The Carolina Reaper is one of the hottest peppers in the world! This very hot pepper has a sweet chocolate-cherry under tone with hint of fiery citrus. The Guinness book of World Records has the Carolina Reaper at 1,569,000 Scoville Heat Units (SHU). Use with caution, extremely hot!
Peppers plants thrive best when temperatures are warm. Ideal temperatures are 21 to 27°C during the day, and 16 to 21ºC at night. Pepper plants grow best in warm, well-drained soils. The plants are not particularly sensitive to soil acidity, but best results are obtained in the 6.0 to 6.8 pH range.
Scientific Name: Capsicum annuum
Crop Time: 19 weeks
Plant Spacing: 12-18″
Row Spacing: 24-36″
Sow Method: Transplant