Carolina Reaper Pepper Seeds

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Scoville Heat Units (SHU):
1,400,000 - 2,200,000

The Carolina Reaper is currently the hottest pepper in the world that can be grown by the general public, according to Guinness World Records. In November 2013, the Guinness Book of World Records named the Carolina Reaper as the new hottest pepper in the world, replacing the Trinidad Moruga Scorpion. The Carolina Reaper pepper averages 1,569,300 Scoville Heat Units (SHU) and some peppers have been tested over 2,200,000 SHU, which is hotter than typical pepper spray. To put it in perspective, the Carolina Reaper is about 175 times hotter than the hottest Jalapeno.

The taste of the Carolina Reaper is described as fruity and sweet, but the intense heat level kicks in shortly after consumption. There’s a lot more flavor to the Carolina Reaper than most extremely hot peppers. The pepper was originally developed by Ed Currie, who crossed a Red Habanero with a Ghost pepper. Like Trinidad Scorpion varieties, the Carolina Reaper has a scorpion-like tail. The Carolina Reaper resembles the 7 Pot Primo pepper. The Carolina Reaper starts off green and ripens to red, reaching about 1.5 to 2 inches in total length.

The Carolina Reaper pepper was crossed with Jay’s Peach Ghost Scorpion pepper to create the California Reaper, which was originally developed by Steve Bender at Tyler Farms.

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  • 5
    Best seeds in the web

    Posted by Fred Howard on 8th Feb 2020

    I typically research my seed vendors quite a bit, trying over 10 different seed sources last year alone. Tyler Farms is consistently exceeding my expectations in both price and quality.

  • 5
    good germination rate

    Posted by Jorge De La Rosa on 28th Oct 2019

    would buy from again, quality seeds and a good price.

  • 5

    Posted by Nate on 1st Oct 2019

    They came in yesterday and they look great. All is good.

  • 5

    Posted by Yasmin Gutierrez on 1st Oct 2019

    Even the seeds on these are hot! So excited to grow them!

  • 5
    im happy with my order

    Posted by randy on 29th May 2018

    Yes. They look great. Some have even sprouted even though they havent been n the ground long.

  • 5
    quality product

    Posted by jack on 17th May 2018

    I found these guys through their pictures on Instagram and decided to put in an order. I am fairly new to peppers so I didn’t know what to expect but my seeds are thriving after only a month or so being planted.

  • 5
    Great order experience

    Posted by Jeanne on 8th May 2018

    Thank you for the quality seeds and helpful growing advice that you have offered. I admire the wide range of seeds that you carry and look forward to ordering again soon. Thank you again.

  • 5
    Great company to work with

    Posted by Green Thumbs, Florida on 22nd Apr 2018

    My Florida nursery has been buying in bulk from Tyler Farms for many grow seasons and
    we continue to be impressed with the quality product great price and friendly customer service. We are big fans of the new wholesale program and are thankful for the 25% off discount.

  • 5
    Great quality seeds

    Posted by Unknown on 19th Mar 2018

    Truly a great company to purchase from. I ordered several sets of peppers seeds and these were one of them. My Reaper plants are so healthy.