The pepper has a long curved shape that is reminiscent of a tongue and very hot, hence the name Devil’s Tongue.
The Devil’s Tongue is similar in color and shape to the Fatalii, but with smoother skin and smaller size.
The pods are around 10 cm long and 3 cm wide and look very similar to the Fatali and often confused for.
It matures to a bright yellow or yellow-orange and has a sweet, fruity flavor, if you can get past the intense heat.
It appears to be in the habanero family, but it was “discovered” in Pennsylvania growing amongst other habaneros, so its exact origins are unknown.
The Devil’s Tongue is rumored to have first come on the scene due to an Amish farmer that encountered it in his patch of Habanero peppers. This took place in Pennsylvania and many hail the Devil’s Tongue Pepper as originating there under those mysterious conditions.
The heat level rivals that of the habanero and is still much hotter than most peppers.
up to 500,000 Scoville Units in 2010 heat tests. average: 325,000 Scoville Heat Units depending upon growing conditions.