7 Pot Primo: Everything About Them

The 7 Pot Primo pepper is one of the world’s hottest peppers. Bred by Troy Primeaux of the 1990s band Santeria, this super-spicy pepper is the result of cross-breeding between various peppers over the years.

Many consider the 7 Pot Primo to be a combination of the Naga Morich and the Trinidad 7-Pot pepper. As you can imagine, the result is one seriously hot yet distinctive pepper.

This hybrid pepper has become highly sought-after in the world of pepper enthusiasts.

This is mainly down to its supreme hotness with a rating of 800,000 to 1,268,250 Scoville heat units. Want something extreme? The 7 Pot Primo may be what you have been looking for.

With a unique scorpion-like tail, this pepper has an air of attitude to it. Just what you want from a scorching, fiery food item such as this.

Find out everything you need to know about the 7 Pot Primo pepper in today’s blog. Get ready for some sizzling fun.

Basic Facts

  • The 7 Pot Primo scores up to 1.5 million on the Scoville scale.
  • It has a length of 1 to 2 inches.
  • It has a diameter of 1 to 1.5 inches.
  • To match its fiery spice, the 7 Pot Primo boasts a dazzling red color.
  • It is from the Capsicum Chinense species of chili pepper.
  • Its seeds are from Primo’s peppers.


The 7 Pot Primo is a cross between the Trinidad 7 Pot and the Naga Morich peppers.

Its grower, Troy Primeaux began developing this chili pepper in the early part of the 2000s. He began this journey at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette’s Horticulture Department.

Primeaux has discussed how he sold seeds during the early development of the 7 Pot Primo but this was before the cross between the Trinidad 7 Pot and Naga Morich peppers was fully stable.

Another man known for producing super-hot chili peppers is Ed Currie. He bred the world’s officially hottest pepper, the Carolina reaper but some speculate that he got a hold of a few seeds from Primeaux in those early days.

This is because the Carolina reaper has a very similar appearance to the 7 Pot Primo. If this is true is up for debate.

The Scoville Scale

There’s no doubt about it – the 7 Pot Primo is one of the hottest peppers in the world. Troy Primpeaux has stated that this pepper comes in at around 1,500,000 SHUs.

Therefore, it is one of the hottest peppers that has ever been tested. To put this into context, the habanero pepper has around 250,000 SHUs while those spicy jalapenos that make you cry have just 5,000 SHUs.

Some have likened the 7 Pot Primo pepper to a red mushroom cloud after a nuclear explosion. (It’s probably just as hot!)

The original 7 Pot pepper gets its unusual name from a Trinidadian legend in Troy’s local area who frequently spiced up 7 pots of stew. While all 7 Pot peppers are extremely hot, Primeaux’s cross is the hottest by far.

7 Pot Primo Consistency

Many pepper growers believe that the 7 Pot Primo is one of the most consistent plants out there. By consistent, we mean that the pepper plant produces reliable and consistent shapes, sizes, yields, and heat levels.

On average, it has been found that less than 2% of these plants grow inconsistently. But, a crop’s consistency is generally determined by the conditions in which it grows and how well the plant is cared for.

In Summary

The 7 Pot Primo may not be as famous as the hottest pepper, the Carolina Reaper, but it is not far off in terms of heat. This pepper should be more famous than it is. And, we are happy to celebrate this super-spicy fiery pepper in this little blog today.

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