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Garden of Apologies

Canadian Pepper Farm supplying Sorry Sauce Canadian Hot Sauce and others in Ontario.

Capsicum Chinense

Garden of Apologies 7 Pot Brainstrain Chocolate
1,000,000 - 1,400,000 SHU
7 Pot Brainstrain, Chocolate

A cross between a Red 7 Pot Brainstrain and a Chocolate Moruga Scorpion. Slightly smoky in flavour.

Garden of Apologies 7 Pot Brainstrain Red
1,000,000 - 1,350,000 SHU
7 Pot Brainstrain, Red

Created by grower David Capiello by saving seeds from 7 Pot pods with brain like textures.

Garden of Apologies 7 Pot Bubblegum Chocolate
1,800,000 SHU
7 Pot Bubblegum Chocolate

The Chocolate version of the 7 Pot Bubblegum pepper has a great, black cherry flavour. One of my favourite peppers!

Garden of Apologies 7 Pot Bubblegum Purple
1,800,000 SHU
7 Pot Bubblegum Purple

From grower James Mallon of Pennsylvania, these plants show purple leaves and pods as they're growing. The pods ripen to a deep red patina.

Garden of Apologies 7 Pot Bubblegum
1,800,000 SHU
7 Pot Bubblegum Red

A cross between a 7 Pot Yellow and a Red Moruga Scorpion, Bubblegum peppers ripen their colours up the calyx.
Sweet, fruity and very hot.

Garden of Apologies 7 Pot Bubblegum White
850,000 - 1,000,000 SHU
7 Pot Bubblegum White

A cross between a 7 Pot Red Bubblegum and a White Ghost for cool looking pods that aren't nearly as hot as their red parents.

Garden of Apologies 7 Pot Caramel
1,000,000 - 1,500,000 SHU
7 Pot Caramel

All the heat you'd expect from a 7 Pot pepper, but with a hint of honey on the flavour.

Garden of Apologies 7 Pot Chaguanas
1,000,000 - 1,500,000 SHU

7 Pot Chaguanas

From a village in Trinidad and Tobago, these 7 Pots are fruity with an above average heat.

Garden of Apologies 7 Pot Devil's Brain
1,000,000 -  1,200,000 SHU
7 Pot Devil's Brain

7 Pot Brainstrain hybrid created by PepperLover. Fruity with a sharp heat.

Garden of Apologies 7 Pot Douglah
923,889 – 1,853,986 SHU
7 Pot Douglah

I expected brown pods, but I got red. In any case, the pods were extremely hot.

Garden of Apologies 7 Pot Gravedigger Chocolate
1,400,000 SHU
7 Pot Gravedigger, Chocolate

A cross between a Chocolate Ghost and a 7 Pot Primo pepper. I had a plant with brown pods and a plant with olive pods, so I'll grow them out separately.

Garden of Apologies 7 Pot Gravedigger Olive
1,400,000 SHU
7 Pot Gravedigger, Olive

A cross between a Chocolate Ghost and a 7 Pot Primo pepper. I had a plant with brown pods and a plant with olive pods, so I'll grow them out separately.

Garden of Apologies 7 Pot Infinity
800,000 - 1,176,182 SHU

7 Pot Infinity

Created by Nick Woods in England, and world record holder for 2 weeks in 2011.

Garden of Apologies 7 Pot Bubblegum
1,000,000 - 1,200,000 SHU
7 Pot Jonah

Large red pods with a great fruity sweetness.

Garden of Apologies 7 Pot Bubblegum
1,100,000 - 1,473,480 SHU
7 Pot Primo, Chocolate

The chocolate variety of the 7 Pot Primo with a higher average heat and a floral flavour.

Garden of Apologies 7 Pot Bubblegum
1,000,000 - 1,473,480 SHU
7 Pot Primo, Red

A cross between a Naga Morich and a 7 Pot pepper named after its Louisiana creator, Troy Primeaux

Garden of Apologies 7 Pot Primo Yellow
1,000,000 - 1,473,480 SHU
7 Pot Primo, Yellow

The yellow variety of the 7 Pot Primo. Slightly milder and sweeter.

Garden of Apologies 7 Pot Bubblegum
1,200,000 - 1,800,000 SHU
7 Pot Red Lava

A cross between a Red Moruga Scorpion and a 7 Pot Primo done by a Tennessee grower known only as Judy. The pods are like fruitier scorpions.

Garden of Apologies 7 Pot Bubblegum
1,000,000 - 1,200,000 SHU
7 Pot White

The white cultivar of the classic 7 Pot pepper.

Garden of Apologies 7 Pot Yellow
1,000,000 - 1,200,000 SHU
7 Pot Yellow

The yellow cultivar of the classic 7 Pot pepper. 

Garden of Apologies Aribibi Gusano
300,000 - 470,000 SHU
Aribibi Gusano

Heirloom pepper from Aribibi, Bolivia. The name translates to "Aribibi Caterpillar" and describes the pepper shape. The flavour is citrusy.

Garden of Apologies Bahamian Goat
100,000 - 350,000 SHU
Bahamian Goat

Pumpkin shaped pods with a fantastic peach mandarin flavour. My personal favourite peppers, and clearly the best of the Habanero style peppers.

Garden of Apologies Bhutlah, Chocolate
1,500,000 - 2,000,000 SHU
Bhutlah, Chocolate

A cross between a Red Ghost and a 7 Pot Douglah pepper, and a solid contender for world's hottest pepper. Immediate and regrettable mouth burn.

Garden of Apologies Bahamian Goat
1,500,000 - 2,000,000 SHU
Bhutlah, Gold

The yellow cultivar of the Bhutlah pepper with increased sweetness.

Garden of Apologies Bahamian Goat
900,000 - 1,100,000 SHU
Big Black Mama

Created by Louisiana grower Troy Primeaux, this is a cross between a Naga Morich and a 7 Pot Douglah.

Garden of Apologies Big Mustard Mama
900,000 - 1,100,000 SHU
Big Mustard Mama

Mustard coloured variant of the Big Black Mama pepper.

Garden of Apologies Big Red Mama
900,000 - 1,100,000 SHU
Big Red Mama

Red coloured variant of the Big Black Mama pepper.

Garden of Apologies Biquinho, Red
500 - 1,000 SHU
Biquinho, Red

Brazilian "little beak" peppers, also known as Sweety Drop peppers. Sweet, and the mildest of the Chinense peppers.

Garden of Apologies Biquinho, Yellow
500 - 1,000 SHU
Biquinho, Yellow

Yellow cultivar of Biquinho peppers.

Garden of Apologies Biquinho, White
500 - 1,000 SHU
Biquinho, White

White cultivar of Biquinho peppers.

Garden of Apologies Borg 9 Bleeder
1,000,000 - 1,200,000 SHU
Borg 9 Bleeder

From UK grower Jon Harper, this is a cross between a 7 Pot Bubblegum and a Naglah pepper.

Garden of Apologies Borg 9 Reaper
1,000,000 - 1,200,000 SHU
Borg 9 Reaper

This was a one-off I grew a few years ago, and I don't know the specific genetics. My hunch is that it's a Borg 9 Bleeder without the 7 Pot Bubblegum style calyx colouring.

Garden of Apologies C22
1,800,000 - 2,000,000 SHU
C22

From Atlantic Pepper Seeds. The flavour has slight melon undertones and a brutal heat.

Garden of Apologies White Carbonero
100,000 - 350,000 SHU
Carbonero, White

The original Carbonero was a cross between a Bhut Carbon and a 7 Pot Yellow created by Tony Sherwood in Florida. The white cultivar was discovered by Jeanie Yanger on the Island of Guam. The white pods are a little milder than the orange and just as fruity.

Garden of Apologies Carolina Reaper, Butch T
1,400,000 - 2,200,000 SHU
Carolina Reaper, Butch T

From Butch Taylor himself, this is a cross between a Butch T Scorpion and a Carolina Reaper pepper.

Garden of Apologies Carolina Reaper, Chocolate
1,400,000 - 2,200,000 SHU
Carolina Reaper, Chocolate

Chocolate variety of the world's hottest pepper. Sweet, fruity and earthy with a brutal creeper heat.

Garden of Apologies C22
1,400,000 - 2,200,000 SHU
Carolina Reaper, Purple

These were labelled Purple Carolina Reaper, but the pods I got were dark red so they looked like regular Reapers to me.

Garden of Apologies Carolina Reaper, Red
1,400,000 - 2,200,000 SHU
Carolina Reaper, Red

Created by Ed Currie in South Carolina by crossing a Pakistani Naga with a Red Habanero from St Vincents Island. Currently considered the world's hottest pepper.

Garden of Apologies Carolina Reaper, Yellow
1,400,000 - 2,200,000 SHU
Carolina Reaper, Yellow

Slightly sweeter than Red Reapers and almost as hot. Don't be fooled by the nice, yellow colour. Yellow means caution.

Garden of Apologies C22
Est. 1,800,000 SHU
Carolina Reaper x 7 Pot Brainstrain

An unstable cross between 2 superhots.

Garden of Apologies Carolina Reaper, Red x Naga Morich
Est. 1,500,000 SHU
Carolina Reaper x Naga Morich

An unstable cross between 2 superhots.

Garden of Apologies C22
850,000 - 1,000,000 SHU

Daisy Cutter

Developed by Matthew Arthur from selected 7 Pot Jonah pods. Orange pods with a fruity flavour. 

Garden of Apologies Datil Pepper
100,000 - 300,000 SHU
Datil

A habanero style pepper from St Augustine, Florida but with increased sweetness and a tropical fruit flavour.
I grew it for the first time in 2022, and I was so impressed that it's a must grow for 2023.

Garden of Apologies Dragon's Breath
up to 2,480,000 SHU
Dragon's Breath

Cultivated by Mike Smith in Wales in 2017, Dragon's Breath peppers might be the world's hottest. Are they a new cultivar or just a version of 7 Pot Infinity? I don't know, but the pods are incredibly hot and cramp inducing.

Garden of Apologies Fatalii
125,000 - 400,000 SHU
Fatalii

Very similar to a Habanero pepper but with an increased heat and a crisp citrus flavour.

Garden of Apologies Fatalii Gourmet Jigsaw
Est. 2,000,000 SHU
Fatalii Gourmet Jigsaw

From Fatalii Seeds in Finland, the Jigsaw is a cross between a Red Moruga Scorpion and a secret pepper.

Garden of Apologies Ghost x Habanero
Est. 600,000 SHU
Ghost x Habanero

After the early frost in 2020, I bought some peppers from a farmer in Flamborough. He told me they were Ghost peppers initially, but then said they were Ghost and Habanero crosses. The pods have a great habanero flavour with increased heat.

Garden of Apologies Ghost, Chocolate
855,000 - 1,041,427 SHU
Ghost, Chocolate

Chocolate cultivar of the classic Ghost pepper.

Garden of Apologies Orange Ghost
855,000 - 1,041,427 SHU
Ghost, Orange

Orange cultivar of the classic Ghost pepper.

Garden of Apologies Peach Ghost
855,000 - 1,041,427 SHU
Ghost, Peach

This was a garden surprise in 2017 where some Red Ghost plants ripened to peach instead.

Garden of Apologies Red Ghost
855,000 - 1,041,427 SHU
Ghost, Red

A naturally growing pepper from India and Bangladesh, the bhut jolokia held the title of the world's hottest pepper from 2007-2010. Sweet and fruity with a creeper burn.

Garden of Apologies Ghost, White
855,000 - 1,041,427 SHU
Ghost, White

White cultivar of the classic Ghost pepper.

Garden of Apologies Ghost, Yellow
855,000 - 1,041,427 SHU
Ghost, Yellow

Yellow cultivar of the classic Ghost pepper.

Garden of Apologies Big Sun Habanero
150,000 - 325,000 SHU
Habanero, Big Sun

Large, thick walled pods with a classic habanero heat and flavour profile. Great for salsas.

Garden of Apologies Habanero, Chocolate
425,000 - 577,000 SHU
Habanero, Chocolate

Hotter and earthier tasting than Red Habaneros, but with the same sweet fruitiness.

Garden of Apologies Habanero, Devil's Tongue Chocolate
125,000 - 325,000 SHU
Habanero, Devil's Tongue Chocolate

Chocolate pod mutation of the Yellow Devil's Tongue.

Garden of Apologies Habanero, Devil's Tongue
125,000 - 325,000 SHU
Habanero, Devil's Tongue Yellow

Discovered growing on a Pennsylvania pepper farm, the Devil's Tongue is basically a lighter coloured Orange Habanero with a longer, flatter pod.

Garden of Apologies Habanero, Orange
100,000 - 350,000 SHU
Habanero, Orange

The classic hot pepper with a citrus fruitiness and a hint of smoke

Garden of Apologies Habanero, Puerto Rican Yellow
100,000 - 350,000 SHU
Habanero, Puerto Rican Yellow

At the mild end of the habanero spectrum, but with a great lemony flavour. Pods and foliage are purple, and the pods ripen to a lemon yellow with a purple blush.

Garden of Apologies Habanero, Red
200,000 - 577,000
Habanero, Red

Red Habaneros are hotter than classic Orange Habaneros, but with the same flavour profile. Red Savina Habanero held the title of world's hottest pepper from 1994 until 2006.

Garden of Apologies Habanero, Red
100,000 - 350,000 SHU
Habanero, Snow White

White pods with a crisp citrus and undertones of tropical fruit.

Garden of Apologies Habanero, Yucatan White
200,000 - 500,000 SHU
Habanero, Yucatan White

Small jelly bean shaped peppers with notes of tropical fruit and a surprising heat.

Garden of Apologies Hallow's Eve
Est. 700,000 SHU
Hallow's Eve

A stabilized cross of Pimenta de Neyde and Red Ghost peppers, these plants have purple foliage and purple pods that ripen through with deep yellow.

Garden of Apologies Jay's Peach Ghost Scorpion
900,000 - 1,200,000 SHU
Jay's Peach Ghost Scorpion

Created by Jay Weaver in Pennsylvania, this is a cross between a Red Ghost and a Red Scorpion pepper grown out for peach pods.

Garden of Apologies Lemon Bob
Est. 1,500,000 SHU
Lemon Bob

I got my seedlings of this accidental cross pollination from Haico of Haico's Hot Sauce. He polled some friends for a name, and one suggested Bob. Add a citrus flavour and fierce heat and you get Lemon Bob.

Garden of Apologies Madame Jeanette
100,000 - 350,000 SHU
Madame Jeanette

From Suriname, Madame Jeanette peppers deliver habanero level heat with flavour notes of melon, apple, pineapple and mango.

Garden of Apologies Murupi Amarela
100,000 - 350,000 SHU
Murupi Amarela

From northern Brazil, these ivory white pods are often dried for pepper powder. Pods are sweet and citrusy with an immediate heat.

Garden of Apologies Habanero, Orange
1,000,000 - 1,200,000 SHU
Naga BB7 Peach

A cross between a Naga and a 7 Pot Peach Bubblegum.

Garden of Apologies Habanero, Orange
700,000 - 800,000 SHU
Naga, Black

Chocolate version of the Naga pepper with very dark pods and a floral, bitter heat.

Garden of Apologies Ghost, Bombay Morich
1,000,000 - 1,598,227 SHU
Naga, Bombay Morich

Similar to a Naga Morich but with a better sweetness.

Garden of Apologies Habanero, Orange
1,000,000 - 1,598,227 SHU
Naga, Dorset

Naga Morich bred out for heat by Joy and Michael Michaud of Peppers by Post in the UK.

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Garden of Apologies Naga, Monster Chocolate
1,000,000 - 1,500,000 SHU
Naga, Monster Chocolate

Chocolate cultivar of the Red Monster Naga that appeared in the Garden of Apologies during the 2020 season.

Garden of Apologies Naga, Monster Red
1,000,000 - 1,500,000 SHU
Naga, Monster Red

Naga Morich selected for large pods.

Garden of Apologies Naga Viper
1,000,000 - 1,382,118 SHU
Naga Viper

Created by Gerald Fowler in the UK as a hybrid of Naga Morich, Red Ghost and Red Scorpion peppers. World record holder from 2011 to 2017.

Garden of Apologies Habanero, Orange
Est. 2,200,000 SHU
Primotalii

Created by Chris Saunders as a cross between 7 Pot Primo and Fatalii peppers. A new contender for world's hottest pepper.

Garden of Apologies Reaper Beast
Est. 2,200,000 SHU
Reaper Beast

Another cultivar I got from Haico of Haico's Hot Sauce. All the heat of a Carolina Reaper in a larger pod with a better flavour.

Garden of Apologies Chocolate Apocalypse Scorpion
1,400,000 - 2,000,000 SHU
Scorpion, Apocalypse Chocolate

Chocolate variety of Apocalypse Scorpion with a higher average heat level.

Garden of Apologies Scorpion, Apocalypse
1,400,000 - 2,000,000 SHU
Scorpion, Apocalypse Red

Created by Italian growers, the Apocalype Scorpion throws large pods on the hot end of Scorpion peppers.

Garden of Apologies Habanero, Orange
1,500,000 - 2,000,000 SHU
Scorpion, Bubblegum

A Butch Taylor cross between a 7 Pot Bubblegum and a Red Scorpion pepper. I grew it as a one off before I started this website, so I didn't think to take a picture of the pods.

Garden of Apologies Scorpion, Butch T
1,000,000 - 1,463,700 SHU
Scorpion, Butch T

Scorpion cultivar created by Butch Taylor and world's hottest pepper in 2011.

Garden of Apologies Scorpion, Chocolate
800,000 - 1,300,000 SHU

Scorpion, Chocolate

Chocolate variety of the Red Scorpion with a similar fruitiness.

Garden of Apologies Scorpion, Giant White
800,000 - 1,200,000 SHU
Scorpion, Giant White

An accidental cross of a White Ghost with a Red Scorpion found by Tom Kleinfelter in Pennsylvania. Very hot with bitter and floral taste.

Garden of Apologies Scorpion, Kraken
1,000,000 - 1,200,000 SHU
Scorpion, Kraken

Created by Mike Hess, this is a cross between a Red Ghost and a Chocolate Scorpion. Smoky, fruity and earthy with a serious heat.

Garden of Apologies Scorpion, Moruga Caramel
1,200,000 - 2,009,231 SHU
Scorpion, Moruga Caramel

Lighter variant of the Chocolate Moruga Scorpion. Sweeter and slightly milder

Garden of Apologies Chocolate Moruga Scorpion
1,500,000 - 2,009,231 SHU
Scorpion, Moruga Chocolate

The chocolate version of the Moruga scorpion averages a little bit hotter and has a fruity and earthy flavour.

Garden of Apologies Scorpion, Moruga Red
1,200,000 - 2,009,231 SHU
Scorpion, Moruga Red

The world's hottest pepper in 2012, the Moruga is the hottest (and best) of the scorpion family.

Garden of Apologies White Moruga Scorpion
1,200,000 - 2,009,231 SHU
Scorpion, Moruga White

All the heat of a Red Moruga Scorpion, but with a more bitter and floral flavour. I didn't get many pods, but they were the size of golf balls.

Garden of Apologies Scorpion, Red
1,400,000 - 2,000,000 SHU
Scorpion, Red

Classic pepper from Trinidad and Tobago. Slight fruitiness on the forward but with a sharp burn to the back of the throat as soon as you swallow.

Garden of Apologies Scorpion, Yellow
1,200,000 - 1,500,000 SHU
Scorpion, Yellow

At the mild end of the scorpion scale with a hint of sweet citrus.

Garden of Apologies Scorpion, Giant White
100,000 - 350,000 SHU
Scotch Bonnet, Red

Red Scotch Bonnets are less common than yellows. but otherwise they're pretty much the same.

Garden of Apologies Scotch Bonnet, Yellow
100,000 - 350,000 SHU
Scotch Bonnet, Yellow

Very similar to a habanero in heat and flavour, but with undertones of apple and cherry. Classic Jamaican pepper.

Garden of Apologies Yellow Scotch Brains
900,000 - 1,200,000 SHU
Scotch Brains, Yellow

A cross between a Scotch Bonnet and a 7 Pot Yellow Brainstrain. Nice citrus flavour.

Garden of Apologies Scorpion, Giant White
923,889 - 1,853,986 SHU
Trinidad Douglah

This could be the 7 Pot Douglah with a different name given by a different seed vendor. The pods ripened to brown rather than red.

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