The Carolina Reaper is a hybrid plant made up of a habanero and ghost pepper (which is made up of a habanero and Capsicum frutescens). It was developed by South Carolina breeder Ed Currie. It is known for being one of the spiciest peppers, reaching 2,200,000 SHU on average.
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- "Carolina Reaper: Hottest Pepper in the World – All About It". Chili Pepper Madness. 2019-07-09. Retrieved 2021-04-12.
- "World's hottest pepper hits 2.2 million Scoville heat units". Los Angeles Times. 2013-12-27. Retrieved 2021-04-13.