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Carolina Reaper - 4" Pot

Carolina Reaper - 4" Pot

Carolina Reaper - 4" Pot


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The Carolina Reaper Pepper holds the title of one of the hottest peppers in the world, a distinction that's earned it a revered spot among heat-loving gardeners. Originating from South Carolina, this pepper boasts a Scoville Heat Unit rating that averages over 1.6 million, with some individual peppers surpassing 2 million. For those brave enough to cultivate this fiery pod, the Carolina Reaper offers a unique combination of sweet, fruity flavor with an intense, lingering heat. Its distinct wrinkled, lantern-like appearance with a pointed tail is as iconic as its heat level is formidable.

When growing Carolina Reaper Peppers, patience and caution are key. They require a long growing season and thrive in warm climates with temperatures between 75 and 85 degrees Fahrenheit. Start seeds indoors 8 to 10 weeks before the last frost date, and transplant them outside only when the soil has warmed and all danger of frost has passed. These peppers prefer full sun, well-draining soil, and regular watering to maintain consistent soil moisture. As for uses, the Carolina Reaper is versatile in the kitchen but should be handled with gloves and respect due to its extreme heat. It's popular for hot sauces, salsas, and for daring chefs looking to add significant spice to their dishes.

Currently the Guinness Book of World Records holder for hottest pepper, as of August 7, 2013. Developed from Bhut Jolokia

Pepper Origin: United States
Spice Level: Super Hot
Scoville Heat Units: 1,500,000 - 2,200,000
Fruit Size: Small

* Due to the uncontrollable nature of growing plants, some varieties will not make the grade. We will do our best to fulfill your complete order. We will also automatically refund you for any tomatoes or peppers that are not available.

* Individual plants may vary in size from the variety description. Seedlings are in limited supply and variety availability may vary.

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