Carolina Reaper Plant

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The growing season for seedlings is now finished for the 2019-2020 season. Plants will be available for preorder from September 2020 for the 2020-2021 growing season. If you still want plants now for indoor growing you can contact us to place a special order and we can specifically grow plants for you. however please note that chilli plants we sell require a minimum of 20°C to grow and thrive. If the temperature is too cold, the plant will likely die.

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Carolina Reaper Plant

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 seedlings have been germinated by us under controlled conditions earlier on in the year so they’re ready come Spring. They will come with a minimum of 6-8 mature leaves, typically as pictured.

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.

We’ve germinated seeds from pods we’ve harvested from our own Carolina Reaper mother plants.

What you get

Plants come in a 100mm peat pot, which is 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 a super hot variety before or gifting this to someone who may not have a green thumb, we send care instructions with all our plants. You can also check out our frequently asked questions or contact us if you have any other questions.

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    Very good quality. Looks very healthy

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    Arrived promptly,well packaged and appeared very healthy. Let’s just hope my black thumb does not undo their efforts. I would definitely use this service again.

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Australia Post Express Post, Regular Post and Local pick up in Baulkham Hills, NSW 2153 is available for all plants, fresh and dried chilli.

When purchasing plants or fresh chilli, we offer Australia Post Express or Regular Post services. We ship all parcels just before the post man picks them up to assure your plants and fresh chillies spend the least amount of time in a box.

If for any reason there is a delay in shipping your plants, you will be notified as soon as possible.

Local pick up is available by appointment only from Baulkham Hills, NSW 2153. You will be emailed once your order is processed to arrange a suitable time for pick up.

Plants can only be sent to states in Australia not listed under Quarantine restrictions here.

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.