The Carolina Reaper, current Guinness Record holder as the Worlds Hottest Chilli, whoo hoo..
The Carolina Reaper is a cultivar of chili pepper of the Capsicum chinense species, originally named the "HP22BNH", bred by Ed Currie, who runs PuckerButt Pepper Company in Fort Mill, South Carolina, United States. As of Nov 2013, it is officially the world's hottest pepper.
The original crossbreed was between a Bhut jolokia, the former world record holder, and a Red Habanero pepper.”The "Carolina Reaper" has been rated as the world's hottest chili pepper by Guinness World Records since August 07, 2013. It averages a 1,569,300 on the Scoville scale with peak levels of over 2,200,000 Scoville Heat Units (SHU)
Awesome, been wanting to try these for a while now, Simon up in QLD had some beauties that he’d grown, he sent some down for us to have a go at, thanks mate
What’s it Like ?
How Hot is It ?
Thinnish skinned, and the flavour, initially I got a burst of Slight Sour, bitter, florally, fruity flavour, that forgot about as it got really hot , had a nice perfumey flavour once thought about it whilst was going off, still had that purfumey flavour happening after the break, so even though they are insanely hot, you still get flavour.
Hit the back of the tongue and top back palate fairly quick, then it started to build and really got the tongue and back of the throat going, kept building past the the hot coal stage, would hurt when you breathed or talked it was that hot, it hurt as swallowed saliva, violent, brutal yup Extremely hot and one of the hottest things that have ever tried
You can get the Carolina Reaper whilst available as well as all the other seeds in our Range of over 200 varieties from www.thehippyseedcompany.com
Thanks Ed for Creating them, Thanks Simon for sending them down, they were spectacular
Thanks Dingo for joining in and helping out, see ya soon for more exiting adventures of the chilli kind.
Hope You Enjoy
Neil & Charlotte