2018 - 3 LIVE Red Carolina Reaper Hot Pepper Plants - World's Hottest Pepper!!!! Spring Pre-Order! ----------
- You will receive 3 LIVE Red Carolina Reaper Hot Pepper Plants. - Spring of 2018. - Will ship between April and May. - Plants will be 3-6 inches tall. - Small US grower.
*** Organically grown. No harsh chemicals or fertilizers used. ***
These will spice up any chili, hot sauce, or really pretty much anything you want to set on fire. I do warn you that these are VERY VERY VERY hot. Not to be toyed with. I handle the peppers with gloves.
Each plant will be given personal attention prior to shipping. This makes the plants very happy and prepares them for shipping as well as a long life. I am not a large nursery company that is throwing plants in a box and hoping they get to you in good condition. I take every precaution and make every preparation for you to receive the very best product available. I hope that even though it may take a few days for you to get your plants that you will appreciate the level of care I provide that you will not find anywhere else!
Live plants will ONLY ship Monday-Wednesday in order to not leave any plants in a warehouse over the weekend.
WEATHER will also determine shipping. If you are having very cold weather but warmer weather is expected in a few days, I will delay shipping in order to make sure you get the best plants.
ALL OF THIS CAN BE CUSTOMIZED! PLEASE CONTACT ME WITH ANY QUESTIONS! ----------
Bred in a Rock Hill, South Carolina greenhouse by Ed "Smokin'" Currie, proprietor of the PuckerButt Pepper Company in Fort Mill, the Carolina Reaper has been rated as the world's hottest chili pepper by Guinness World Records since August 7, 2013. The original crossbreed was between a [Bhut jolokia|Ghost pepper] (a former world record holder) and a red habanero and is named 'Reaper' due to the shape of its tail. The official Guinness World Record heat level is 1,569,300 Scoville Heat Units (SHU), according to tests conducted by Winthrop University in South Carolina. The figure is an average for the tested batch; the hottest individual pepper was measured at 2.2 million SHU.
At the second Annual New York City Hot Sauce Expo on March 30, 2014, Guinness World Records presented Ed Currie with his world record. There, an eating competition occurred and Russel Todd won the contest, consuming three Carolina Reapers in 12.23 seconds, a new Guinness record. This record was beaten in September 2014 by Jason McNabb, who finished three peppers in 10.95 seconds.
The pepper has been described as "a good all-rounder to try at home" by UK ethnobotanist James Wong who said that they require temperatures of at least 18-20C and suggested growing in 30-40cm pots to restrict growth and produce fruit sooner.It has been described as having a fruity taste, with the initial bite being sweet and then immediately turning to "molten lava". ----------