Carolina Reaper

1,200,000-2,200,000 SHU

This Chilli burst onto the scene in 2011.  It was quickly awarded the Guinness World record for the hottest Chilli in 2013.  Developed by Ed Currie the owner of Puckerbutt Pepper Company, this Chilli was worked on for over 10 years and was heavily scrutinised by the World Record team over 3 years before awarding.  The Chilli has a sweet, fruity flavour with hints of Cinnamon and Chocolate.  The shape and texture of the pods have to be seen to be believed, they are contorted with pimples and bulges and then the stinger tail protrudes from the bottom and they can grow to approximately 7cm long.

The plants can grow to over 1.5 m so you will need a lot of space and patience. You can also expect a long germination period but trust me the more love you give to this plant the better the reward and there is nothing so satisfying as having a full and healthy crop from all your efforts and dedication.  If you master the art of growing this variety there is nothing else you can't achieve in life.