The Carolina Reaper was officially declared the Worlds Hottest Pepper November 14th, 2013. It tested at an AVERAGE Scoville Heat Units of 1,569,000 and had a High Testing of 2,200,000 Scoville Heat Units.
Cultivating Difficulty Degree
Peppers are heat loving plants that are easy to grow, and do well in a variety of climates. Start seeds indoors 6-8 weeks before the last frost. Soaking Pepper Seeds for 2-8 hrs before planting helps speed germination. Plant 1/8” deep in a seed tray. Germination will occur in 8-25 days at 75-90°F. Keep soil evenly moist (not soaked) for best germination, the use of a humidity done is recommended opening once a day for 5 minutes to let in fresh air. Harden off Pepper plants, then transplant to the garden about 2-4 weeks after the last frost date. Plant Peppers in full sun, spacing about 24" apart, in rows 24-36" apart.