Pepper 'Carolina Reaper'
Pepper 'Carolina Reaper'

Pepper 'Carolina Reaper'

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  • This Pepper 'Carolina Reaper' ships in a 4" Cup
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Unleash the extreme heat of the Carolina Reaper in your garden with our robust, ready-to-plant seedlings. Recognized by the Guinness World Records as the hottest chili pepper on Earth, the Carolina Reaper boasts a scorching heat level that ranges between 1.4 million to 2.2 million Scoville Heat Units. Not only is it famed for its fiery bite, but it also offers a fruity and sweet undertone that makes it a favorite among heat aficionados.

 

Full Sun

Days to maturity: 70-100

Flavor Profile: sweet, fruity, and subtly earthy with a fiery, intense heat.

 Scoville Units: 1.4 million and 2.2 million

Culinary Use:  hot sauces, salsas, spice rubs, and adding a potent heat to marinades and daring culinary creations

Additional features:

Type: Fruit-bearing perennial
Height: Typically grows 3 to 4 feet tall
Spread: Can spread up to 3 feet wide
Foliage: Green, with a bushy growth habit
Flowers: Small, white flowers that develop into peppers
Fruit: Bright red, wrinkled peppers with a distinctive pointed tail

Sunlight: Requires full sun, with at least 6-8 hours of direct sunlight daily.
Water: Water regularly but allow the soil to dry out slightly between watering sessions. Overwatering can lead to root rot and other issues.
Soil: Prefers well-draining soil with a pH between 6.0 and 6.8. If growing in containers, use a high-quality potting mix.
Temperature: Thrives in warm temperatures; protect from frost. Ideal growing temperatures are between 70°F and 90°F (21°C to 32°C).
Fertilizing: Feed with a balanced fertilizer every two weeks during the growing season. Switch to a high-potassium fertilizer as the fruit begins to form to enhance fruiting.
Pruning: Pruning is not typically necessary, but you may remove any dead or damaged branches to encourage better airflow and plant health.

Sunlight: Requires full sun, with at least 6-8 hours of direct sunlight daily.
Water: Water regularly but allow the soil to dry out slightly between watering sessions. Overwatering can lead to root rot and other issues.
Soil: Prefers well-draining soil with a pH between 6.0 and 6.8. If growing in containers, use a high-quality potting mix.
Temperature: Thrives in warm temperatures; protect from frost. Ideal growing temperatures are between 70°F and 90°F (21°C to 32°C).
Fertilizing: Feed with a balanced fertilizer every two weeks during the growing season. Switch to a high-potassium fertilizer as the fruit begins to form to enhance fruiting.
Pruning: Pruning is not typically necessary, but you may remove any dead or damaged branches to encourage better airflow and plant health.

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