Carolina Reaper

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Carolina reaper seeds. The Carolina Reaper pepper is the King of Chiles. It entered the Guinness Book of World Records in December 2013

Scoville heat units (SHU): 1,400,000 – 2,200,000
Jalapeño reference point:  800 times hotter

10-12 chili seeds per pack

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The Carolina Reaper, known as the world’s hottest chili pepper, was created by Ed Currie of the PuckerButt Pepper Company in South Carolina. It gained fame in 2013 when it surpassed the Trinidad Scorpion “Butch T” as the hottest pepper according to the Guinness World Records. The Carolina Reaper averages over 1.6 million Scoville Heat Units (SHU), making it a fiery challenge for those brave enough to try it.

Eating a Carolina Reaper

Eating a Carolina Reaper can lead to intense burning sensations, sweating, and even temporary loss of taste. The pepper’s heat comes from its high concentration of capsaicin, the compound responsible for the spiciness of chili peppers. Despite its extreme heat, the Carolina Reaper has gained popularity in competitive eating challenges and spicy food enthusiasts looking to test their tolerance for heat.

The Carolina Reaper continues to be a sought-after chili pepper, often used in hot sauces, salsas, and even as a food additive. Its intense heat has solidified its reputation as one of the spiciest peppers in the world, attracting thrill-seekers and chili pepper aficionados alike to experience the fiery sensation it delivers.

Carolina Reaper cultivation

Carolina Reaper cultivation requires a warm climate with plenty of sunlight. These chili peppers thrive in well-draining soil with a pH level between 6.0 and 6.8. It’s essential to water the plants regularly, ensuring the soil remains moist but not waterlogged. Additionally, fertilize the plants every few weeks with a balanced fertilizer to promote healthy growth.

When cultivating Carolina Reapers, it’s crucial to provide support for the plants as they grow. Stake or cage the plants to prevent them from bending or breaking under the weight of the peppers. Pruning is also beneficial to encourage fruit production and airflow, reducing the risk of diseases. Harvest the ripe peppers carefully using gloves to protect your skin from the intense heat.

Store the Carolina Reapers

To store Carolina Reapers, dry them thoroughly to prevent mold growth. You can air dry them or use a dehydrator for faster results. Once dried, store the peppers in an airtight container away from light and moisture. Properly stored Carolina Reapers can last for several months, allowing you to enjoy the intense heat and fruity flavor in various dishes.


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3 reviews for Carolina Reaper

  1. Olivia Anderson

    Nice service fast shipping

  2. Lucas

    Good service, the seeds looks good

  3. Ely

    Good germination rate, fast shipping

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