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Pepper 'Carolina Reaper'

Capsicum annuum

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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