The Q&A Archives: Ring of Fire Hot Pepper

Question: I have planted a hot pepper plant called "Ring of Fire". That is all the information the greenhouse had on it. It is growing well, hot as can be. But I would like to know the proper name. I suspect it is a cayenne or a thai hot pepper, but am only guessing. The plant is about 4 feet high now, still growing - producing small white flowers that then quickly produce a 3 to 4 inch long, green pepper. It then ripens to a beautiful red color. The pepper is as hot as I have ever had. Any help you can give me would be appreciated.

Answer: Ring of Fire is a pencil thin cayenne type pepper. You're right - it's extremely hot - boasting heat units of 60,000 to 100,000. Enjoy!

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