By Jim (Habanero) Duffy
Death Spiral (Capsicum Chinense)
The Death Spiral or Death Pepper is a variant of the Naga Bubblegum Red cross from the United Kingdom originally
made by grower Terry Smith. We first saw this on a number of plants in 2015-2016. It does not have the bleeding
calyx like the Naga BBG 7. But it does have a reticulated pattern on its outer skin which look like grooves were
etched into it.
The Death Spiral peppers are unigue in that they ripen in multiple color stages. They start out
at light green but go to peach, then orange and finally red. The peppers get a pointy end but sometimes a tail as
well. The heat is above most Naga types and flavor is floral fruity. It has an upfront burn so beware. Its consistency
is not known so you may get many varied shapes and sizes. The Death Spiral chile plants grow over 4 feet tall.
At Refining Fire Chiles we isolate our seed production plants to avoid
cross-pollination with other chile species. If you want to try it yourself contact us for seeds, plants (March-August) and fresh chiles (September).
We also grow the Trinidad 7 Pot, Trinidad Scorpion, Naga Morich, Chocolate Habanero and many other Hot Chile Pepper plant