The Carolina Reaper is a hybrid chili
pepper of the
Capsicum chinense species, originally called the
"HP22B", bred by cultivator Ed Currie, who runs PuckerButt Pepper Company in
Fort Mill, South Carolina. The Carolina Reaper was rated as the world's hottest
chili pepper by Guinness World Records according to 2012 tests, averaging
1,569,300 SHU on the Scoville scale with peak levels of over 2,200,000 SHU. The
previous record-holder was the Trinidad Moruga Scorpion.
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