Hot Pepper Plant Collection - 2.5" Pots- Carolina Reaper, Thai Hot, Bhut Jolokia

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Start your own hot pepper plant collection! You will receive three hot pepper plants - 1 Carolina Reaper, 1 Thai Hot and 1 Bhut Jolokia each growing in a 2.5" Pot. This is the World Record Hottest Chili, Carolina Reaper pepper. It is beautiful with a bright red rough surface and a long stinger. But don’t let looks fool you! This pepper got its name for a reason. Be very, very careful using this pepper. Those who don’t fear the Reaper are fools. Scoville: 1.474 million. The Carolina Reaper is a hybrid chili pepper of the Capsicum chinense species, originally called the "HP22B", bred by cultivator Ed Currie. The Carolina Reaper was rated as the world's hottest chili pepper by Guinness World Records according to 2012 tests, averaging 1,569,300 SHU on the Scoville scale with peak levels of over 2,200,000 SHU. The previous record-holder was the Trinidad Moruga Scorpion. The cost to Currie to obtain the evidence to claim the Guinness record was $12,000. Extremely hot variety originally from Thailand. Plants become covered with 1 inch long peppers that are green at first but ripen to red. Both colors appear on the plant at the same time making this variety ornamental as well as edible. Thin fleshed peppers are used especially in Oriental dishes. HOT PEPPERS: When Wilbur Scoville first devised a means to test the heat of peppers, his hottest entry then came in at 20,000 units. Habanero and Thai chilies can go as high as 60,000. Compare that to the sweet bell pepper at zero. Bhut Jolokia Pepper: In fall of 2006, the Guinness Book of Records confirmed that New Mexico State University Regent s Professor Paul Bosland had indeed discovered the world s hottest chile pepper, Bhut Jolokia. Bhut Jolokia, at 1,001,304 Scoville Heat Units (SHU), is nearly twice as hot as Red Savina, the chile pepper variety it replaces as the world s hottest. A New Mexico green chile contains about 1,500 SHUs and an average jalapeno measures at about 10,000 SHUs. The name Bhut Jolokia translates as ghost chile, Bosland said, "it s because the chile is so hot, you give up the ghost when you eat it!
  • Hot Pepper Collection
  • Dangerously hot
  • Days to Maturity: 70 to 90 days
  • Carolina Reaper / Thai Hot / Bhut Jolokia
  • Immediate shipping, 3 hot pepper plants each growing in a 2.5" Pot