Red Savina pepper is a cultivar of the habanero chili (Capsicum chinense Jacquin), which has been selectively bred to produce hotter, heavier, and larger fruit. From 1994 to 2006, the Red Savina chili held the Guinness World Record as the hottest chili in the world. In 2007, it was surpassed by the Naga Jolokia pepper.
Frank Garcia of GNS Spices, in Walnut, California, is credited with being the developer of the Red Savina habanero. The exact method Garcia used to select the hottest strains is not publicly known.
The Red Savina was protected by the U.S. Plant Variety Protection Act (PVP #9200255) until 2011.
extremely hot; Habanero Type; 1.5 to 2.5 inches long by 1 to 1.5 inches wide; medium thick flesh; matures from green to red; pendant pods; green leaves; 24 to 30 inches tall; Very Late Season (90+ days); Transplants are provided for the home gardener. Seeds from these peppers can not be legally saved to sell to others. You must plan to use these peppers for your own use.; C.chinense.