One of the hottest peppers in the world, the Yellow 7 Pot pepper's name comes from the idea that one pepper pod can provide spice for 7 pots of stew. This is the yellow variety, an extremely rare strain of the 7 Pot family. The pods have a very high heat level and a fruity flavor like other 7 Pot varieties. The peppers mature to yellow and are about the same size as Red 7 Pot peppers. The Yellow 7 Pot pepper tastes similar to the Red 7 Pot pepper, but it has a slight citrus flavor. Yellow 7 Pot peppers fall under the super hot category because of their very spicy heat level. The Yellow 7 Pot pepper averages about 1,000,000 to 1,200,000 Scoville Heat Units (SHU), just behind the Carolina Reaper and the Trinidad Moruga Scorpion on the Scoville Heat Scale.
The 7 Pot pepper was originally grown in Trinidad, and there are several different colored strains, including the Red 7 Pot, White 7 Pot, 7 Pot Brain Strain, Chocolate 7 Pot, 7 Pot Primo, and 7 Pot Douglah. The 7 Pot pepper is related to the Trinidad Scorpion pepper, one of the hottest peppers in the world.