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The hottest pepper we grow! Until recently the South Carolina-grown cultivar named ‘Carolina Reaper’ was the world’s hottest pepper, registering up to 2.2 million Scoville units of heat. Carolina Reaper is a cross between Bhut Jolokia or ‘Ghost Pepper’ and a red habanero.


Each plant will produce an average of 30 fruits, each measuring 2-3”. Mature fruits are deep red and bumpy with a scorpion-looking stinger on the end (appropriately so). The taste is described in the Guinness Book of World Records as: fruity sweet, immediately followed by the bite of ‘molten lava’. Gloves should be worn when handling any part of the fruits when ripe. 

Carolina Reaper Peppers

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Expected to be ready in early May
  • Transplant seedlings into pots and grow until there are 6 true leaves on the plant. Plant them directly into rich soil, 30” apart or into large 5-gallon containers. Only plant peppers outdoors on a cloudy day, just prior to getting rain. Plant when soil is warm, at least 2 weeks after last frost, and when temperatures remain above 70 F.

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