Ever wonder where our pepper seeds come from? For generations we have carefully cultivated our own private seed stock on Avery Island. We store the seeds in a special bank vault as an added precaution.
The Scoville Scale of Chili Peppers List from Hottest to Mildest: The Scoville unit was named for Wilbur Scoville in 1912. At the time, he worked for a pharmaceutical company named Parke-Davis where he developed a test called the "Scoville Organoleptic Test" which is used to measure a chili pepper's heat.