Carolina Reaper Heat Exceptionally hot Scoville scale 1,569,300 on average, with peak levels of over 2,200,000 SHU

The Carolina Reaper is a cultivar of chili pepper of the Capsicum chinense species, originally named the "HP22B", bred by Ed Currie, who runs PuckerButt Pepper Company in Fort Mill, South Carolina, United States. As of 2014, it is the world's most piquant pepper.

The original crossbred was between a red naga pepper and a Red Savina pepper.[1] The "Carolina Reaper" was rated as the world's hottest chili pepper by Guinness World Records from 2012 to 2014.[2] It averages a 1,569,300 on the Scoville scale with peak levels of over 2,200,000 Scoville Heat Units (SHU).

The previous world record-holder for peppers was the Trinidad Scorpion Butch T pepper.[3]

See also


  1. ^ "PuckerButt Pepper Company Web site home page". Retrieved February 2, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Hottest chili". Guinness World Records. Retrieved 11 July 2014. 
  3. ^ ABC News: What Happens When You Eat a 'Carolina Reaper,' One of the World's Hottest Peppers, 1 November 2013

External links

All data is from Wikipedia.

Back to the Pepperperdia

Back to Damn Good Pepper