Hot Chilli Pepper Carolina Reaper NEW

Is officially the hottest pepper variety in the world you can grow reaching an average of 1.5 Million Scoville units with a tested peak of 2.2 Million Scovilles (Guinness book of records)

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Hot Chilli Pepper Carolina Reaper NEW

Hot Chilli Pepper Carolina Reaper NEW. Is officially the hottest pepper variety in the world you can grow reaching an average of 1.5 Million Scoville units with a tested peak of 2.2 Million Scovilles (Guinness book of records) .  The plants reach around 90 cm with a compact habit and good yields.  The fruits average 4-5cm in diameter maturing from green to a bright scarlet red with a knarled look and characteristic pointed tail

These are genuine Carolina Reaper Seeds produced in isolated conditions and  supplied directly from the commercial producer and fresh from the latest harvest.

******Handle seeds / mature pods or any material in contact with them with extreme care as contact with sensitive areas of skin or eyes can cause a severe burning sensation******

Hot Chilli Pepper Carolina Reaper NEW

  • This variety can be difficult to germinate and therefore not for the novice.
  • Germination requires a minimum soil temperatures between 28-30C (82-86F).
  • They will not germinate without artificial additional heat provided.
  • In the UK it is best to supply bottom heat with the aid of a propagation mat or propagator.
  • The seed is unlikely to germinate in an average UK central heated house or heated greenhouse..
  • Soil based compost is best and should be fine and free-draining.
  • Germination in 14-28 days, patience is required.
  • Sow from Feb onwards in the UK indoors with heat provided
  • and lightly cover with vermiculite if possible to 1/4in depth.
  • The seed does not require light during germination;
  • however, once the seeds have germinated you need to provide adequate light for the seedlings.
  • If intending to move to a cooler conservatory or greenhouses in early summer
  • gradually acclimatise the plants both to the higher light levels and temperatures.
  • Please note this variety is not suited to outdoor cultivation in the UK
  • at any stage and will not appreciate unheated glasshouses in early spring until the weather warms.