( originally named the HP22B)
This Chilli is seriously HOT and not for the faint hearted.
Like the Naja Viper and the Trinidad Scorpion, the Carolina Reaper has a scorpion-like tail. It’s a red pepper about 3.8cm to 5cm in total length.
It has been rated as the worlds hottest chili pepper by Guinness World Records since August 7, 2013.
The official Guinness World Record heat level is 1,569,300 Scoville Heat Units (SHU), according to tests conducted by Winthrop University in South Carolina.
The figure is an average for the tested batch; the hottest individual pepper was measured at 2.2 million SHU.
One unique feature shared by a few of the super hot peppers is the “scorpion’s tail” that is very well defined in this pepper. It gets its tail from being a cross between a Pakistani Naga and a Red Habanero.
It is described as having a fruity and a sweet taste if you can get past the heat.
Seeds Per Pack 30+
Scientific Name Capsicum Chinense
Scoville Heat Units 2,200,000 SHU
Days to Fruit 90 Days
Chilli seeds vcan take up to 30 days to germinate and prefer hot weather and full sun.
this is a scorching chili. Eating it raw is not ever advised, and touching it with bare hands can actually cause severe burns.