Carolina Reaper, is the current Guinness World Record holder for the hottest chili pepper.
It has an average Scoville value of 1,569,300 and a high value of 2,200.000! By comparison a Habanero is a mere 100,000 units, and a Jalapeno measures in at around 5,000 units.
These fiery little peppers are deep red and gnarled, with a bumpy texture and a little scythe shaped tail at the base of the fruit.
- 1,500,000 SHU
- 120 days to harvest