Pepper extreme hot (Capsicum chinense)

Carolina Reaper

The current Guinness World Record holder for the hottest chili pepper. The deep red wrinkly fruits mostly have a distinct tail, maturing from green to bright red, having a fruity flavour, once you get over the extreme heat!

English common name: Chili Pepper

Scoville units / heat level: 1.5 to 2 million

Average fruit size: 5 x 3cm (length x width)

Average fruits per plant: 30

Plant type: indeterminate (needs support)

Maturity: Late

Production: greenhouse and outdoors in pots

Culinary use: Use very sparingly in curry dishes

Note: handle fruits with care, wear gloves, mask and goggles before handling the fruits, then wash hands thoroughly after handling the fruits, due to the extreme heat level.