Carolina Reaper Pepper Seeds

"World's current hottest pepper"

Sun: Full Sun

Days to Maturity: 100 Days

Scoville Heat Units (SHU): 1,400,000 - 2,200,000 SHU

Packet: 5 Seeds

Price: $5.99

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Originally called HP22B, the Carolina Reaper is currently one of the hottest peppers in the world. The average heat level is 1,569,300 SHU. Peppers are bright red with bumpy skin and a long stinger. Even though this pepper was bred for heat, it has excellent flavor as well. It is said that the Carolina Reaper is the most flavorful out of all the super hot peppers. The flavor is described as sweet and fruity with chocolate undertones. Carolina Reaper can be used in salsas, sauces, and chili.

  • Quick Facts

    • Botanical Name: Capsicum chinense

    • Life Cycle: Annual

    • Light Requirement: Full Sun

    • Planting Season: Warm Season

    • Plant Type: Extremely Hot 1,400,000-2,200,000 Scoville

    • Features: Open Pollinated, Container Garden, Deer Resistant

    • Fruit Size: 2”-3” Long

    • Days to Maturity: 100 Days

    • Plant Spacing: 12-18 inches

    • Planting Depth: 1/4 inch

    • Sowing Method: Start Indoors, Direct Sow

    • Cold Stratification: No

    • Hardiness Zones: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10