Carolina Reaper Flowering Plant
These chilli plants are currently developing buds and flowers. Measuring a minimum of 280mm high from top of pot, with a well developed root system. Last three photos are for illustrative purposes only to show the final colour and typical shape of matured fruit.
The Carolina Reaper is currently the Guinness record holder for the hottest chilli in the world at an average of 1,569,300 Scoville Heat Units since 2013. Created by Ed Currie in South Carolina, it’s a cross between a Red Habanero and a Naga Viper chilli.
Known for its wrinkly shimmering skin, gnarly looking tails, and insane heat level, the Carolina Reaper has gained some stability over the last few years, but shapes may still vary. Grown from original seeds from the creator himself, ‘Smokin’ Ed Currie.
Species: Capsicum Chinense
Flavour: Just bloody hot!
Colour: Pods ripen from green to red.
Heat Level: 10+/10
Scoville Heat Units: 1,569,300+
Take the hassle out of germinating seeds
Having a hard time germinating seeds or want to take the hassle out of growing from seed and get a head start come Spring time?
Our plants have been germinated by us under controlled conditions earlier on in the year so they’re ready come Spring.
Plants have not been topped, as we leave this up to you. If you are unsure what topping is, please have a look at this video on YouTube. and check out our frequently asked questions.
We’ve germinated from seeds we’ve harvested from our own plants, however pods have been open pollinated (albiet indoors). Although unlikey, pod variations may exist.
Plants will come in a 100mm peat pot, with a minimum of 8 mature leaves, typically as pictured, unless otherwise noted in the description (i.e. flowering and fruiting plants),
Plants will not come with chillies (unless otherwise noted in the description). Photos of chillies are for illustrative purposes only to show the type and characteristics of the variety.
The peat pot is 100% biodegradable. This means you don’t have to disturb the root system by removing it from the peat pot. Instead you can put the peat pot straight into the ground or into a larger pot, and the roots will continue to grow through the peat as if it wasn’t there.
If you’ve never grown chillies before or gifting this to someone who may not have a green thumb, we send our comprehensive Guide to Growing Chillies with all our plant and seedling orders. You can also check out our frequently asked questions or contact us if you have any other questions.
Due to Covid-19, Australia post is no longer guaranteeing next day delivery for express post parcels.
Orders which include plants are shipped for a $25 flat free Australia Wide. We choose the fastest shipping method at the time of order, and use a combination of Australia Post Express or Sendle Couriers, depending on location. Orders outside of Sydney Metro are despatched Monday and Tuesday only to give your order the best chance of arriving before the weekend. Handling time is currently 2 business days for orders outside Sydney Metro. Orders received Tuesday to Sunday are despatched Monday. Orders received Monday are despatched Tuesday. Sydney Metro orders are despatched Monday to Thursday.
Plants can only be sent to states in Australia not listed under Quarantine restrictions here.
If for any reason there is a delay in shipping your plants, you will be notified as soon as possible.
Pick up is available in Baulkham Hills, NSW 2153 for all plants, fresh and dried chilli. If pick up is selected during checkout, you will be sent an email with the pick up details following your confirmed order. If fresh chillies are ordered and we have not received a reply within 2 business days for when the order will be collected, your order will be cancelled and refunded. Given the nature of fresh chillies, all orders must be collected within 5 days.
We do not offer International shipping.
Chilli plants prefer tropical weather, and typically the best time to plant is in Spring. You will need to determine (based on the climate in your area) when the best time to plant is to avoid damaging or potentially killing the plant if there’s a frost risk.
Our plants require hardening, which means getting them used to the full strength of the sun by increasing their exposure over a 1 week period. Exposing them to full sun straight away may burn the leaves (they turn white and crisp) and stunt growth.
Please be extremely careful when handling chillies from this plant. Anything at or above the Scoville scale of a habanero (300,000 SHU) can cause severe pain if handled incorrectly. Keep out of reach of children. Handle ripe pods with gloves to avoid accidently squeezing the chilli and releasing it’s oils onto your skin. Do not consume on an empty stomach.
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