Know Your Peppers: Carolina Reaper

Pepper Profile

Name: Carolina Reaper

Origin: South Carolina, USA

Scoville Rating (SHU): 1,500,000+

Colours: Red

Size (length): 2.5 – 7.5 cm (1 – 3 inches)

Size (width): 2.5 – 7.5 cm (1 – 3 inches)

Fun Facts:

  • It is the current Guinness World Record holder for the hottest chilli! The highest tested pepper coming in at over 2.2 million SHU
  • It was created as a cross breed between a Ghost Pepper and a Red Habanero pepper
  • It gets it’s “Reaper” name because of the tail that looks like a scythe
  • The most Carolina Reapers consumed in one minute is 22

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