Carolina Reaper Chilli Seeds. Is the official World's hottest chilli pepper according to Guinness Book of Records. It ranks un-matched on the Scoville Heat Scale (SHU) tipping in at an AVERAGE 1,569,300 SHU and a top heat over 2,200,000 SHU. For those who are not familiar with SHU - that is between 300 - 400 times hotter than a Jalapeño. The previous World Record holder - the Trinidad Scorpion ButchT had a top SHU of 1,463,700. Besides the heat, which is as hot as it gets... it has a wicked look. It's lumpy, it's bumpy... it has a tail and just looks mean never mind being dangerously hot! Flavour-wise, these chillies are fruity, sweet with hints of cinamon and undertones of chocolate... beautiful, mind-blowingly hot and tasty... a must for all chilliheads in my books! They are good growers, but like heat during the seedling stage. This plants will grow to about 1,5m in height and yield loads of the world's hottest chillies. Really a very very very little goes a loooong way!
THIS IS OUR MOST SERIOUS WARNING! THIS IS NOT A JOKE - THIS CHILLI IS IN OUR EXPERIENCE LETHALLY HOT AND MUST BE TREATED WITH ABSOLUTE CAUTION AND RESPECT!
Chillihead Images of fresh chillies shown in product views are for purpose of showing the type of chillies that these seeds have been harvested from. We do not sell fresh chillies on this site. Customers are advised that they are buying chilli seeds for the type of chilli shown in the product view. All our chilli plants are open pollinated. While we endeavour to grow plants in seclusion, cross polination may still be a factor. We do not sell to minors under the age of 18. We would also like to warn customers that most of our products are exctremely hot and should be treated with utmost respect.
|Start:||Start Indoors: July - August (About 8 weeks before the last frost) Plant Outdoors: First weeks of October (Weather Permitting - night time temperatures have to be over 10ºC)|
|Soil Type:||Loamy, well drained soil.|
|Sunlight:||Generally Full Sun. The more the better. Seedlings should be introduced to sun gradually in early spring and protected with 40% shade netting (if possible). Some of the Wild chilli varieties perefer dappled sunlight.|
|Days to harvest:||Generally between 65 - 100 days from planting. This can vary depending on variety and on given growing conditions and weather. Insect or plant (hail) damage may also slow plant growth.|
|Spacing:||Plant 45 - 60cm apart and raise roots above ground level in raised beds or rows.|