California Reaper Pepper Seeds

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Originally developed by our head horticulturist Steve Bender, the California Reaper is a cross between the Carolina Reaper and Jay's Peach Ghost Scorpion. Dr. Bender has spent numerous grow seasons developing the California Reaper. The pepper starts off light green and ripen to peach, with most pods resembling a peach colored Carolina Reaper. Although the California Reaper has not yet officially been tested, the Carolina Reaper pepper averages 1,569,300 Scoville Heat Units (SHU). Similar to that of the Carolina Reaper, the taste of the California Reaper is described as fruity and sweet.

The California Reaper was one of the first peppers developed at Innovation Acre, which is a project at Tyler Farms that focuses on developing unique crosses of peppers. The project is led by head horticulturist Steve Bender.

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  • 3
    the Cali Reaper

    Posted by Rich Mendoza on 14th Mar 2024

    Seeds, 2022 one plant grew fine, but never gave peppers, it lived for 2023 again blossomed but gave no peppers, the plant is still alive (maybe this year)...

  • 5
    The real deal

    Posted by Jack Rammond on 17th Dec 2023

    Being a heat seeker, I've tried many hot peppers, but the California Reaper is in a league of its own. The seeds were easy to grow, and the peppers pack a punch. If you're looking for a thrilling spicy pepper, these seeds are the real deal.

  • 5
    nothing better than this pepper

    Posted by Tim Martin on 19th Sep 2023

    Hot if you can take, you'll love the flavor!

  • 4
    too hot for me but tasty

    Posted by Stacie on 18th Dec 2022

    these are VERY hot but i love the look of them so i bought.

  • 5

    Posted by Kaimalino on 28th Mar 2022

    Ordered on the 23rd arrived the 28th, that's prompt delivery to the Big Island! They are great looking seeds, looking forward to sowing them tomorrow!

  • 5
    5 stars

    Posted by Rusty on 23rd Mar 2022

    5 stars

  • 5
    Cool variety

    Posted by A K P on 1st Feb 2022

    Just had my last harvest of these down in Key West and they are absolutely stunning. Beautiful looking peppers and actually surprisingly tasty if you can handle the heat. I would give 10 stars if I could. Hands down my new favorite pepper.

  • 5
    Healthy viable seeds

    Posted by Benji Singh on 1st Oct 2019

    I was so impressed with the packaging and the fresh seeds. They took only about a week to sprout. Thanks Tyler Farms for the good quality product!

  • 5
    New pepper seed

    Posted by Russell on 21st Apr 2019

    Received my seeds they look great can't wait to plant them