The Carolina Reaper is a chili pepper of the Capsicum chinense species, originally named the "HP22BNH", bred by Ed Currie from South Carolina, United States.
The Carolina Reaper claimed its crown in November of 2013 as the spiciest pepper of all time. In 2017, Guinness World Records declared it the hottest chili pepper in the world. And it’s one nasty-looking pepper, fully equipped with the texture and scorpion tail of the Trinidadian heavyweights. Used typically for making sauces and spice powder.
Fans recommend adding a small amount to any dish for an explosion of flavor, as well as the endorphin rush that accompanies the consumption of something that spicy. 90+ days. Makes also a nice houseplant or bonsai chili (bonchi).
*Extremely HOT. Extreme caution should be used. Use rubber gloves to handle seeds, plants and fruits. Keep out of reach of children and pets!