ABOUT THE DEVIL’S TONGUE
The Devil’s Tongue pepper is similar in color and shape to the Fatalii pepper, but with smoother skin and smaller size. 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 as it was “discovered” in Pennsylvania growing among other habanero peppers, so its exact origins are unknown. The heat level rivals that of the habanero and is still much hotter than most peppers.
WHERE DO DEVIL’S TONGUE PEPPERS COME FROM?
The Devil’s Tongue pepper is said to have originated in Pennsylvania, created by an Amish farmer. It possesses a higher level of heat compared to yellow while having a different kind of flavor.
The pepper bears similarities to the fatalii red, being that it shares ancestry with the yellow relative.
HOW HOT IS THE DEVIL’S TONGUE PEPPER?
The Devil’s tongue pepper possesses a fruity flavor while delivering a devilish level of heat. It certainly deserves its name. The pepper measures 125,000 to 325,000 Scoville Heat Units on the Scoville Scale.