Capsicum chinense ‘Carolina Reaper’ | ‘Red Chili Pepper’ | Seeds


Formerly “the hottest chili pepper in the world”, the ‘Carolina Reaper’ is certainly not for the faint-hearted! 10 seeds.

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Capsicum chinense var. ‘Carolina Reaper’ | ‘Red Chili Pepper’ | 10 seeds

From 2013-2017 holding the Guinness World Record for the hottest chili pepper in the world, the Carolina Reaper is certainly not for the faint-hearted (or, it could be argued, the terminally sensible)…

An intensely hot cultivar of the Capsicum chinense pepper, the variety was originally bred in South Carolina, USA, by crossing a Bhut jolokia with a red habanero – resulting in a gnarled red pepper with an official average heat rating of 1,569,300 Scoville Heat Units (although the highest rating for an individual pepper of the type is a staggering 2,200,000)!

Christened the ‘Reaper’ due to the pointy shape of its tail, this pepper is fairly easy to grow in the home garden, provided minimum temperatures of 18°C–20°C (64°F–68°F) are maintained. To restrict the plants growth and therefore cause it to fruit faster, 30–40cm pots are ideal.

All seed from Arkham’s Botanical was freshly and ethically sourced


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1 review for Capsicum chinense ‘Carolina Reaper’ | ‘Red Chili Pepper’ | Seeds

  1. Tez

    Cheers for the prompt response and fast delivery :] ! I planted the seed in my kitchen windowbox yesterday and now wait for some spicy goodness to grow!

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