Carolina Reaper Super-Hot Pepper Seeds
Now the World’s Hottest Pepper! The Guinness Book of World Records recently proclaimed a South Carolina-grown cultivar named ‘Carolina Reaper’ as the world’s hottest pepper, registering 1,569,300 Scoville units of heat (a measure of heat intensity) at a South Carolina university, about 7% hotter than the 1,463,700 Scovilles when Guinness tested the previous hottest pepper, ‘Trinidad Moruga Scorpion’, back in 2011. Bright red, gnarled and lumpy with a scythe-like tail, ‘Carolina Reaper’ is a cross between Bhut Jolokia or ‘Ghost Pepper’ and a red habanero. The fruity flavor has a hint of citrus with sweet, chocolate-cherry undertones. Mature fruits are about the size of a Ping-Pong ball.
Requires bottom heat to germinate. 55% germination.
- Days to Maturity: 95
- Sow Method: Start Indoors
- Sow Depth: ¼ Inch
- Spacing: 14 - 18 Inches
- Sun: Full Sun
- Height: 5 Feet
- Fruit Size: 1 - 3 Inches
- Scoville Heat Unit: 1,569,300 SHU