Carolina Reaper peppers, 20 seeds per pack, organic, heirloom, GMO Free, Capsicum chinense, heirloom seeds,
20 seeds per pack
Name: Carolina Reaper Pepper
Scientific Name: Capsicum chinense
2013’s “World’s hottest pepper” ~ 1,569,300 Scoville units
Bright red, gnarled and lumpy with a scythe-like tail, ‘Carolina Reaper’ is a cross between ‘Bhut Jolokia’ (Ghost Pepper) and a red habanero. The fruity flavor has a hint of citrus with sweet, chocolate-cherry undertones. This pepper has been known to lure you in with a great flavor before loading your taste buds with capsaicin.
Origination: The Americas (this particular cultivar was even bred in Carolina, USA)
Recommended Uses: Culinary, dares
Height: 4-5 ft.
Hardiness: zones: Warm season annual for most zones
Flower Color: white
Maturity: 90-100 days
Start 8-10 (Seeds can take up to 6-8 weeks for proper germination) weeks before transplanting, which should be done 2-3 weeks after the expected last frost. Sow seeds ¼ inch deep in seed-starting mix; Keep the soil moist at 75˚F. As soon as seedlings emerge, provide plenty of light, waiting until you see three sets of true leaves before transplanting outdoors. Before planting in the garden, seedling plants need to be acclimated. Accustom young plants to outdoor conditions by moving them to a sheltered place outside for a week. Be sure to protect them from wind and hot sun during this period.