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Pepper 'Carolina Reaper'

Capsicum annuum
Please Note: A $15 service fee applies to all orders. We are unable to take phone orders or add items over the phone to online orders at this time. Purchase for Pickup is available at five locations: Auburn, Citrus Heights, Elk Grove, Folsom, and Rocklin. We're committed to fulfilling your order within 24 hours.

Typically available from early spring through mid-summer. Check with your local store for current availability.

Small, wrinkled, red pepper is 2019's world's hottest pepper. Won the Guinness World Records "Hottest Pepper" title in 2013, measuring 1.5-2.2 million Scoville Units. Small amounts are best used in homemade hot sauce. 

Draw pollinators into your garden with pollinator-attracting plants.

*Handle hot peppers with care: use gloves and avoid contact with eyes.

* Check Stores for current availability, or stop in to see the full selection.

Plant with Tomatoes


  • Size: 5' tall, 4' wide
  • Days to Maturity: 90 Days
  • Productivity: 1.5"-2" Extremely Hot Peppers
  • Light Requirement: Full Sun
  • Water Needs: Moderate
  • Growth Habit: Upright

Green Thumb Guide

Plant in enriched garden soil 1-2 weeks after last frost. Leave 18"-20" of space between each planting. Fertilize when transplanting and when flowers are about to bloom. Water early morning or late evening. Harvest peppers when they ripen to dark red.



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