BERLIN SUPERHOT PROJECT
A SUPERHOT SAUCE FOR BERLIN
We want to make a local hot sauce for Berlin, made in Berlin and from ingredients grown in Berlin. The city has many allotments, urban farms and gardens which can supply us with great ingredients like apples, pumpkins, onions and even sweet peppers and chilis.
But we need something hotter than the average chili. We want to work with some of the worlds hottest chilis, grown in Berlin.
Many of our customers are also chili lovers and hobby gardeners, with years of experience of growing chilis on their balconies, in their apartments or in their gardens and allotments (if they are lucky enough to have them), so we want to ask for your help to grow superhot chilis in Berlin for 2020.
WHAT IS A SUPERHOT SHILI?
A Superhot chili is any type of chili pepper that is typically rated at 1 million Scoville or higher. It starts with the famous Ghost Pepper, also known as the Bhut Jolokia, and it goes all the way up to about 2 million Scoville with chilis such as the 7 Pot brain strain, the Trinidad Scorpion and the world record holder Carolina Reaper. There may be even hotter hybrid chilis out there.
If you're not sure about the Scoville rating of your chili just look it up on Wikipedia, most of the common ones are listed on there. If you can't find it on Wikipedia just take a big bite of the chili, and if you have a near death experience it's probably a Superhot.
CAROLINA REAPERS NEED A HOME
We will use any and all kinds of Superhot chili in the sauce, and it will be interesting to see what kind of mix we can get. But a safe bet for heat is the Carolina Reaper: that's why we've been growing hundreds of the evil little bastards over the last two months. But we don't have enough space for them all to grow up.
You can buy a young Carolina Reaper plant in the online store and collect it in out shop on Weserstrasse on Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays from 15:00 - 22:00. Take it home, treat it well, and someday soon it may join all its little friends in a big pot of Berlin Superhot Chili Sauce.
We will be posting some good information about growing chilis on this page soon, so stay tuned. You can also join the facebook group Berlin Superhot Chili Project to ask questions, give tips, share your progress and connect with the Berlin clili growing community.
JOIN THE BERLIN SUPERHOT PROJECT
Here's how it works:
You grow chilis on your balcony, in your garden, on your allotment or anywhere you can grow them. We buy the chilis from you and turn them into Berlin Superhot Chili Sauce.
It must be a Superhot Chili
It must be grown by you
It must be grown within 50km of our store on Weserstrasse
It must be free from pesticides
Here's what you get:
We will buy anything up to 2kg from you, at a price of €20 per kilo. Anything more than 2kg please check with us in advance.
Alternatively you can take a voucher for our products for a value of €30 per kg of chili.
We will add your name to the list of contributing chili growers on this page (if you want)