Carolina Reaper Pepper Live Plant

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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, 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.

Plants are shipped in 3 inch reusable plastic pots and are approximately 4 to 6 inches tall.

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  • 4

    Posted by KW on 25th Jun 2020

    i would order again. 4 stars because the plant was missing some leaves but i think its cause they pruned them. overall im happy though.

  • 5
    Happy w/ Purchase

    Posted by Andy Lorch on 5th Oct 2019

    It came today, I unboxed it, and am stoked! This is awesome!

  • 5
    The real deal

    Posted by Midwest Grower on 1st Oct 2019

    I waited until the plant actually had peppers on it to make sure they are true reapers. These are definitely the real deal. I went for the plant over seeds because I have a short grow season and I am so glad I did. I would highly recommend Tyler Farms plants!

  • 5
    Saved the hassle of popping seeds

    Posted by Mycotek on 30th Aug 2019

    Plants came in good shape. No diseases or bugs. I definitely recommend up potting the right away when they come in. Since the my get the stress of travel and having their roots banged around it’s better to give them some fresh soil to recover in right away.

  • 5
    Better than expected

    Posted by Tristan Jenkins on 25th Jul 2019

    I didn't realize how big these plants were going to be. Very cool! I will buy again soon. The discount helped too!