Dorset Naga® (Capsicum chinense), with a heat level averaging over a million Scoville Heat Units (ranging from 800,0000 t0 1,600,000 SHU), belongs to the group of chillies collectively known as “Superhots”, which are the hottest chillies in the world. Its scorching heat is combined with a distinctive fruity aroma, making it a truly exceptional chilli.

Dorset Naga® was developed at Sea Spring Seeds by us from the Bangladeshi chilli called naga morich. The original stock came from an Asian shop in Bournemouth, and it took us several years to develop a distinctive, uniform and stable (DUS) population, that was adapted to growing well in British conditions. In 2006 the variety was submitted to the Community Plant Variety Office (CVPO) in France, where it was subjected to three years of independent trials. In 2009 Dorset Naga was recognised as a distinct variety, and Sea Spring Seeds was awarded Plant Variety Protection for Dorset Naga.


Buy your Dorset Naga online:

Seed: click here

  • Plug plants: orders accepted from October: plants sent out end of April/early May)
  • Mature plants in 1 litre pots: from June to September (when stock available)

We also sell all Dorset Naga products at all the shows we attend (click here to see which shows we are attending).