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 start 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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  • 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

  • 5

    Posted by AZ Gardner on 11th May 2018

    After shopping around and evaluating different seed companies, I decided to order several different seeds from Tyler Farms and I am so glad that I did. My small package of seeds arrived within a week of when I ordered them and I am on my way towards creating an edible garden.

  • 5
    Da bomb

    Posted by EZ Grower on 8th May 2018

    The best pepper in the world. If you haven’t tried this yet, you are missing out. Order these seeds and you will not be disappointed!

  • 5
    Neat new variety

    Posted by I LOVE HOT on 13th Apr 2018

    k love this new variety. there are all sorts of peppers that look like combinations of carolina reaper peppers and jays peach ghost scorpion peppers. super hot for sure. very fun to grow. looking forward to seeing what new varieties you guys come up with.

  • 5
    My new favorite chili pepper

    Posted by peppergardner211 on 23rd Feb 2018

    I bought these last year and used them in everything from hot sauces to salsa to beer brewing! I made the mistake of not saving any seeds though, so now I'm back for another round (and picking up a few new types of pepper seeds as well). Kudos to Kirk for helping assist me with my grow and to Steve Bender for creating a wonderful new variety for the chili pepper community to enjoy. Cheers!

  • 5
    straight fire!

    Posted by Unknown on 10th Nov 2017

    these peppers reminded me a lot of peach reapers. they each have their own unique look like the carolinas, but theres something about peach peppers that i just love.

  • 5
    Hot, hot, hot! Great pepper, and this from a Mexi!

    Posted by Ligia Mora on 26th Oct 2017

    GREAT pepper, grown from the best seeds of course! Every seed planted grew into a gorgeous plant with tons of peppers. I took some peppers down to Guadalajara, for family to try, and they LOVED them!! Best peppers ever!!

  • 5
    fun new pepper

    Posted by tom avery on 21st Sep 2017

    most of my peppers looked like peach reapers, but i had a few that took on the look of the peach ghost scorpion. im very excited about this pepper. looks like it it could be the next big pepper!