Carolina Reaper Peppers
This is an extremely hot variety developed by a grower named Ed Currie. It is also called HP22B pepper. As of 2013 it is over 7 generations old. Ed created this chile plant variety by crossing a Pakistani Naga with a Red Habanero type from St Vincents Island in the West Indies. It is similar in looks to the Trinidad 7 Pot Primo.
It has been Scoville tested at Winthrop University and found by them to have an average heat level of over 1,400,000. These chile plants grow slow in the beginning like Nagas but are very productive. The Carolina Reaper chile plant has a nice fruity flavor similar to other superhots like the 7 Pot. The Carolina Reaper can grow to a height over 4 feet tall.
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