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Hottest Pepper in the World

Hottest Pepper in the World: Pepper X in October 2023

As of October 2023, Pepper X has been declared by Guinness World Records as the hottest pepper in the world! Read more about the new hottest pepper in the world in 2023 »


Hottest Pepper in the World

The hottest pepper in the world up until October 2023 was the Carolina Reaper! In October 2023, the Guinness World Records declared Ed Currie's Pepper X the hottest pepper in the world. Can you buy Pepper X seeds? Not yet.
Read more about the new hot pepper record »

Time will tell if another pepper can stand up to their test to be hotter than Pepper X!

This chart below shows the Sandia Seed Company peppers listed by Scoville Heat Units. The superhot peppers at the bottom of the list have similar levels of extreme heat, and any one of them could be the hottest pepper this season. The Trinidad Moruga Scorpion has consistently been the hottest from our trials. See for yourself! 

The Trinidad Moruga Scorpion can be just as hot as Carolina Reaper!

List of Peppers by Heat

Looking for more super hot peppers?

There are lots of other super hot peppers that rival Carolina Reapers in their world-record-holding heat, so don't stop at the Reaper if you want some extra hot spice growing in your garden. 

Check out our
List of Peppers by Heat »


HOTTEST PEPPER SEEDS


Here is a list of all the green chile seeds we offer in mild to hot order:



Mildest:
Paprika, Poblano, Anaheim
Mild: Pasilla, Heritage 6-4, Big Jim Legacy.
Medium: Big Jim Heritage, Joe E. Parker, Hatch Green Chile, Guajillo, Chimayo, Espanola Improved, Fresno, Santa Fe Grande.
Hot: Hatch Red, Sandia Hot, Barker's Hot, Lumbre.
Extra Hot: Early Jalapeno, Serrano.
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