Berlin Superhot Chili Project Target: 5000 people growing superhot chilis in Berlin in 2021
After an absolutely brilliant start to the project in 2020, that started around 800 people growing superhot chilis in Berlin, that we then turned the fruit into a 100% Berlin grown hot sauce with the legends at Crazy Bastard Sauce.
Right now is the perfect time of year to start germinating your chili seeds inside to get the best head start next season, all you need is a sunny warm window.
In the spacious surroundings of the Jockel Biergarten, by the 3 canals in Neukölln, let’s all meet and have an afternoon dedicated to all things chili. There’s lots of space indoors and outdoors (with covering and fires)
All COVID safety measures will be in place at the festival, please bring your masks, hand sanitizer will be around the venue and you will need to write down your details, seats will be arranged with distancing, please help us out by respecting this.
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.
WHERE DO I GET THE CHILI PLANTS?
By now it may be too late in the season to grow from seed, so we have some young superheat plants for sale to help you get started. These are available on our pickup website: www.crazybb2b.com
We do not send child plants in the post. They get damaged.
HOW DO I CARE FOR THE CHILIS?
Join the facebook group Berlin Chili Growers Group – This is a space for child growers to ask questions, give tips, share progress and connect with the wider Berlin clili growing community. There are also some very experienced growers in that group who will be happy to help out if you have any problems or questions.
HOW DO I GET INVOLVED?
You grow superhot 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 Sauce.
It must be a Superhot Chili (see below)
It must be grown by you
It must be grown within 50km of our store on Weserstrasse
It must be free from pesticides
WHAT DO I GET?
We will buy any superhot chilis 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)
As a contributor, you will also be invited to the Berlin Chili Growers Harvest Ball in late September 2020, which will feature performances by local comedians and the launch of the BERLIN SUPERHOT sauce.