Carolina Reaper Pepper (Capsicum chinense)
According to the Guinness World Records, this is the world’s hottest pepper with Scoville measurements between 1.5-2.2 million. That’s super hot, FYI. These unique, fiery red fruits have a bumpy texture and small stinger tail. Extremely hot peppers are difficult to grow. A long hot growing season is needed to produce fruit. Expect a longer germination period and a lower germination rate. Plant wearing gloves and handle with care.
- 25 seeds minimum
- Germination: 21-28 days from transplant
- Maturity: 100-120 days
- Start indoors 8-10 weeks before the last frost. Plant 1/4" deep in seed starting mix. Requires soil temperatures of 65-90F to germinate. Heat mat is recommended. Keep soil moist.
- Transplant in full sun when all danger of frost has passed. Bottom leaves should be just above ground level.
- Space plants 12-18” apart; space rows 2-4' apart.