Carolina Reaper HP22B
The Carolina Reaper HP22B is a hybrid between a Habanero and Naga Viper and both of the Capsicum Chinese family.
The chilli plant grows to over a meter in a pot and will grow bigger, if you plant it in the ground. The pepper pods go from light green to a bright red with a stinger tail. Because it is a hybrid, the shape of the chilli fruits vary. The pods are about 3-4 cm wide and approximate the same length.
The Carolina Reaper is available in our Guinness World Records Pack and in another strain too. We have chosen to work with this strain because it showed different traits. We call it the Carolina Reaper BSR – (Bhut Shaped Reaper). It has rope like placenta and we find it insanely hot as well.
You can use this hot chilli pepper to make a screaming hot sauce or make a super insane hot chilli powder. It will be hard to cook with, because it will overpower the flavour of the food, unless you have an extremely high tolerance for spicy food.
Carolina Reaper compared to the former record holder Butch T Scorpion Pepper:
When a chilli pepper is that hot it’s hard to feel the difference in the heat. You will feel like you stick you tongue in a deep-fryer and the heat radiates to your ears. Some people starts to hallucinate, when they get the really super hot chilli pepper. You’ll loose your sense of taste for some days and be sure to have a lot of food in your tummy, if you want to eat a raw super hot pepper, otherwise you’ll get stomach cramps. One good advice: Do not vomit, because it is extremely painful getting the pepper up your nose.
Use two pairs of gloves when you chop hot pepper and be careful not to get any chilli in your eyes.
Flavour wise: Sweet & Fruity – if you are able to taste it, because of the heat.
Heat level: 1,569,300 Scoville Heat Units – Extreme heat.