The chilli was developed in collaboration of Nottingham Trent University and has a heat rating of 2.48 Million SHU (Scoville Heat Units) which breaks the current record by some margin.
The chilli has been registered with the Guinness World Records.
The plant will last for many years giving an abundance of fruit every year and has many medical uses, including numbing the skin for those having an allergic reaction to anaesthetic.
The plant would live happily on a windowsill, conservatory or glasshouse but is not suitable to grow outside in the UK due to fluctuations in temperature.
It is being launched at RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2017 and entered into the RHS Chelsea Plant of the Year competition.
- See more RHS Plant of the Year 2017 entries.