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Hot Pepper ‘Carolina Reaper' Seeds

The Carolina Reaper is officially THE World’s Hottest Pepper.

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$5.95
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AKA HP22B. The Carolina Reaper is officially THE World’s Hottest Pepper. For those extreme pepper eaters, Carolina Reaper is a must. For those less adventurous, they make a great conversation piece in the garden. These devious little peppers are fiery red with a little scythe shaped tail at the base of many fruit, hence the name reaper.

Developed by a grower named Ed Currie by crossing a Pakistani Naga with a Red Habanero type from St. Vincent Island in the West Indies. It was bred in South Carolina and tested at over 2.2 Million Scoville Heat Units (with an average of 1,641,000 SHU) by Winthrop University. Non-Isolated.

SHU: 1,400,000 – 2,200,000 SHU 

To purchase our Dried Carolina Reaper Pepper Pods, click here

Michigan Seeds grown on our farm, Renegade Acres, in Howell, MI!

Certified Organic by Oregon Tilth.

Additional Info

Botanical Name Capsicum chinense
Life Cycle Annual
Min. Time to Germinate 10 Days
Max. Time to Germinate 15 Days
Depth to Sow Seeds 1/4 in.
When to Sow Indoors 8-10 weeks before last spring frost
Growing Height 24-36 in. (60-90 cm)
Plant Spacing 24-36 in. (60-90 cm)
Hardiness N/A
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Danger N/A
Other Details Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Soil pH Requirements 5.6 to 6.0 (acidic), 6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic), 6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
Days to Harvest 110-120
Propagation Methods From seed; sow indoors before last frost
Seed Collecting Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds
Heat (Scoville Heat Units) 1,200,000-1,499,999 SHU, 1,500,000-199,999,999 SHU
Pepper Color Green changing to red
Pepper Shape Tapered, Twisted
Pepper Size Small (under 2in. in length)
Pepper Usage Drying, Fresh (salsa, salads)
Seeds Per Pack 10