There was one lonely grower amongst the brokers today at Soulard. I walked up to his stand just in time to hear some lady yell "you're crazy" in an angry tone and walk away. So I laid on the sweetness extra thick cause I don't like it when people are mean to farmers. Anyhoo, I got some kale, some beets, some turnips, and these guys to the left. Here's how the conversation went:
Me: What's a "Carribbean Red?"
Nice Farmer: You probably don't want to be messing with those if you don't know what they are.
Me: I eat habeneros.
Nice Farmer: You really don't want to buy those if you've never had them.
Me: I'll take a box.
Nice Farmer: Well, you're just gonna do what you want, aren't you?
(For the record, I usually find it a good idea to take the suggestions of the farmers. I mean, they know their produce better than anyone else. But me, I'm a pepper junkie, always chasing that capsaicin dragon.)
An Internet search is showing a scoville heat unit range of between 350,000 and 445,000. For reference a jalapeno runs between 3000 and 6000 shu. We'll see how that goes. I can say with certainty, I will be wearing gloves for this.