Hottest Pepper 2019
Posted on 19 November 2018
Did you know that the Hottest Pepper in 2018 and 2019 is the Carolina Reaper?
While there have been rumors of a Dragon's Breath Pepper and a Pepper X that are trying to be contenders for the being the Hottest Pepper in the World... in 2019, the Guinness World Record is still held by the Carolina Reaper.
The Dragon's Breath Pepper is not yet a stable strain, at least in our experience. We have been growing out several pods and seeds with varied, un-satisfactory results. The last set of seedlings we started, all from the same Dragon's Breath pod, and all at the same time, are all over the place in size and even the shape of the leaves. We're dubious that this Dragon's Breath strain has been able to be stabilized for consistent growing, and we have yet to get any pods from the multiple sets of seeds we've tried to grow over the past year.
Stay tuned on our trials of the Dragon's Breath Pepper »
For now, if you want to grow the hottest pepper in the world, grow our Carolina Reaper Seeds – then you'll know you are growing the current world-record-holder for being the hottest chile pepper you can have in your garden. They're great for making Carolina Reaper Salsa or making hot sauce.
New Yellow Carolina Reaper Seeds:
If you want to grow the hottest peppers in 2019, then make sure to grow the Yellow Carolina Reaper, who is just as hot as her cousin, but in beautiful, vibrant yellow! The Yellow Reaper has bright yellow skin that is smoother and thicker than its red cousin. But this Yellow Reaper pepper still has that rip-roaring heat that completely burns your mouth apart.
Try the Red or Yellow Carolina Reaper in your next hot sauce or in salsa for a big kick of heat! Always in moderation, of course! We like to dehydrate them and store in glass vials, then use in small doses to crush into salsa or stews. Be careful when handling these of course, since they are the Hottest Peppers in the World, you don't want to get that capsaicin on your skin, eyes or other parts! :) This Yellow Carolina Reaper is a natural variant of the famous red Carolina Reaper, it starts out green and then ripens to brilliant yellow. A great pepper gem to include in the garden!
Growing super hot peppers like the Carolina Reaper is easy – the trick is to keep the seeds warm and moist when germinating. They actually like it between 80˚-90˚ F, so if you use a seedling heat mat or other ways to keep them uber-warm, it's essential to germination. And, since Carolina Reaper seeds are a bit more rare, it's good to make sure each and every seed germinates. Our customers report that they have nearly 100% germination when using heat when sprouting our seeds. Which is good, every Carolina Reaper seedling is a treasure!
2019 Pepper Seed Discounts:
You can also get three seed packets of our super hot peppers in 2019 for a wicked deal: three varieties of our customer favorites includes 26 super hot pepper seeds for just $10.17! So for your 2019 garden – make sure to order this seed deal to grow three of the hottest peppers in the world.
Then you can have a Margarita and Salsa Tasting Party
where you make salsas with all three of these beasts and see which you like best! You can also try making salsas with less hot, but still delicious peppers like our Yellow Jalapeño, or Goat Horn Peppers, Caribbean Habanero Peppers, or Aji Amarillo peppers. Any pepper will work, you can even mix in sweet peppers like the NuMex Trick-or-Treat Habanero with all the flavor or a Habanero but without the heat! These are a great way to "tame" a regular Habanero salsa or hot sauce.
If you like spicy, have you had New Mexican Green Chile?
Make sure to check out our hottest green chiles, like the Rattlesnake Chile, Barkers Hot Green Chile and the Lumbre X-Hot Green chile. All three of these chiles have amazing flavor and heat for adding to green chile stews, toppings for sandwiches, burgers or pizza, or adding to hot sauces or other dishes.