We were very honoured to have been given the opportunity to take on these two varieties, they were developed in Somerset by a chilli enthusiast, known in the Chilli world as 'Naga Nick'. We grew them in 2014 and on the understanding that we do not change the names.
Tests were done on the Lucy, at Warwick University, on a randomly selected batch of 10 pods. They scored a whopping 1,359,284 Scoville Heat Units. Some pods would have tested higher, some lower. It was an average result.
The Katie, was also tested, but as it was initially believed to be a milder variety, only one pod was tested. Preliminary results indicated a score of 1,590,000 Scoville Heat Units. A figure we believe to be hottest grown in the UK. So far. It may well be that the average result would be lower, or it could have been a rogue result.