspected, processed and repacked in Tennessee
  • FDA Registered, GMP and HACCP-certified company
  • The company proudly supports ‘Fair Trade’ and farmers in developing countries

Media Contact
Company Name: Magic Plant Farms
Contact Person: Erez Hadad
Email: Send Email
Phone: 877-805-9733
Address:411 E Market Street
City: Johnson City
State: Tennessee
Country: United States
Website: https://magicplantfarms.com/

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