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Carolina-Reaper - the hottest pepper in the world with a rating of 2,200,000 Scoville Heat Units (for reference, Tobasco tops out at 1,200 Scoville units)

Carolina-Reaper - the hottest pepper in the world with a rating of 2,200,000 Scoville Heat Units (for reference, Tobasco tops out at 1,200 Scoville units)

Carolina Reaper - now ranked as world's hottest.     Another Scorpion Tail pepper.

Carolina Reaper - now ranked as world's hottest. Another Scorpion Tail pepper.

Ed Currie named these peppers “Carolina Reapers” for the sickle-like tails that stick out the ends. Credit: PuckerButt Pepper Company

Ed Currie named these peppers “Carolina Reapers” for the sickle-like tails that stick out the ends. Credit: PuckerButt Pepper Company

List of Top 20 Hottest Peppers - Moruga peppers not included here are the hottest

List of Top 20 Hottest Peppers

List of Top 20 Hottest Peppers - Moruga peppers not included here are the hottest

Growing Peppers from Seed | The Pepper Seed  Contains link to check when to start plants from seeds based on location

Growing Peppers from Seed | The Pepper Seed Contains link to check when to start plants from seeds based on location

Until recently, the Trinidad Moruga Scorpion was known as the world's hottest chile pepper. But according to the Guinness Book of World Records last month, it's now the Carolina Reaper grown by Ed Currie of PuckerButt Pepper Co. in South Carolina.

World's hottest pepper hits 2.2 million Scoville heat units

Until recently, the Trinidad Moruga Scorpion was known as the world's hottest chile pepper. But according to the Guinness Book of World Records last month, it's now the Carolina Reaper grown by Ed Currie of PuckerButt Pepper Co. in South Carolina.

Carolina Reaper Pepper Plants

Carolina Reaper Pepper Plants

Carolina Reaper Hot Pepper

Carolina reaper hot pepper

WARNING: These peppers are all known for their heat. They burn when they get on your skin. Use great care when handling the seeds and inside flesh of all of t

Do you dare to take on the burn of a fearsome Carolina Reaper? Here are some of the chillies to beware of – or confront

Scoville scale: The hottest chillies in the world– in pictures

Do you dare to take on the burn of a fearsome Carolina Reaper? Here are some of the chillies to beware of – or confront

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