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Super Hot Pepper Seeds

Super Hot Pepper Seeds

Looking for Super Hot Pepper seeds? Sandia Seed has a great collection of super hot pepper seeds, as well as the not-quite-as-hot-but-still-pretty-darn-spicy hot pepper seeds. We have the infamous Carolina Reaper seeds, and the Trinidad Moruga Scorpion seeds, as well as Hatch chile varieties that are super hot like Hatch Green Hot DoubleCross Chile seeds or Hatch Green X-Hot Lumbre Green Chile seeds, or Barkers Hot Hatch Green chile seeds


Super Hot Pepper seeds

Growing super hot peppers from seed is one of the best ways to add spice to your garden and recipes. Super Hot Peppers are so spicy we recommend handling the peppers with gloves and even use a face mask if you're processing peppers as the dust and fumes can be overpowering! 

What makes a pepper a super hot pepper? It all has to do with the Scoville units. The Scoville scale is a measurement of the spicy heat of chili peppers which is based on the amount of capsaicin in the pepper. The scale is named after American pharmacist Wilbur Scoville, who in 1912 devised the method to test spiciness of peppers by diluting with sugar water and taste tasting to see how much sugar water it takes to remove the spiciness from the pepper. The more dilution needed, the hotter the pepper.  The Carolina Reaper has long held the record for being the hottest pepper since 2013 with over 2 million Scoville units – however, in 2017 it was unseated by the astonishingly spicy Dragon's Breath pepper which has 2.48 million Scoville units!! We hope to carry the Dragon's Breath pepper seeds very soon! But until then, don't worry, the Carolina Reaper will do you just fine – it is so hot it can really do some damage. But.. Can Eating a Carolina Reaper Kill You?


Shade Tolerant Super Hot PepperDid you know that there is a super hot pepper that likes partial shade?
It's true! The orange Manzano Pepper is happily grows Andean mountain slopes of South America, where it thrives at temperatures between 40˚- 60˚ Fahrenheit. So if you live in a climate where the summers get hot, you can grow this pepper in partial shade.

So if you don't have a super sunny spot but you still want to grow super hot peppers, the Manzano is a good hot pepper to grow in partial shade. It has a very hot Scoville rating of 30,000 – compare that to a Jalapeño pepper which has only 3500-4000 Scoville units. So while that's not as hot as a Carolina Reaper (which has over 2 million Scoville units), don't worry, the Manzano Pepper, also known as the Apple Chile or the Orange Rocoto, is still PLENTY hot and will surely warm up any hot sauce, salsa or dish you desire.


We love to use Super Hot Peppers in salsas, hot sauces and other recipes. Check out our Carolina Reaper Salsa recipe »

Check out more of our Super Hot Pepper seeds below: 

 Super Hot Hatch chile seeds


Super hot pepper seeds - Carolina Reaper Seeds